Gov. Rauner’s spending freeze results in ‘review’ of Quad City Amtrak project

January 27, 2015

Gov. Bruce Rauner’s spending freeze resulted in the Illinois Department of Transportation reviewing plans to bring passenger trains to the Quad Cities.

In May of 2015, Paul Rumler, executive director of the QC Passenger Rail Coalition, said he expected passenger train service to be available in the Quad Cities in 2016…

Those plans are currently under review after Gov. Rauner signed an executive order for state agencies to halt nonessential spending, putting state contract activity on pause until July 1…

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