Saturday, 18 November 2023 1:00 PM

All Aboard Minnesota is 10 Years Old! Let's Celebrate!

All Aboard Minnesota celebrates its 10th anniversary as a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization this year! This is only due to your support, participation, and generosity!

Join us for a fun and festive program and social time on Saturday, November 18, which will include speakers and updates you won't want to miss!

Event Details:

Location: Edina Public Library - Meeting Room - right off main entrance. Address: 5280 Grandview Sq. Edina, MN 55436 (Library is located in the western corner of Hwy 100 and 50th street - take the 50th street exit which turns into Vernon, then left on Eden Ave to Grandview Sq.) Edina Library Phone: 612-543-6325.

Please Note - in our invitation email we noted the #46 Metro Transit Bus serves the library, but unfortnately we learned the bus does not run on weekends ( a Covid restriction ). We regret any inconvenience.

Time: Doors open at 1:00 pm - A light lunch and beverages will be served. Adjourn 2:45 pm

Program: (begins around 1:30pm - approximately 45 minutes)

  • Have you ever wondered how and why All Aboard Minnesota started? Hear it directly from our two founding members, Jack Barbier and Jerry Ratliff
  • All Aboard Minnesota's main accomplishments during the past 10 years, what the future holds, and most importantly, how you made a difference!
  • Rep. Erin Koegel - Chair of the Transportation Conference Committee - will talk about the historic legislation during the 2023 session which enables new passenger trains to roll in Minnesota, and what the future could bring
  • Frank Loetterle from the Federal Railroad Administration will give an update on their long distance rail Amtrak study, and what it could mean for Minnesota
  • Greg Mathis from MnDOT will update us on Minnesota's progress for passenger rail including updates on the 2nd Train between the Twin Cities and Chicago
  • Brief cake cutting ceremony!
  • There will be time after the program for questions and discussion

11/13/2023 - Registration is now closed. We are very grateful for the enthusiastic support for this event, but unfortunately, capacity has been reached for our venue. We will try to record the speakers presentations and post that on our You Tube channel and this site. We will keep you posted. Thank you for your support.

Venue Information

Edina Public Library 5280 Grandview Sq.  Edina Minnesota 55436