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March 31 Update

TCMC Second Train Funding in Omnibus Bills

We received confirmation that funding for the TCMC Second Train has been included in House File 2887, the omnibus transportation bill, and that language is also expected to be included in the Senate bill at the Minnesota Legislature. They seek funds to operate the service for the next two years and supplemental capital funds to address inflation. The bill language lines up with the Governor’s request from January. 


What happens next?

The next steps will be committee and floor votes on the bills, followed by conference committee debate to reconcile any differences in the two bills. The updated bill would be ratified by the House and Senate and sent to the Governor for his signature. The Legislature will adjourn May 22. ​

Actions Needed Now

The House and Senate chairs of the Transportation Committees have become champions for expanded passenger rail in Minnesota and for the TCMC Second Train. Please contact the Chairs and thank them for their support.




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