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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

Councilmember Dave Pemble
City of Hastings

Commissioner Mike Slavik
Dakota County
Regional Railroad Authority

Commissioner Chris Meyer
Winona County
Regional Railroad Authority

Commisioner (Alternate) Marcia Ward

Winona County

Commisioner (Alternate) Rafael Ortega

Ramsey County

Daniel Derudder

Commissioner (Alternate) Linda Flanders
Goodhue County

Commissioner Susan Betcher

Goodhue County

Commissioner Cheryl Key
Wabasha County Regional Rail Authority

Commissioner Wayne A. Johnson
Washington County Regional Railroad Authority

Councilmember Dave Thiede
City of Cottage Grove

PW Director R. Burfeind

City of Cottage Grove

Commissioner Trista MatasCastillo
Ramsey County

City of Goodview

Councilmember Brian Quinn

City of Lake City

Mayor Mark Nichols

City of Lake City

Councilmember Jane Prince
City of St. Paul

Councilmember Wayne Getz
City of Saint Charles

Councilmember (Alternate) John Schaber

City of Saint Charles

Councilmember (Alternate) Jackie Eastwood

Mayor Mike Wilson
City of Red Wing

Mayor Sandi Dingle
City of St. Paul Park


Commissioner Bob Walkes
City of Wabasha

Councilmember Steve Young
City of Winona

Councilmember Pam Eyden

City of Winona

Executive Director Peter Fletcher
La Crosse Area Planning Committee

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

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.

January 5, 2023

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

View spotlights of Great River Rail Commission members.

Sandi Dingle

Wayne Getz

Peter Fletcher

Cheryl Key

Trista MatasCastillo

Jane Prince

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