Did You Know?

People walking are five times as likely to be killed by a driver traveling 30 mph as one going 20 mph.

Thank You Barack Obama

I spend a lot of time at our state capital in Springfield advocating for safer roads for everyone. In support of Active Transportation Alliance's mission, I commute by Amtrak. It really is better than driving 200 miles through soy-bean fields.

Today, President Obama gave me a nice gift. He awarded $1.1 billion to the State of Illinois to raise the speed of trains from Chicago to St. Louis (via Springfield) from an average 79 mph to 110 mph in many areas outside Chicago. He also announced smaller grants for service improvements on the Chicago-Milwaukee (WI) and Chicago-Detroit-Pontiac (MI) lines. See the full list of projects here

Thank you President Obama.