Two Trains a Day on Empire Mover Route Moves a Step Closer

The La Crosse Area Planning Committee is working to improve rail services along the Mississippi Corridor, particularly here in La Crosse. The group joined the Minnesota High-Speed Rail Commission as a voting member and financial contributor. The commission supports rail transportation services across the state of Minnesota.

The La Crosse Area Planning Committee said now is a critical time to join the commission, especially as work begins on adding a second passenger train to travel that corridor from Minneapolis to Chicago.

“There’s only one train a day going from Minneapolis to Milwaukee and also from Milwaukee, Chicago to Minneapolis so it’s very difficult to travel up and back in one day,” Tom Faella, the executive director of the La Crosse Area Planning Committee said. SEE FULL STORY