Great River Rail Commission
A Solid Commitment:
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.
Chair Trista Martinson
Commissioner Susan Betcher
Commissioner (Alternate) Linda Flanders
Executive Director Peter Fletcher
Councilmember (Alternate) Jackie Eastwood
LaCrosse Area Planning Committee
Commissioner (Alternate) Rafael Ortega
Commissioner Bob Walkes
Commissioner John Plehal
Commissioner Karla Bigham
Commissioner (Alternate) Marcia Ward
Councilmember Dave Thiede
Councilmember Dave Pemble
Mayor Mark Nichols
Councilmember Brian Quinn
Mayor Laurie Elliott
City of Newport
Mayor Mike Wilson
Mayor Sandi Dingle
Mayor John Schaber
Councilmember Steve Young
Councilmember Pam Eyden
Each year the Great River Rail Commission releases an annual report on activities around the project's development and other relevant passenger rail information.
Stay current on all the exciting and informative meetings surrounding Great River Rail.
Commission Agendas and Minutes
Each file includes the agenda packet for the current meeting and minutes for the previous meeting.