Plans are moving ahead to bring rail service to Rockford.
Local leaders met with Metra today to exchange notes. Leaders of Rockford's Northern Illinois Commuter Transportation Initiative briefed Metra on the progress of the project. They explained how they've narrowed options for commuter lines from thirteen down to four and then discussed how our ideas fit in with Metra's plans for Northern Illinois.
Officials said that Metra meeting takes nothing away from the possibility of bringing Amtrak service to Rockford.