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Proposed high-speed rail between major cities 

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The Hoosier Environmental Council plans to promote a proposed high-speed passenger rail route during four free, public presentations in Indiana communities during the month of August.

The route would connect Chicago to Indianapolis and also Indianapolis to Cincinnati. According to the council, the presentations will inform residents of Greensburg, Rushville, Shelbyville and Crawfordsville about the economic and environmental benefits and amenities of the proposed rail system as well as where Indiana stands in the passenger rail planning process.

The four communities were chosen based on their locations along or nearby the federally designated high-speed rail corridor between Indianapolis and Cincinnati.

According to the press release from the Hoosier Environmental Council, the proposed rail system would bring more than 4,500 permanent jobs to Indiana as well as $86 million of additional taxable income and as much as $3.5 billion in user benefits to the state.

The presentations will take place:

6:30 p.m., Aug. 1, Greenburg-Decatur County Public Library Meeting Room, Greensburg

6:30 p.m. Aug. 6, Rushville Public Library Meeting Room, Rushville

6:30 p.m., Aug. 8, Shelby County Public Library in the Carnegie East Wing, Meeting Room B, Shelbyville

6:30 p.m., Aug. 21, Crawfordsville Public Library, Donnelley Room, Crawfordsville

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