Your Input Needed - Governor's Bonding Bill Could Include Money For Passenger Rail
November 4, 2019
We have a chance to make a real difference!
Funding for the second Twin Cities-Milwaukee-Chicago train could be included in the Governor’s bonding bill if he receives input from Minnesotans. This would be a huge win and could really propel this service to reality!
To provide a second train frequency, $10 million in state funding (a small drop in the bucket) is needed to match a federal grant application to upgrade the railroad allowing for more passenger train service in Minnesota. Wisconsin will request funding from their legislature, and we need to work together!
Provide your opinion before Nov. 30.
Fill in your name, email, and zip code.
Select “Ramsey County” under Q4, Local entity requesting funding
Select “Ramsey County – Twin Cities Milwaukee Chicago Second Train”
Fill out the last three questions and click submit.
It takes about a minute to do this! Please do this today!
(From the Minnesota Management and Budget website) Earlier this year, local governments submitted more than 200 requests for investment in their communities, totaling more than $1.3 billion, for consideration during the 2020 Legislative session. We want your input! Fill out the online form to comment on local government investment projects up for consideration in the 2020 capital budget (bonding) bill. Governor Walz will review this information with Minnesota Management and Budget staff as they develop his capital budget proposal which will be submitted to the Legislature in January 2020. The public comment period will be open through Nov. 30.