Eastern Jackson County, MO —
Here’s what’s coming down the tracks.
Illinois now says it will have so-called high-speed rail service from Chicago to St. Louis by 2014, which puts that service on Missouri’s doorstep. Eventual plans are to plug Missouri’s cross-state line – the Amtrak line, Kansas City to St. Louis, with stops in Independence and elsewhere – into that Illinois line, part of a Midwest high-speed network.
But is it really high speed? Is it really enough?