Progress on a high-speed rail link between the Twin Cities and Rochester appears to have stalled.
The Rochester Post-Bulletin reports
that the organization behind the project, the North American High Speed Rail Group, hasn’t been in contact with state officials in months. At least one key figure, Wendy Meadley, the group’s chief strategy officer, is no longer employed there.
Meanwhile, opposition to the project continues to build. Members of both the state House
have filled bills that would block any public funding for passenger rail between the two regions.
The June 2016 issue of TCB
provided an in-depth look at the feasibility of the 200-mile-per-hour, $4 billion project
and the hurdles it would have to jump through to become a reality.