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High-Speed Train To Rochester Might Be Derailed

There's been no contact between developers and state officials in months.

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 and Senate 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.