IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR DISH SUBSCRIBERS – SERVICE INTERRUPTION – CLICK HERE

St. Clair Co. approves $500,000 for high-speed rail project

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

EAST ST. LOUIS, IL (KPLR) - The St. Clair County Board voted to offer $500,000 in local funding for a high speed rail stop in East St. Louis.

The stop would be part of a high speed rail system connecting St. Louis and Chicago.
 
The trains would reach speed up to 110 mph.  The project could be done by 2017.
 
Lawmakers hope the $500,000 will convince state lawmakers to approve a stop in East St. Louis.
 
Officials with I-Dot will have four public meetings about the high speed rail project.
 
One is Tuesday night at the Jackie Joyner-Kersey Center in East St. Louis at 101 Jackie Joyner-Kersey Circle.
 
The system will use 284 miles of track and have several stops between St. Louis and Chicago.
 
The $500,000 will come from a sales tax collected by the transit district.
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 912 other followers