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O’Hare Express Blue Ribbon Committee

Mayor Richard M. Daley today announced the formation of a new O’Hare Express Blue Ribbon Committee to undertake a comprehensive study for express train service between O’Hare International Airport and downtown Chicago.

Daley details idea for bullet train to O'Hare, Chicago Tribune, April 11, 2011

Still making big plans as his tenure winds down, Mayor Richard Daley on Monday fleshed out his concept for an ultra-fast train between downtown and O'Hare International Airport.

Daley foresees O'Hare bullet train within five years, WBEZ Radio, April 11, 2011

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley is continuing to court Chinese investors to help pay for a high-speed train between the city and O'Hare Airport.

City poised to seek investors for Chicago-O'Hare high-speed rail line, Chicago Business by Crains, April 12, 2011

(AP) — Chicago is moving a step closer to a high-speed rail line running from downtown to O'Hare International Airport.

Daley lays tracks for high-speed rail to O'Hare/City seeks proposals for system to rival those in Europe, Asia, May 2, 2011

Still itching to build something big for Chicago even in his final days in office, Mayor Richard Daley has invited technology experts from around the world to submit concepts for an express rail service to O'Hare International Airport.

Mayor Daley offers new plan for high-speed O'Hare-Loop rail, Chicago Sun-Times, Nov 3, 2010

Air travelers might someday be able to pay a premium fare for privately financed and operated high-speed trains to whisk them from O'Hare Airport to downtown Chicago.

Citing interest already expressed by investors from China, Japan and the Middle East, Mayor Daley today appointed a heavyweight panel of business and labor leaders to try to attract the hundreds of millions of dollars needed to provide express service to O'Hare.

O'Hare express train in the news... again, USA Today, Aug 20, 2010

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has revived talks for a possible express train that would connect Chicago O'Hare to downtown Chicago. The Associated Press reports Daley on Wednesday announced that he's forming a committee to study the idea.

Daley dusts off plan for upscale rail service to O'Hare, Chicago Tribune, Aug 18, 2010

Mayor sees private investors as ticket to build express line.

It has been several years since the CTA scrapped a project to introduce premium express trains outfitted with airline-style seats to Chicago's airports. But Mayor Richard Daley said Wednesday that the idea is not entirely dead.

Mayor Daley forms group to study O'Hare-downtown express train, Chicago Business, Aug 18, 2010

(AP) — Mayor Richard Daley is forming a committee to study having an express train between O'Hare International Airport and downtown Chicago.

In a news release Wednesday, Daley says the O'Hare Express Blue Ribbon Committee will evaluate whether new train service is feasible and then make a plan to develop it.