DES PLAINES, Ill. – Looking to help create a state transportation infrastructure that meets current and future demands, state Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, passed legislation this week to create a high speed railway commission.

“Establishing high speed rail lines that connect Chicago, St. Louis and several other cities throughout Illinois would bring a wide array of benefits to our state,” Moylan said. “It will create thousands of jobs, spur economic growth, lower carbon emissions, improve transportation safety and relieve congestion in cities. It’s important we take a thorough look at high speed rail.”

The Moylan introduced House Bill 399, also referred to as the High Speed Railway Commission Act, recently passed the House with overwhelming support to develop a plan to create a high speed rail line and feeder network connecting St. Louis to Chicago. The commission would conduct studies and make recommendations for the implementation of a high speed rail plan, and would review the state’s existing rail infrastructure and how it could connect regional hubs such as Rockford, Moline, Peoria and Decatur.

“Illinois serves as one of the largest transportation hubs in the United States,” Moylan said. “Expanding investments in our transportation infrastructure and modernizing our transportation network will help us maintain our status as a leader in transportation and continue to grow, benefitting Illinois and the rest of the country.”

For questions concerning House Bill 399, state issues, other legislation or district matters, please contact Moylan’s full-time constituent office at 847-635-6821 or email

Rep. Marty MoylanRep. Marty Moylan

(D-Des Plaines)
55th District

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