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Minnesota High-Speed Rail News

MnDOT Provides Update on TCMC Second Train Progress

Legislative Update: No Funds for the Second Train

Paul Schollmeier: Support Needed for Second Train

La Crescent pushes for second Amtrak stop in La Crosse

Minnesota rail group pitches new train in Winona

Winona city and business leaders learn about potential passenger train additions

New downloadable TCMC Second Train Fact Sheet is here

Travel Demand is High

More than a million people travel annually between Chicago and the Twin Cities by air; more than 10 million by car. Those numbers are growing, and it's no wonder. Minnesota is home to 20 Fortune 500 companies, and the number of jobs in the Twin Cities metropolitan area is expected to grow by 34 percent by 2040.

Offering a Transportation Alternative

Imagine a safe, reliable, convenient, comfortable, productive trip from the Twin Cities to Chicago. One where you avoid traffic jams and road construction. One where you avoid long security lines and tarmac delays. One where you are free to get up and move about the cabin anytime you would like. Read, work, visit with family and friends. We propose to add a second daily round trip train, the TCMC Second Train, to complement Amtrak® Empire Builder service. Another train now is a great first step toward more frequent and faster passenger rail service in the future.

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