In the March edition of ‘Ask the Mayor,’ Larry Morrissey provided a detailed update on where the proposed Amtrak service to Rockford stands.

The Mayor told Michael Koolidge that Amtrak representatives don't make the final call on this matter, that it's the call of the General Assembly. He said to keep in mind the improvements for the tracks in the area also are for commuter and freight service as well. Morrissey says he believes Rockford has good partners in Springfield and that he's heard Governor Rauner say directly he supports rail investment.

Here's the full questions and answers on the topic:


Once a month, Rockford Mayor Larry Morrissey comes to the 1440 WROK studio to take your questions on his “Ask the Mayor” program hosted by Michael Koolidge. The Mayor will talk with Michael about issues impacting the city and its residents and will take comments and questions from our listeners.

The next edition of “Ask The Mayor” airs Friday, April 24, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

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