The MnDot State Rail Passenger office has released its report for the second train to Chicago to and from St. Paul, MN based upon Amtrak’s study. The report can be accessed here: http://www.dot.state.mn.us/passengerrail/mn-chicago-study.html.
All Aboard Minnesota will publish our “official” position here shortly but our initial thinking is there could be limited political appetite for this service, just based upon some input from our sources close to the legislature. We are strongly supportive of this second train, and are currently developing lists of possible supporters along the route to tap into for advocacy and education this fall and into the next legislative session.
We would also like to see consideration for this service to be extended to Fargo, ND.