Visit these Web sites for more information and resources about passenger rail and public transportation initiatives in Minnesota, the Midwest and the U.S.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) provides information about Minnesota freight rail and passenger rail transport. View information about current and proposed light rail transit, commuter rail and high-speed rail lines.
The Northstar Commuter Rail Line will offer service from Big Lake to downtown Minneapolis beginning in late 2009. View news, construction updates, an interactive trip planner, line information, safety tips and expansion plans for the state’s first commuter rail line.
The Midwest High Speed Rail Association is a non-profit, member-supported organization advocating for fast, frequent and dependable trains connecting the entire Midwest with a national interconnected, interstate rail network. View recent calls-to-action, issues, initiatives and studies on high-speed rail infrastructure.
The Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission (MIPRC) brings together state leaders from across the region to advocate for passenger rail improvements. View MIPRC news, policies, planning and current activities.
The States for Passenger Rail Coalition is an alliance of state departments of transportation that supports intercity passenger rail initiatives and advocates for federal funding. View news, policies, planning and current activities stemming from the U.S. Transportation Department’s high-speed rail corridor program.
The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) works to strengthen, improve and ensure that public transportation is available and accessible for all Americans. View comprehensive resources, information and news about all modes of U.S. public transportation and their development.
The Federal Railroad Administration is an agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation concerned with railroad transportation. View information about national rail transportation policy, safety regulations, funding assistance programs, and research and development programs.