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Rail Association Launches 'More Relevant' Site

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The Indiana High Speed Rail Association says it wants to provide more relevant information on the potential economic benefits of the Midwest Regional Rail System. President Thom Davis says the organization has launched a new website documenting facts and statistics on the proposed rail system.

Highland, Ind. - The Indiana High Speed Rail Association (INHSRA) today unveiled a newly constructed website that according to its president, Thom Davis, "is more relevant and informative in defining the Midwest Regional Rail System, and the economic benefits it will bring to Indiana." Davis lives in West Lafayette, Indiana and is employed by Oscar Winski, Inc.

The proposed Midwest Regional Rail System is a 3000 mile network of 21st century passenger trains, emanating out of Chicago and crossing 8 midwestern states, including Indiana. Proposed rail markets are Gary, Warsaw and Fort Wayne going east; Gary Lafayette and Indianapolis going south. With 630 miles of federally designated high-speed rail corridors, Indiana enjoy is the largest network in the system.

Content of the website http://indianahighspeedrail.org/ includes documented facts and statistics regarding the economic, energy and environmental benefits of the proposed high-speed rail system. It also exhibits the state of Indiana's new State Rail Plan 2011 as it pertains to passenger train activity.

Chair of the board, Roger Sims says, "The new website is another in steps the Association is taking to state a clear and concise case for bringing high-speed rail to this state." The other step is a statewide business plan. Sims, who is also president of Sims Professional Engineers in Highland, is heading up an INHSRA task force that is working on a business plan that will include pertinent economic impact data. The website will serve as the primary hub and communication tool for this plan as the case is developed.

The Highland-based Indiana High Speed Rail Association is a statewide advocate passenger rail organization that has as its mission statement to promote the funding and implementation of the Midwest Regional Rail System in Indiana. For information, call the association at (219) 887-1351.

Source: Indiana High Speed Rail Association