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Tuesday, September 01, 2009

ICC To host discussion on proposed high-speed rail line

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The Illinois Commerce Commission's Transportation Policy Committee will host a policy briefing on a proposed high-speed rail corridor from Chicago to St. Louis at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, September 9, in hearing room A of the ICC's Springfield office. The ICC is located at 527 E. Capitol Avenue.

Among those scheduled to discuss plans for the high-speed rail corridor are Michael Payette, assistant vice president of governmental affairs for Union Pacific and Mike Garcia, railroad engineering unit chief at the Illinois Department of Transportation. James Donelan, assistant to Springfield Mayor Tim Davlin also will participate in the discussion.