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Iowa DOT and the Federal Rail Administration are analyzing improvements to regional passenger rail from Chicago, Illinois through Iowa to Omaha, Nebraska. The Study will determine a preferred Chicago to Omaha regional passenger rail route alternative.

This Study will be a major step in assessing the viability of a regional passenger rail system in this highly populated corridor.


  • Bus
  • Car
  • Passenger rail
  • Plane
  • I don't know
  • Bus
  • Car
  • Passenger rail
  • Plane
  • I don't know
  • Yes
  • No
  • Maybe
  • I Don't Know
  • Business Travel
  • Personal Travel
  • Both
  • I would not use the service
  • Yes
  • No
  • Not sure
  • Yes
  • No
  • Cost of transportation
  • Accessibility
  • Convenience
  • Cost to taxpayers
  • Economic development
  • Job creation
  • Environmental benefits
  • Increased travel options
  • Other (please specify)
For questions 8 and 9, rate importance by checking the appropriate circle.
8. How important are the following elements in selecting a route alternative?
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  • Moderately
  • Extremely
  • No opinion
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  • No opinion

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  • No opinion

  • Not at all

  • Moderately

  • Extremely

  • No opinion

9. If regional passenger rail service were available to you, how important would the following factors be in choosing passenger rail service in place of other modes of travel?
  • Not at all
  • Moderately
  • Extremely
  • No opinion
  • Not at all

  • Moderately

  • Extremely

  • No opinion

  • Not at all

  • Moderately

  • Extremely

  • No opinion

  • Not at all

  • Moderately

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  • No opinion

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  • No opinion

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  • No opinion

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  • No opinion

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  • Moderately

  • Extremely

  • No opinion

  • Yes
  • No
  • Not Sure
  • Yes (Complete form below)
  • No
If Yes,