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Rail Passengers Association - February 28, 2019

A second Amtrak train between Chicago and Minneapolis/ St. Paul could bring $25 million annually for the state of Minnesota, according to the Rail Passengers Association. This represents an economic return of eight- to ten- times Minnesota's annual net spending to support the potential new service, which is an estimated $2 to $3 million annually. In a review of an Amtrak feasibility study, Rail Passengers also found that the overall economic benefit for three states of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Illinois would be $47 million annually -- a return on investment of better than seven-to-one.

Great River Rail - February 19, 2019

Passenger rail advocate group All Aboard Minnesota is hosting their first ever "Day on the Hill" on Wednesday, March 6 at 1:00 pm. This is a great opportunity for rail fans from across Minnesota to come together and get the word out about the benefits of passenger rail to legislators in both the Minnesota House and Senate. This session will feature a short program from invited legislators as well as passenger rail groups including the Great River Rail Commission, NLX, ELPC, and West Central Wisconsin Rail Coalition.

If you have any questions or want to attend, RSVP at or call 612-781-2894. All Aboard Minnesota is very excited to offer this opportunity to connect with lawmakers and tell the story of passenger rail in Minnesota.

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