We are hosting a self-guided presentation to update you on the alternatives analysis process.
The presentation summarizes the preliminary route analysis we are conducting between Chicago Union Station and Porter, Ind., including the area known as the “South of the Lake.”
Your input will help us narrow the range of route options possible in this area.
Please submit your feedback by May 29, 2013.
The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has initiated a program to evaluate passenger rail improvements for the Chicago-Detroit/Pontiac passenger rail corridor. The program is being prepared in partnership with the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), and in association with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).
The purpose of the program is to improve intercity mobility by providing an improved passenger rail service that would be a competitive transportation alternative to automobile, bus and air service between Chicago and Detroit/Pontiac, Mich. The program will provide sufficient information for the FRA to potentially support future decisions to fund and implement a major investment in the passenger rail corridor.
This website is being provided to keep you informed about the program and to provide opportunities for you to give input.