JEFFERSON CITY— Advocates for high-speed rail are gathering at Missouri's capital for an apparent first-of-its-kind symposium.
The newly formed Missouri Passenger Rail Coalition was hosting Thursday's event. The agenda included speakers from the state transportation department, an engineering company and the Midwest High-Speed Rail Association.
The goal is to build support for improved passenger train service between St. Louis and Kansas City, with the ultimate hope of making it a high-speed rail corridor.
The federal stimulus act includes $8 billion for high-speed rail projects. Missouri is part of a Midwest coalition seeking some of that money.