On Tuesday, March 23, more than 65 attendees took part in the virtual town forum “TCMC Second Train - What’s in it for Winona” co-hosted by the Great River Rail Commission and the Winona Area Chamber of Commerce.
WKBT - March 19, 2021
The Wisconsin and Minnesota transportation departments are seeking public input on a proposal to add a second daily round-trip passenger rail route in the Twin Cities-Milwaukee-Chicago corridor.
The project includes improvements to track, at-grade crossings, signals and communication infrastructure in La Crosse and Winona and La Crescent, Minn., to allow freight trains to bypass passenger trains and reduce delays.
Rivertowns.net - March 16, 2021
Frequent freight rail service in Red Wing supports the city’s economy and builds opportunities for growth. The city is currently serviced by Canadian Pacific Railway. Amtrak stops once going north and once going south daily. A second passenger train would augment freight, too, locals say. Over 56 Red Wing community members attended the virtual Great River Rail forum on March 11 to discuss the Twin Cities-Milwaukee-Chicago intercity passenger train and how the Red Wing community will benefit. The event was co-hosted by the Red Wing Area Chamber of Commerce.