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MN High-Speed Rail Commission

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The Minnesota High-Speed Rail Commission is one of the leading authoritative voices on high-speed rail in Minnesota. Comprised of local elected officials, the Commission advocates for the development of Minnesota’s first high-speed rail line within the federally designated high-speed rail corridor that connects the Twin Cities to Milwaukee and Chicago. The Commission is a strong proponent of bringing high-speed rail to the Midwest through the scenic upper Mississippi River valley. The Commission is a strong advocate of the TCMC Second Train. It’s a first step towards a vision of faster, expanded service along the same route.

Read more about the commission.

Chair: Commissioner Janice Rettman
Ramsey County

Vice-Chair: Council Member Mark Vaughan
City of Hastings

Commissioner Mike Slavik
Dakota County
Regional Railroad Authority

Commissioner Jim Pomeroy
Winona County
Regional Railroad Authority

Commissioner Paul Drotos
Goodhue County
Regional Railroad Authority

Commissioner Cheryl Key
Wabasha County Regional Rail Authority

Council Member La Rae Mills
City of Cottage Grove

Dan DeRudder
Prairie Island Indian Community

Commission members meeting

Member Spotlights

View spotlights of Great River Rail Commission members.

Sandi Dingle

Wayne Getz

Cheryl Key

La Rae Mills

Jane Prince

Paul Schollmeier

Mark Vaughan

Annual Reports

Each year the Great River Rail Commission releases an annual report on activities around the project's development and other relevant passenger rail information.

2017 Annual Report (Newsletter)
2017 Annual Report (Newsletter)
2016 Annual Report (Newsletter)
2015 Annual Report (Newsletter)
2014 Annual Report (Newsletter)
2013 Annual Report (Newsletter)
2012 Annual Report (PDF - 1.5 mb)
2011 Annual Report (PDF - 1.9 mb)
2010 Annual Report (PDF - 1.4 mb)

Meeting Document Downloads

Stay current on all the exciting and informative meetings surrounding Great River Rail.

Upcoming Meetings

2019 Meeting Schedule

TCMC Update

July, 2018 TCMC Update

Commission Agendas and Minutes

Each file includes the agenda packet for the current meeting and minutes for the previous meeting.

May 2, 2019
March 7, 2019
January 3, 2019
November 1, 2018
September 6, 2018
July 12, 2018
May 3, 2018
March 1, 2018
January 4, 2018
November 2, 2017
September 7, 2017
July 6, 2017
May 4, 2017 March 2, 2017
January 5, 2017
November 4, 2016
September 1, 2016
July 7, 2016
May 5, 2016
March 3, 2016
January 7, 2016
November 5, 2015
September 3, 2015
July 2, 2015
May 7, 2015
March 5, 2015
January 8, 2015
November 6, 2014
September 4, 2014
July 10, 2014
March 6, 2014
January 2, 2014

Document Archive

View older meetings and agendas.

Summit Presentations

Learn More about the 2010 Summit Presentations including a photo gallery.

Summit Presentations

Summit Downloads

Download PDF's of the presentations below.

The Union Depot

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Canadian Pacific

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