Opinion: What a well-funded passenger rail system could look like in the Midwest under 'Amtrak Joe'
MinnPost - November 13, 2020
...Yet the possibility of rail improvements is on the horizon. Earlier this year, the Federal Railroad Administration delivered a pair of grants to Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Illinois to double daily rail service from Saint Paul to Chicago. The $12 million and $31 million in funding would go to startup costs, additional track, and bridge improvements that are needed for the extra service.