The federal standards define HSR at 110 mph, which seems to grant an advantage to the Midwest High Speed Rail Association. Although supporters of the Texas-T-bone claim Midwest programs are not in the running for the $8 billion in federal money (scroll down to our coverage of the recent Texas High Speed Rail Corp. board meeting below), the St-Louis-Chicago corridor appears to be a mature concept with strong political support and the proper market conditions regarding population.
Triangle Business Journal reports there will be some developments today.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn plan to hold a joint news conference Monday afternoon at the St. Louis Gateway Amtrak Station regarding efforts to land stimulus money for a high-speed rail line between St. Louis and Chicago.