Project Overview

The Midwest Regional Rail Planning Study (MWRRP) is an opportunity for Midwest stakeholders to develop a comprehensive vision for an integrated regional rail network and a governance model that could be used by the states to advance planning, procurement and operations issues for passenger rail service. The study will ultimately provide a strategic 40-year framework out to 2055 for the Midwest passenger rail network, service, financing, and governance.

The map shows the existing Amtrak network in the Midwest with core-based statistical areas used in CONNECT analyses highlighted in blue. CONNECT is an FRA tool used to estimate ridership and costs for intercity rail networks. Learn more about CONNECT in the FAQs.

The map shows the existing Amtrak network in the Midwest with core-based statistical areas used in CONNECT analyses highlighted in blue. CONNECT is an FRA tool used to estimate ridership and costs for intercity rail networks. Learn more about CONNECT in the FAQs.