Winona Post - March 31, 2021
Could this be the year? Passenger rail advocates have been trying for years to get funding to double Amtrak’s frequency in the region from one train per day to two — a project that will also boost freight rail shipping for industry and agriculture. Now, with millions of dollars from Wisconsin and the federal government, Minnesota is only partner that hasn’t ponied up. The Minnesota Legislature is crafting a new state budget right now, and local lawmakers have penned bills to fund the Twin Cities-Milwaukee Chicago (TCMC) Second Train.