Rail Transportation

Proposed Intercity Passenger Rail

Current passenger rail activities.

Chicago to Dubuque Passenger Rail

The Illinois DOT in conjunction with the Iowa DOT continues work to implement passenger rail service to Dubuque. A grant application was submitted Oct. 2, 2009, seeking $140 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009 funding under the HSIPR program. Unfortunately, the application was not selected for an award. However, Illinois DOT, as the lead state, continues work on this corridor using capital funding appropriated by the Illinois legislature.