Great River Rail Commission

A Solid Commitement:

The Great River Rail Commission is one of the leading voices on passenger rail in Minnesota. Comprised of officials from 18 local and regional governments from St. Paul to La Crosse, the Commission advocates for the development of the Twin Cities-Milwaukee-Chicago (TCMC) Second Train project, a daily round trip passenger train between the Twin Cities and Chicago. The Commission's long range vision is that the Second Train demonstrates demand for additional passenger rail service that leads to further investment in faster, more frequent passenger train service.

Read more about the commission.

Remembering Paul Drotos: Longtime TCMC Second Train Advocate

Chair: Councilmember Mark Vaughan
City of Hastings

Commissioner Mike Slavik
Dakota County
Regional Railroad Authority

Commissioner Chris Meyer
Winona County
Regional Railroad Authority

Vice Chair; Commissioner Paul Drotos
Goodhue County
Regional Railroad Authority

Commissioner Cheryl Key
Wabasha County Regional Rail Authority

Commissioner Wayne A. Johnson
Washington County Regional Railroad Authority

Councilmember Dave Thiede
City of Cottage Grove

Commissioner Trista MatasCastillo
Ramsey County

City of Goodview

Member Spotlights

Photo, Sandi Dingle

Sandi Dingle

Photo, Wayne Getz

Wayne Getz

Photo, Peter Fletcher

Peter Fletcher

Photo, Chery Key

Cheryl Key

Photo, Trista MatasCastillo

Trista MatasCastillo

Photo, Jane Prince

Jane Prince


Laurel Stinson

Photo, Mark Vaughan

Mark Vaughan

Meeting Documents

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

Upcoming Meetings

2020 Meeting Schedule

Commission Agendas and Minutes

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

September 1, 2022

June 2, 2022

May 5, 2022

March 3, 2022

January 6, 2022

March 4, 2021

January 7, 2021

November 5, 2020

September 3, 2020

June 4, 2020

March 5, 2020

January 9, 2020

Nov 7, 2019
Sep 5, 2019
May 2, 2019
March 7, 2019
January 3, 2019

Member Spotlights

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