Quetica worked with the U.S. DOT Federal Railroad Administration on the Midwest Regional Rail Planning Study, a project to explore the potential for a high-performance, multi-state intercity passenger rail network in the Midwest region. The study built on current rail planning efforts within the twelve states of Illinois, Missouri, Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Nebraska, Kansas, South Dakota, North Dakota, Indiana, and Minnesota and explored the potential for a fully integrated passenger rail network linking communities throughout the region. Technical efforts included the generation of new alignment Right-of-Way (ROW) capital cost estimates for 89 city-pair network segments throughout the Midwest region. The estimates were used as inputs into the study’s CONceptual Network Connections Tool (CONNECT) which produced service frequency, ridership, capital investment, revenue, and operations and maintenance cost estimates. The Quetica team has recently kicked off a second phase for the Midwest region as well as a second phase for the Southeast region.