The history of the Northern Lights Express spans more than 40 years, starting in 1975.
Changes to the NLX Alliance
Feb. 22, 2017
The Minneapolis-Duluth/Superior Passenger Rail Alliance elected Duluth Councilmember Elissa Hansen chair and Jason Serck, Superior, vice chair, and also added Superior and Cambridge as voting members to continue advocating for the Northern Lights Express (NLX) Passenger Rail Project and to continue working with the Minnesota Department of Transportation to complete the federal review of the 152-mile corridor on existing BNSF Railway tracks.
Corridor Mayors Send Letter to Legislators
March 14, 2017
Station city mayors in the NLX corridor collectively sent a letter to their legislators and congressional delegation encouraging them to look at multi-modal transportation options, including the proposed return of passenger rail.
Letter from 7 mayors
Tier two environmental study will be completed in 2016. The project will then be eligible to apply for federal funds to cover 80% of the project.
NLX Passenger Rail Project Cuts Costs
Dec. 29, 2015.
"At a news conference Dec. 16 in Duluth involving the passenger rail alliance group and the Minnesota and Wisconsin departments of transportation, it was announced that the preliminary estimate of the total cost to implement NLX was now between $500 million and $600 million compared to a previous cost estimate of close to $1 billion."
See the latest project news from the Minnesota Department of Transportation here.
NLX in the public eye. (Most recent news listed first.)
Commissioner Raukar Addresses Student Survey
April 26, 2016.
Written as a letter to the editor, Commissioner Steve Raukar addresses the benefits of the Northern Lights Express for college age students. In his letter, he focuses on how the transportation would also benefit the state financially as a whole, drawing in more tourism, decreasing the number of roadway fatalities and increasing Minnesota property values.
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