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Second Amtrak train approved

June 29, 2021

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Gov. Tim Walz signed the Minnesota Transportation budget on June 26 which includes a $10 million state appropriation to fund the second passenger train between the Twin Cities and Chicago. The state appropriation will leverage a $32 million federal grant for infrastructure work in Minnesota to enable the second train, and it will also enhance freight rail operations in the state.

Saint Mary’s has long been advocating for the second train, because it will offer a great transportation option for our students from the Twin Cities, Milwaukee, and Chicago.

Learn more from All Aboard Minnesota.