All Aboard Minnesota provides input to MnDOT for updated state rail plan

September 8, 2022

As MnDOT works to update the state rail passenger plan, All Aboard Minnesota was invited to give our high level input on ranking the next state rail passenger corridors. The Federal Railroad Administration now requires that all state plans score and rank the proposed next rail corridors based upon criteria they have given to state Department of Transportaion Departments. We used that criteria, based upon what we have learned, assessed, and researched to provide our ranking and scoring input for MnDOT's consideration. We ranked six (6) corridors, based upon the route map published on the "Our Vision" page. The Twin Cities to Fargo route scored first, as an extension of the 2nd train frequency between the Twin Cities to Chicago, which may begin service as early as next year.

View our tab below which includes ranking for the six corridors and some context notes for the first two ranked routes. We welcome any comments or questions. Please contact us through this site. Thank you!

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