ILLINOIS PASSENGER RAIL

Connecting People in Illinois and Around the Country

CHICAGO TO QUAD CITIES

Project Study Team

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is the lead agency and is working in partnership with the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)  on the Chicago to Quad Cities Service Development Program.

Illinois Department of Transportation

Within the State of Illinois, IDOT has responsibility for the planning, construction and maintenance of Illinois’ extensive transportation network, which includes, highways and bridges, airports, public transit, rail freight and rail passenger systems.

The Bureau of Passenger Rail Corridor Development administers the rail service programs that supplement rail passenger service provided by Amtrak and that preserve rail freight service. This Bureau is leading the overall project management for the development and implementation of the Chicago to Quad Cities Service Development Program. 

www.dot.state.il.us

Federal Railroad Administration

The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is one of ten agencies within the U.S. Department of Transportation concerned with intermodal transportation. FRA’s mission is to enable the safe, reliable, and efficient movement of people and goods for a strong America, now and in the future.  The FRA enforces rail safety regulations; administers railroad assistance programs; conducts research and development to improve railroad safety; and promotes national rail transportation policy.

www.fra.dot.gov

Additional Project Partners

  • Amtrak
  • BNSF Railway Company (BNSF)
  • Iowa Interstate Railroad Ltd. (IAIS)
  • Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC)
  • Key representatives for communities and cities along the corridor