State Rail Plan

Passenger and Freight Rail Plan for Minnesota

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Addendum Completed

Tech Memo 10, Conceptual Operating Scenario, 2035 Potential System-wide Intercity and Commuter Passenger Train Volumes and Impacts, has been posted on the resources page.


About the State Rail Plan:


State Rail Plan Fact Sheet (PDF 433 KB)

Benefit-Cost Analysis status.




Minnesota Comprehensive Statewide Freight and Passenger Rail Plan


Amtrak Train

The 2008 session of the Minnesota Legislature mandated that MnDOT prepare and submit a Comprehensive Statewide Freight and Passenger Rail Plan.


The plan provides guidance for rail initiatives and investments in the state, and is included in the State Transportation Plan. The plan is required to be eligible for federal funding, and was completed in February 2010.


The scope of the plan addresses the following areas:

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Passenger Rail Initiatives