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Facts About Minnesota High-Speed Rail

 

CORRIDOR

Running 417 miles from the Twin Cities to Milwaukee and Chicago, this intercity transportation corridor is forecast to carry 11.3 million trips annually by 2030 using all modes of transportation.

 

MINNESOTA CORRIDOR

126 miles along the Mississippi River between the Twin Cities and La Crescent.

 

STATIONS

All current Amtrak station sites will be considered as station sites for high-speed rail. Some additional station sites will also be studied.

 

PROJECTED RIDERSHIP

1.7 million trips by 2030.

 

CONSTRUCTION COST

$2.4 billion or $7.1 million per mile (2009 dollars) from St. Paul to Milwaukee (the Milwaukee to Chicago portion is a separate project). By comparison, according to a 2003 Federal Highway Administration study, it would cost $12.2 million per mile to add a lane of highway in each direction between St. Paul and Milwaukee.

 

DEVELOPMENT AGENCIES

 

MILESTONES

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