Illinois, Missouri governors press for faster rail link
St. Louis – The governors of Missouri and Illinois are teaming up to promote a high-speed train initiative.
Jay Nixon and Pat Quinn are scheduled to hold a joint news conference Monday in St. Louis to discuss planning efforts for a faster rail link between St. Louis and Chicago.
The governors will also meet privately with St. Louis-area business and community leaders.
The federal stimulus measure includes $8 billion to construct high-speed rail lines around the country.
However plans for the Chicago-St. Louis line call for a 110 mile-an-hour line, not the 200 mile-an-hour trains common in Europe.