Press Release

Howard A. Learner statement on President Obama’s Modern Rail Announcement

President Obama Renews Commitment to Modern Passenger Rail

Chicago-hubbed Rail Network Closer to Realization

STATEMENT BY HOWARD A. LEARNER

Executive Director, Environmental Law & Policy Center

 CHICAGO – Howard A. Learner, Executive Director of the Environmental Law & Policy Center, issued the following statement in response to the President Obama’s call for advancing modern passenger rail in America:

“Today, President Obama renewed his call to modernize America’s passenger rail system. The President chose the historic Union Depot train station in St. Paul for this important announcement, which provided a beautiful backdrop for what we already know: Modern, faster, comfortable rail is good for economic development and good for communities,” said Howard A. Learner, Executive Director of the Environmental Law & Policy Center. “We commend the President for his commitment and urge Congress to get onboard with this important jobs initiative. We will soon see a Chicago-hubbed, Midwest higher-speed rail network that connects the great cities of our heartland.”

 

 

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