Biden plan could boost Amtrak potential to Chicago, Duluth

Star Tribune - April 10, 2021


When Cass Casarez visits family in Wisconsin, the trip involves either hitching a ride, taking an Amtrak train or riding a bus. The St. Paul barista prefers the train, but eastbound and westbound rail options for Minnesotans are limited now. Amtrak service nationwide could improve and expand for the first time in decades if President Joe Biden has his way — and the possibilities include an additional round-trip daily train between the Twin Cities and Chicago, as well as revived rail service to Duluth. They're projects that have lingered for years without action, mostly due to a lack of funding.


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