Chicago Railroad http://michiganradio.org en Removing a barrier to high speed rail from Detroit to Chicago http://michiganradio.org/post/removing-barrier-high-speed-rail-detroit-chicago <p>Today&nbsp;could be a significant day for the future of high speed rail in Michigan.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Consultants have until today&nbsp;to submit their proposals to study how to solve a crucial problem for high speed rail between Detroit and Chicago.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The problem: a railroad bottleneck between northwest Indiana and Chicago.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>A high volume of passenger and freight traffic already overwhelms the existing rail lines&nbsp;and threatens&nbsp;to put the brakes on high speed trains.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 12 Dec 2011 08:01:01 +0000 Steve Carmody 5340 at http://michiganradio.org Removing a barrier to high speed rail from Detroit to Chicago