For train riders living close to NLX stations, walking or bicycling would be a green alternative to driving—and far more feasible than before.
“Everything necessary to build a world-class transportation connection between Duluth/Superior and Minneapolis is now in place,” says the chair of the NLX Technical Advisory Committee.
Ask your Minnesota legislators to pledge a firm commitment to building the safe, energy-efficient and environmentally friendly Northern Lights Express.
“Each one of us can make a difference. Together we make change”: The words of former U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski sum up the spirit of “Walk the Talk.” This week: a festive avian census and a party on the D Line!
Investment in the Northern Lights Express would decrease traffic jams, infrastructure wear and tear, and the poisonous pollution of vehicle exhaust along Interstate 35.
This week we’re joined by Brian Nelson, President of All Aboard Minnesota, to chat about the current status of passenger rail projects in Minnesota.
Also, across the U.S. and around the world, the public and private sectors are investing billions in building and/or expanding passenger-train networks. Passenger trains are bringing their communities, especially transit-underserved communities, numerous benefits. These include the development of businesses in and around stations, which attracts and retains young professionals, many of whom prefer public transit to private automobiles. This all reduces regional economic disparities.
Here is a map showing the route for trains that are expected to run from Minneapolis to Duluth once the Northern Lights Express project is completed. Like my previous map for Amtrak’s Empire Builder, this shows segments of single- and double-tracking (usually sidings) along the corridor. This highlights the places where trains may be able […]