2010 Comprehensive Statewide Freight and Passenger Rail Plan by tek31120

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									2010 Comprehensive Statewide Freight and
  Passenger Rail Plan – Moving Forward




                      presented by:
         Minnesota Department of Transportation
Accomplishing the Passenger Vision
• Develop HSR service with Mid West Regional Rail Initiative to
  connect the Twin Cities to the Chicago Hub Network
• Develop a regional passenger rail network connecting the Twin
  Cities to major regional trade centers, coordinated as part of a
  larger integrated regional/national multimodal system
• Use interchangeable and interoperable equipment, common
  facilities, fully coordinated routes, schedules in network
• All corridors serve state and full Metro area connected through
  the Minneapolis downtown terminal and St. Paul Union Depot
• Advance system incrementally to develop network connectivity
  and grow ridership in timely manner
• Advance projects simultaneously depending on readiness,
  funding, ROW acquisition, agreements with freight RRs
Phase I Projects
   (2010-2030)
Phase II Projects
   (Future Expansion)
Other Freight Lines
Midwest        To Fargo-
               Moorhead
                                   Duluth


Regional
                      St. Cloud
Rail                 Willmar
                                       Twin Cities
                                                   Eau Claire
Initiative                                     C
                                                          C
                        Mankato
                                  Rochester                       B
             To                               La                      Milwaukee
             Sioux                                                                           Pontiac
                                              Crosse
             Falls                                  Madiso             A                         Detroit
                                                    n
                                                                      Chicag                      Cleveland
                                                                      o




                                                                                                 Columbu
                                                                                                 s
                                                                                            Dayton
                           Kansas
                           City                                                      Cincinnat
                                                                                     i
                                                          St.                  Louisville
                                                          Louis
Implementing the Plan
• Prepare initial planning and environmental assessments on
  all identified corridors of passenger system to establish
  eligibility for federal funding
• Pursue federal funding applications for all projects that are
  in state of readiness
• Formalize operating agreements with partner states and
  regional compacts, railroads, funding partners
• Advance implementation plans for design, engineering,
  contracting, equipment and facility procurement,
  operations, and continuing incremental improvements
             Moving Forward
• Corridor Advocates
  – Build support/ momentum for corridor development
• Mn/DOT Passenger Rail Office
  – Manage corridor projects, create corridor
    development plans partner with other study activities
• Legislature
  – Address funding issues and establish institutional
    framework to develop, manage and operate the
    system
             ARRA Awards
• $2.6b in the MWRRI service area
• $823m Milwaukee – Madison
  – Construction
• $600k Twin Cities to Madison
  – Service level NEPA
  – Alternatives analysis
  – Position the project for federal PE/EIS
    application spring 2011
Questions?
Passenger Rail Office - Contact Information

Dan Krom, Director
  daniel.krom@state.mn.us
  651.366.3193


Praveena Pidaparthi, Planning Program
   Coordinator
  praveena.pidaparthi@state.mn.us
  651.366.3199

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