Indiana groups to host high-speed rail conference

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The nation's top rail transportation official will speak at a conference next week focusing on the future of high-speed rail in Indiana.

Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph Szabo will deliver the keynote address at Friday's conference on the IUPUI campus in Indianapolis. Szabo is overseeing the nation's $10.5 billion investment in high-speed trains that could bring routes to Indiana.

He'll join several state, national and local speakers in discussing the benefits that would come if Indiana lands high-speed passenger trains. Those benefits include economic development, jobs, commuter mobility and energy savings.

The event is being hosted by the Hoosier Environmental Council, the Indiana High Speed Rail Association and the Richard G. Lugar Center for Renewable Energy.


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