Time - May 3, 2021


Across much of the U.S., taking the train isn’t exactly convenient. Slow service, delays, and poor access often make alternatives like flying or driving more attractive. But on March 31, President Joe Biden—nicknamed “Amtrak Joe” for his frequent trips between Delaware and Washington, D.C.—unveiled his American Jobs Plan, which among other things proposes $80 billion in new funding for Amtrak, the country’s major passenger rail service. Could that be enough money to get the country the high-speed rail network it deserves?


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On Thursday, April 22, more than 35 attendees took part in the virtual town forum “TCMC Second Train - What’s in it for the Twin Cities” hosted by the Great River Rail Commission and the Minneapolis and Dakota County Regional Chambers of Commerce.


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KMALand.com April 19, 2021


Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway as well as the mayors of Milwaukee, Chicago, St. Paul and Minneapolis are urging federal officials to support extending Amtrak’s passenger rail line through the upper Midwest.


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