A few months ago, I recall seeing proposal/vision for a high-speed rail corridor in the midwest with Chicago as its center and spokes (for lack of a better term, or rather, me not knowing the term) linking up to other major cities like Indianapolis or Milwaukee (i think?) with smaller branches off these spokes going to smaller cities.
It was suppossed to be high speed, I suppose like the chunnel, in that these trains could go like 120-150 mph. and it was relatively low cost. (compared with, i suppose, adding miles and miles and miles of freeways)
unfortunatley, i haven't really been able to see much on it except the occasional "we should do it" post or article.
anyone know on the prospects for this?