Amtrak plans 110 mph train service in Mich., Ind.

02/7/2012 | RT&S online

Federal approval will now permit Amtrak and the Michigan Transportation Department to provide 110 mph high-speed rail service in western Michigan and northern Indiana. The approval comes as Amtrak successfully implemented a positive train control system on its track from Kalamazoo, Mich., to Porter, Ind. "This is the first expansion of regional high-speed rail outside the Amtrak-owned Northeast Corridor," said Amtrak CEO and President Joseph Boardman.

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