La Crosse Additional Daily Passenger Train Forum
July 22, 2018
On Monday, October 8 All Aboard Minnesota in conjunction with the Wisconsin Association of Railroad Passengers, and All Aboard Wisconsin, will be conducting a public forum to educate citizens of La Crosse about the benefits of the second train between the Twin Cities and Chicago through La Crosse.
Click for more info on the La Crosse Second Passenger Train Public Forum
St. Cloud Additional Daily Passenger Train Forum
July 22, 2018
Please join us in St. Cloud on Wednesday September 26 for a public forum where All Aboard Minnesota will be promoting the benefits of additional passenger train service through St. Cloud connecting to the Twin Cities and Chicago. We hope to see you there!
Rail Passenger Association intern Jacob Wallace post about MN passenger rail
July 16, 2018
In late June, All Aboard Minnesota hosted Rail Passenger Association summer by rail intern Jacob Wallace as he passed through St. Paul. We were able to arrange promotions and interviews at the Saints Game, an interview with Ramsey County Commissioner Ortega, some time with the MnDot State Rail Passenger office, and a tour of our light rail system and Northstar. Here is link to Jacob's blog post about his visit here:
Welcome "Summer by Rail" Intern Jacob Wallace!
June 18, 2018
All Aboard Minnesota is hosting RPA Summer by Rail Intern Jacob Wallace in St. Paul June 24-26, 2018. Join us for two events:
- Brief welcome reception when he arrives on the Empire Builder #7 on June 24. We plan to gather at Gate C around 9:30pm to give him a warm welcome!
- St. Paul Saints game on Monday, June 25 with Jacob - we plan to gather at the ticket window at around 6:00pm, get a hot dog, beverage of choice and have fun!
See the flyer for more details about this interesting program and Jacob!
Upper Midwest Rail Summit 6/1/18
February 25, 2018
Friday June 1, Upper Midwest Rail Summit!
In conjunction with the Rail Users Network ( RUN ) All Aboard Minnesota is hosting a day-long rail summit for broad public outreach about what is happening for expanded rail passenger service in the upper Midwest. In addition to speakers from Amtrak, MNDOT, WisDOT and others, there will be several rail advocacy groups represented for a very dynamic afternoon round-table forum! All Aboard Minnesota invites all members to attend this unique and groundbreaking event!
National Train Day 5/5/18
February 25, 2018
More information coming
Winona: Learn About Second Amtrak Train Benefits 3/27/18
February 25, 2018
Tuesday March 27, Winona public outreach forum
All Aboard Minnesota in conjunction with Amtrak will be conducting a public forum to advocate and educate about the need for a second train frequency between the Twin Cities and Chicago through Winona. Our goal is to get citizens excited about this new service and put pressure on the legislature to fund it! All members of All Aboard Minnesota are invited to attend.
MnDot State Rail Passenger Office Funding Request
January 10, 2018
MnDot State Rail Passenger Office funding request
Hello All Aboard Minnesota Members -
The MnDot State Rail Passenger office recently submitted a 2018 capital funding request to Governor Mark Dayton for $1 million to complete environmental work and service planning for the second train frequency between the Twin Cities and Chicago. An additional $3million was requested for the state's share of the final design. This funding is essential for continued passenger rail corridor development for this expanded service.
You may have seen an article published in the StarTribune recently about legislators efforts to stop high speed rail passenger planning between the Twin Cities and Chicago. We are advocating for the additional conventional passenger rail passenger service, not high speed rail.
If the $4 million is included in the Governor's proposed budget, it will give the state rail passenger office hope that funding could be available to continue the vital planning work for the second conventional passenger train frequency.
- PLEASE CALL GOVERNOR DAYTON, AND TELL HIM TO INCLUDE THE MnDOT STATE RAIL PLANNING OFFICE REQUEST OF $1 MILLION AND $3 MILLION TO CONTINUE THEIR WORK FOR EXPANDED PASSENGER RAIL SERVICE.
- The Governor's phone is: 651-201-3400
The Governor's budget is scheduled to be released on January 16, 2018, so it is imperative you contact him this week.
We were instrumental in our calling campaign to restore funding just to keep the State Rail Passenger office open during last years session, so we do make a vital difference! Your voices are heard!
Thank you for taking action and making this important call.
All Aboard Minnesota Board of Directors
P.S. We have posted this alert on our Facebook page as well.
2017 Annual Member Meeting
October 21, 2017
The fall “all-member” meeting of All Aboard Minnesota will be held
on Saturday, November 18, 2017. YOU are invited!
Find out about all the exciting initiatives happening around passenger rail in Minnesota! We need you to make it all happen! See below for details.
The meeting will be held at Christ the King Lutheran Church, located on 8600 Freemont Ave, South in Bloomington, MN. Go in the main entrance on the south side of the church, walk straight back and down the hall on the left to the lounge. There will be signs to direct you.
For directions to the church, please click on this link: http://www.ctkb.org/contact-us/
- Doors will open at 9:00am Refreshments will be provided.
- The meeting will begin at 9:30am
- Will conclude at 12:00noon. A light lunch will be provided.
We have an exciting agenda planned including:
- Outreach plans for 2018 - we are going to get legislators phones to ring, learn how!
- Dan Krom - Director MnDot State Rail passenger office - Update
- Alice Hausman - MN House Rep and DFL lead for the Transportation Finance Committee - update on funding for passenger rail and the 2018 legislative outlook
- Anne Buckvold - community organizer in the St. Cloud area - what works for our cause
- Working committees - we need your help - learn how you can get involved according to your interest!
We will break into the following committees to organize and move our cause forward
(there will be opportunities to participate in numerous areas for those who might be interested). A board member will describe what we need for each committee and ask for your input as we move these committees into 2018:
Members are asked to RSVP in advance Reservations will be accepted up until
Thursday November 16. Please rsvp your reservation to AAMN at:
Email; [email protected]gmail.com;
Or, please call 612-781-2894 and leave a message
We are excited to see you. Together, we can expand passenger rail for Minnesota and the upper mid-west!