U.S., Amtrak History: Routes That Have Come and Gone, Part Eight

By J. Bruce Richardson, Corridor Rail Development Corporation; March 11, 2021 Amtrak is 50 years old this May. That’s a…

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U.S., The Plainsman History: One of the Best Trains You May Never Have Heard About

By David R. Peironnet, Guest Commentator, March 1, 2021 The Plainsman is like one of those pieces of classical music…

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U.S.: Minnesota funding for second train to Chicago thwarted

By Janet Moore, Star Tribune; November 4, 2020 Supporters of a proposed second round-trip train between the Twin Cities and…

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U.S., Minnesota: Bonding bill snub holds up second Amtrak train between St. Paul and Chicago

By Deanna Weniger, Pioneer Press; October 27, 2020 A proposed second train between St. Paul and Chicago will be delayed…

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U.S., Minnesota Local View: Don’t give up on Northern Lights Express, a better option than I-35

By James Patrick Buchanan, Duluth News Tribune; July 9, 2020 After reading the July 1, 2019, letter, “Give up on…

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U.S., Wisconsin: Passenger train study to possibly start next week

By Katrina Lim, WQOW ABC News 18; June 25, 2020 Eau Claire (WQOW) – A major milestone is happening to…

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U.S., Wisconsin: Eau Claire City Council to consider shuttle service to Amtrak in Tomah

By Victoria Saha, WAOW News 9 ABC; February 22, 2020 Eau Claire (WQOW) – Traveling to larger cities might get easier…

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Wisconsin: Another way to bring everyone together

By Jason Schulte, Baldwin Bulletin; November 1, 2019 When the new St. Croix River Crossing bridge came to fruition after…

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St. Paul Union Depot, transit hub and event center, is fully leased and saw 1 million visitors in 2018

By Shannon Prather, Minneapolis Star Tribune; October 5, 2019 Seven years after the Union Depot’s pricey renovation, Ramsey County leaders…

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Community optimistic Northstar rail could finally come to St. Cloud, Minnesota

By Rob Olson, FOX 9 KMSP; September 4, 2019 ST. CLOUD, Minn. (FOX 9) – It derailed nearly a decade…

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Wisconsin: Improving the connection: Work ongoing to enhance Amtrak service from Milwaukee to Chicago

By Alex Zank, Biz Times Milwaukee Business News; August 5, 2019 Joe Daufenbach was sitting in the Milwaukee Intermodal Station…

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Minnesota: Boosters of second Twin Cities-Chicago train undeterred despite budget snub

By Janet Moore, Star Tribune; July 5, 2019 Rail ad­vo­cates re­main optimistic that a second daily Am­trak train could be…

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In transit: Life on the Northstar train today and a look at its tomorrow in Minnesota

By Nora G. Hertel, St. Cloud Times; June 21, 2019 The first Northstar commuter train left Big Lake 10 minutes…

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Wisconsin: Eau Claire-St. Paul passenger rail could be closer to reality

By Samantha Wensel, WQOW 18 ABC; June 13, 2019 Eau Claire (WQOW) — The dream for a passenger train from Eau…

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Amtrak’s Empire Builder route turns 90

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; June 12, 2019 Amtrak yesterday marked the 90th anniversary of the Empire Builder route, which travels…

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Wisconsin: Chippewa Valley Eyeing Private-Public Partnership For Passenger Rail

By John Davis, Wisconsin Public Radio; June 12, 2019 The Chippewa Valley is taking a different approach to bringing passenger…

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Hear West Central Wisconsin Rail Coalition officers and Corridor’s Executive Chairman James Coston on Wisconsin Public Radio’s The West Side internet link

From Wisconsin Public Radio; June 10, 2019 Click here to hear a replay of the show.

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Passenger rail in Western Wisconsin on ‘The West Side’ June 10; Corridor Rail Executive Chairman James Coston will join the show

From Wisconsin Public Radio, The Sun; June 7, 2019 Proposals to bring passenger rail service back to parts of western…

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Minnesota – On pins and needles: Duluth to Twin Cities rail proponents awaiting funding

By Brady Slater, Duluth News Tribune; May 23, 2019 Advocates for a proposed $550-million passenger rail line between the Twin…

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West Central Wisconsin Rail Coalition plans ‘on track’ for bringing passenger train through the area

By Gretta Stark, Hudson Star-Observer; April 30, 2019 A group of people filled the River Falls Public Library’s lower level…

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Mark Peterson Opinion: Second Train will benefit Winona, Minnesota

By Mark Peterson, Winona Daily News; April 19, 2019 Those of you who know me well are aware of my…

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Wisconsin Reader’s View: Encourage leaders to support NLX

By Jason Serck, Superior, Duluth News Tribune; April 11, 2019 I congratulate Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers for moving forward with…

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Minnesota Opinion: Continue studying passenger rail to Twin Ports

From The Editorial Board, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Duluth News Tribune; March 29, 2019 Minnesota lawmakers should get on board with…

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Andrew Selden’s Rail Odyssey: A great circle tour of the American West on Amtrak trains

By Andrew Selden; March 24, 2019 In late February my wife and I undertook a three-week, 5,800-mile, great circle loop…

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St. Paul, Minnesota to Chicago high-speed rail plans scrapped in favor of a second, slower train

By Bob Shaw, Pioneer Press, March 21, 2019 Advocates for high-speed rail to Chicago are now adopting a less ambitious…

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