Feds fund $31.8 million for second Minneapolis-Chicago train

Rivertowns.net – September 25, 2020


The Great River Rail Commission announced Wednesday that the federal government has awarded a $31.8 million grant to fund capital improvements to make a second Twin Cities-Milwaukee-Chicago train a reality. 


“This grant award reflects the confidence of the federal government in the merits of this project which is expected to increase passenger service by 124,000 trips annually, create jobs and generate significant economic growth in the corridor and the state of Minnesota," said Mark Vaughan, chairman of the GRRC. 


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