Welcome to Great River Rail
The Great River Rail Commission aims to increase passenger rail options along the Mississippi River Route between the Twin Cities and Chicago. The Twin Cities-Milwaukee-Chicago Intercity Passenger Rail Service (TCMC Second Train project) will do just that. A second daily round-trip train now, to complement the existing Amtrak Empire Builder service, is a great first step toward more frequent and faster passenger rail service in the future.
The Great River Rail Commission is made up of elected officials all along the River Route from St. Paul to La Crosse, WI. The commission advocates for more frequent trains between the Twin Cities and Chicago to increase opportunities for business, communities, college students, tourism, and more.
What We Do
We help residents, business owners and others understand the benefits of passenger rail in their lives and businesses.
We work with community members who share their stories with elected officials so they see the connection between good transportation alternatives and a thriving Minnesota.