Four stakeholder workshops will be held throughout the development of the Midwest Regional Rail Plan. Attendance is limited to members of the Stakeholder Planning Group. Meeting materials will be made available here following each workshop. Efforts are made to allow interested parties to listen in remotely to the workshops. To participate as an interested party, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DRAFT INTERCITY PASSENGER RAIL NETWORK
The final stakeholder workshop will be held December 6, 2017 in Chicago. Due to space limitations, the workshop is invite-only, but Interested Parties are invited to listen in remotely. Please contact Kate McCall Beazley at email@example.com if you are interested in receiving dial-in information for this event.
December 6, 2017
NETWORK CONFIGURATION RESULTS
The third workshop presented refined sub-regional networks generated from the CONNECT tool and discussed answers to the questions proposed at Workshop #2. Draft elements of a proposed Midwest rail network were presented including preferred routes, key hubs, appropriate service tiers, and network interactions.
sTAKEHOLDER wORKSHOP #3
September 13, 2017
Two sessions were held on the Midwest Rail Plan: a technical session for Stakeholders and Interested Parties to review the technical approach for developing scenarios and initial network concepts. The second was a breakout session providing a high-level overview of the project and progress.
mIDWEST rAIL CONFERENCE
August 15-17, 2017
Stakeholder Workshop #2
June 7, 2017
St. Paul, MN
Technical Development Update
The second stakeholder workshop used the input provided at the first workshop to perform an analysis of major markets using the CONNECT tool to understand market potential, effects of trip time and frequency, service tier goals, and standard service characteristics. A series of five geographic sub-regions were introduced with specific questions related to each area to help develop the “building blocks” of the technical analysis efforts.
Stakeholder Workshop #1
March 8, 2017
technical introduction and market assessment
The first stakeholder workshop introduced stakeholder group guiding principles, the history of rail in the midwest, the importance of MIPRC and governance, the CONNECT tool which will be used to model future rail scenarios, and examined current travel market demand and relationships.