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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Illinois to discuss new ways to expand Amtrak Hiawatha service after IDOT letter reinforces suburban concerns

By Daniel I. Dorfman, Chicago Tribune; May 20, 2019 Leaders in Lake Forest and Glenview are praising a recent announcement…

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No North Shore Holding Tracks In Amtrak Hiawatha Expansion: Illinois Department Of Transportation

By Jonah Meadows, Staff, Patch; May 10, 2019 SPRINGFIELD, IL — The Illinois Department of Transportation announced last week it…

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Minnesota: Renderings shed new light on proposed Northern Lights Express project

By Jessie Slater, CBS 3 Duluth; April 30, 2019 DULUTH, MN– 12 years ago,  the idea to connect 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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Public program April 24 for proposed passenger train from West Central Wisconsin Rail Coalition

Submitted by William Draves, River Falls Journal; April 16, 2019 A passenger train, with a stop in Hudson, is looking…

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Great River Rail Commission Members Marie Kovecsi and Paul Schollmeier: Spring — a time for action on passenger rail at the Minnesota Capitol

By Marie Kovecsi and Paul Schollmeier, Winona Daily News; April 15, 2019 Winona is one of the oldest communities in…

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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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Wisconsin Department Of Transportation aims to double frequency of Amtrak service through state

By Chris Lueneburg, Channel 3000; April 10, 2019 PORTAGE, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s plan to increase regional…

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Glenview, Illinois trustees approve additional funding for Amtrak Hiawatha line opposition, pushing total to $541,000

By Alexandra Kukulka, Reporter, Chicago Tribune; April 9, 2019 Glenview has allocated another $36,000 from the 2019 budget toward finding…

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Optimism for second train grows after 2nd WisARP meeting in Portage, Wisconsin

By NOAH VERNAU, Portage Daily Register; April 3, 2019 Those hoping for a second daily Amtrak train traveling across Wisconsin…

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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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Amtrak says Hiawatha ridership is up; Glenview, Illinois claims train cars are still under capacity

By Alexandra Kukulka, Reporter, Chicago Tribune; March 26, 2019 While Amtrak officials earlier this month touted increased 2018 ridership on…

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Wisconsin: Milwaukee planning to extend streetcar to convention center prior to 2020 Democratic National Convention

By Alex Zank, Biz Times Milwaukee Business News; March 15, 2019 Milwaukee is planning to extend the Hop streetcar system…

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Wisconsin Governor Evers wants to expand Amtrak’s Milwaukee to Chicago Hiawatha service

By Alex Zank, BizTimes Milwaukee Business News; March 14, 2019 Gov. Tony Evers wants to front the money needed to…

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Wisconsin Department of Transportation awarded $5 million grant to build second Amtrak platform near the Milwaukee airport

By Nick Williams, Reporter, Milwaukee Business Journal; March 12, 2019 The Wisconsin Department of Transportation was recently awarded a $5.05…

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Wisconsin: Record number ride Amtrak Hiawatha

A press release from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation; March 11, 2019: The Milwaukee-Chicago Amtrak Hiawatha Service served an all-time…

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Wisconsin Governor Evers’ Budget Includes $45M To Expand Rail Service Between Milwaukee, Chicago

By Corrinne Hess, Wisconsin Public Radio, NPR; March 8, 2019 Gov. Tony Evers included $45 million in his state budget proposal…

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Minnesota: Rail from Duluth to Twin Cities intrigues Amtrak

By Brady Slater, Duluth News Tribune; March 10, 2019 Amtrak’s flirtation with the proposed Northern Lights Express is intensifying. For…

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Minnesota: Passenger or driver? Some prefer others taking the wheel for Twin Cities commute

By John Lundy, Duluth News Tribune; March 3, 2019 Claire Kirch could drive her own car on trips from Duluth…

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Empire Builder Route: Economic benefits of a second daily train between Chicago and Twin Cities revealed

From Global Railway Review; March 1, 2019 The Rail Passengers Association recently issued its Impacts From A Second Train To…

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New name, same Minnesota goal: Great River Rail Commission to continue second train advocacy

From The Winona Daily News; February 21, 2019 One of the leading voices on passenger rail in Minnesota has a…

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Wisconsin: Railroad boosters seek additional Amtrak passenger service through region

By NOAH VERNAU, Reporter, Portage Daily Register; February 15, 2019 Now’s the time to sell lawmakers on the idea of…

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Wisconsin Rail Enthusiasts Keep Pursuing East-West Regional Train

By Chuck Quirmbach, WUWM 89.7; February 13, 2019 The Wisconsin Association of Railroad Passengers, a railroad passengers group with nearly…

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