Iowans surveyed support expansion of passenger rail

December 7, 2015

Amtrak 054A new survey reaffirms support for expanding passenger rail service in Iowa.

More than half the participants — 56 percent — in a survey conducted by the SMART Transportation Division said passenger rail service in Iowa should increase. Another 77 percent said Amtrak should add service from Des Moines to Chicago, a concept that once had steam but has stagnated for several years due to lack of funding.

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