Infrastructure bill reignites talks of Amtrak route between Chicago, IC, Moline

Amtrak’s Empire Builder travels across Gassman Coulee Trestle near Minot, N.D. during the winter. The Empire Builder travels daily between Chicago and the Pacific Northwest (Seattle, Wa. and Portland, Ore.) along major portions of the Lewis and Clark trail. CREDIT AMTRAK/JASON BERG

A train route from Chicago to the Quad Cities and Iowa City has renewed hope after Congress passed the $1.2 trillion infrastructure package earlier this month, with $66 billion set aside for Amtrak to expand rail service across the nation. The proposed route, many years in the works, would connect travelers for two daily round […]

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