Federal Railroad Commission grants $31.8 million toward second train to Milwaukee and Chicago

Winona Daily News – September 24, 2020


The Federal Railroad Administration has granted $31.8 million toward capital improvements that will help make a Twin Cities-Milwaukee-Chicago second train a reality, the Great River Rail Commission announced Wednesday. This grant comes after years of advocacy for expanded passenger rail in the Mississippi River Route.


According to a release by the commission, the award reflects the federal government’s confidence in the second train, which is expected to increase passenger service by 124,000 trips annually, create jobs and generate economic growth in the corridor and broader Minnesota.


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