The Indiana High Speed Rail Association will discuss three proposed Indiana high speed rail corridors on at its 13th annual Golden Spike Seminar on Saturday, Oct. 6. The day long event will be held at the offices of American Structurepoint Inc., 7260 Shadeland Station. The seminar is titled “Why Indiana is so important to the Midwest Regional Rail System.”
Dr. Alexander Metcalf, president; CEO of Transportation Economics and Management Systems Inc. in Fredricks, Maryland will present the Chicago to Fort Wayne corridor, which will go on to Lima, Ohio, and Chicago to Indianapolis corridor, which will go on to Cincinnati, Ohio, and John Myers, project manager at HNTB Inc. in Indianapolis, will present the Chicago to Michigan City corridor, which will go on to Detroit, Mich. All corridors are proposed to stop at a new transportation center being considered for the Gary Chicago International Airport.
These corridors are all part of the Midwest Regional Rail System, a 3,000 mile network passenger rail in eight states, including Indiana, that will connect major cities in the Midwest.
In addition, Ehren Bingamann, executive director of the Central Indiana Regional Transportation Authority, will discuss the mass transportation needs of the greater Indianapolis area and its ties to the Midwest system.