I've written a letter today to Illinois legislators asking their support regarding the improvement and expansion of passenger rail service in Illinois. It is the hope of the Quad Cities Passenger Rail Coalition and I would think many others, that funds be appropriated through a capital bill with sufficient resources to accomplish what is necessary to bring passenger rail service back to the Quad-Cities. Like most other programs, funding is a large part of what is needed to bring what is now a hope to reality.
A number of comments have already been made by area residents and businessmen and women regarding the benefits of the return of this service, the complications of today’s air travel being among them. This is not to take away from the fine service provided by our Quad City International Airport. If you're not in a great hurry however, I feel rail service could be a pleasant and even rewarding alternative.
I would hope if you feel as I, that you consider joining the Rail Coalition, write to your legislators, or do anything you can to bring this project to fruition. It will be of great benefit to the Quad Cities metro area.
Carl W. Becker,
Quad Cities Passenger
Moline, IL Details
|(More Print Ads)|