Midwest Amtrak riders between St. Louis and Chicago are still waiting for 90 and 110 mph speeds

By Mark Schlinkmann, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Cherokee Tribune & Ledger-News; December 31, 2018

While most of a $1.95-billion upgrade of the St. Louis-to-Chicago Amtrak corridor was finished a year ago, long-promised faster rail journeys on the route have yet to happen.

Delays in installing and testing new GPS-related safety technology have kept Amtrak trains from hitting high speeds of 90 mph during 2018 as the Illinois Department of Transportation had predicted.

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