Iowa City-North Liberty passenger rail study chugs along

Iowa City-North Liberty passenger rail study chugs along

NORTH LIBERTY — A study of the feasibility of adding passenger rail to the Corridor remains on track.

During a Metropolitan Planning Organization of Johnson County meeting this week in North Liberty, local elected officials agreed to proceed with the third phase of feasibility studies of a passenger rail service connecting Iowa City and North Liberty.

“We feel it’s an asset. We want to investigate it as much as possible,” Coralville City Council member Tom Gill said. “This is a key connection between Coralville and Iowa City, Coralville and North Liberty. We’re right in the middle, we want to go ahead with it.”

Officials from the Johnson County Board of Supervisors, University of Iowa and city councils in Iowa City, North Liberty and University Heights also expressed interest in further study.

Read the full article on the Cedar Rapids Gazette website.

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