Opinion - Patrick Laughlin: Second train helps students, Winona

Winona Daily News - February 20, 2020


l’m writing to Gov. Tim Walz on behalf of Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota Student Senate to express our collective support for the Twin Cities-Milwaukee-Chicago Intercity Passenger Rail Service Second Train Project. The project was brought to our attention at our Jan. 20th meeting by Winona City Councilman Paul Schollmeier on behalf of the Great River Rail Commission.


The TCMC Second Train Project will provide a second daily round trip passenger service between the Twin Cities and Chicago along the existing Amtrak line.


In keeping with the Student Senate’s shared vision of enriching the lives of Saint Mary’s students and empowering them to lead impactful lives through relationships and service, the Saint Mary’s Student Senate unanimously approved a motion to support the TCMC Second Train Project.


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