Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Intercity Passenger Rail Transportation Forum


Forum membership consists of stakeholders in active or potential rail projects employing public funding.


Tim Henkel
Division Director, Modal Planning and Program Management Division


Passenger Rail Corridors

  • Midwest Regional Rail Initiative (WisDOT)
  • Minnesota High Speed Rail Commission (River Route)
  • Northern Lights Express (Duluth Corridor)
  • Northstar Corridor Development Authority/Northstar Phase II
  • Southeast Minnesota Rail Alliance (Rochester Corridor) 


  • City of Mankato
  • City of Minneapolis
  • City of Red Wing
  • City of St. Cloud
  • City of St. Paul 

Counties/County Regional Rail Authorities

  • Dakota County
  • Dodge County
  • Hennepin County
  • Olmsted County
  • Ramsey County (St. Paul Union Depot)
  • Sherburne County
  • Washington County 


  • Duluth-Superior Metropolitan Interstate Council
  • Fargo-Moorhead Council of Governments
  • Grand Forks-East Grand Forks MPO
  • La Crosse-La Crescent MPO
  • Metropolitan Council of the Twin Cities
  • Mid-Minnesota Development Commission
  • Rochester-Olmsted Council of Governments
  • St. Cloud Area Planning Organization
  • West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission 


  • Amtrak
  • BNSF Railway Company
  • Canadian Pacific Railroad
  • Minnesota Commercial Railway
  • Twin Cities and Western Railroad
  • Union Pacific Railway 

Elected/Member Legislators

  • Transportation Committee Legislators
  • Counties Transit Improvement Board 

Other organizations

  • Environmental Organizations - Fresh Energy
  • Prairie Island Indian Community
  • Red Rock Corridor Commission
  • Southern Minnesota Area Rapid Transit
  • United Transportation Union
  • Minnesota Department of Transportation