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40 YEARS OF HISTORY

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​​​​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."


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See the latest project news from the Minnesota Department of Transportation here.

NEWS

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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​​​​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.


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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.

The history of the Northern Lights Express spans more than 40 years, starting in 1975.


To learn more about the changes that have taken place and how Northern Lights Express has grown, read the entire

NLX History Document

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