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Here is the link to the MnDot Statewide Rail Conference webinar:
www.ustream.tv/mndot We have also posted this link on our Twitter page. Happy viewing!
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6 days ago ·
AAMN attends first ever Minnesota Statewide Rail Conference - and meets with Walz staffers. Yesterday, initiated by Governor Mark Dayton, MnDot held a statewide rail conference in St. Paul to discuss mainly the importance of the freight rail industry in Minnesota, along with some of the key challenges and opportunities. Andrea Geen from the FRA talked about passenger rail and their involvement with states for corridor development. Bottom line, the rail industry hauls about 26% of all goods in Minnesota which equals about 278 million gross tons. Coal is declining, but railroad carloads are increasing with mainly consumer good shipments. After the conference, Jay Severance and Brian Nelson met with some Tim Walz transition team policy staffers per a meeting organized by Phil Qualy from the United Transportation Workers. We discussed the importance of more rail passenger service in Mn, asked for leadership on the issue and reaffirmed that the Governor elect is a supporter! Things are looking up! ... See MoreSee Less
1 week ago ·