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Wisconsin DOT seeks input on improved Twin Cities-Chicago rail service

March 24, 2021 - 12:45pm
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WisDOT and the are seeking public input on the proposed Twin Cities-Milwaukee-Chicago passenger rail project to improve intercity rail service and add a second daily round trip.

The addition of an extra trip per day between the Twin Cities and Chicago would allow for more passengers and increase the flexibility of the trip, making it easier to make connections to other transportation on the route. 

The partners on this project ​include:

  • Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois Departments of Transportation
  • Amtrak      
  • ​Federal Railroad Administration
  • La Crosse Area Planning Committee
  • Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority

The project would spend $53 million dollars to do infrastructure improvements to  the existing Empire Builder route. More information on the project is available on the DOT website at https://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/projects/multimodal/tcmc.aspx

The feedback form for leaving comments is available at https://www.pima.wisconsindot.gov/public/comment/project-comment-dynamic...

Steve Hanson
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