Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Public meetings to be held regarding Zip Rail

The public is invited to attend any of three public open houses this month to provide input on the Zip Rail Scoping Booklet and Draft Scoping Decision Document for the Zip Rail project planned between Rochester and the Twin Cities.


One open house will be held in Dakota County from 5–7 p.m. Wednesday, July 30 at the Inver Grove Community Center, community room 2, 8055 Barbara Ave., Inver Grove Heights. A short presentation will begin at 5:30 p.m. Open houses are also planned in Rochester and Kenyon.


Those who can't attend but would like to comment may visit, email or call 651-366-3195.


The Rochester-Twin Cities Passenger Rail Corridor (Zip Rail) is an approximately 100-mile corridor between Rochester and the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area that includes Dakota, Dodge, Goodhue, Hennepin, Olmsted, Ramsey and Rice counties. The purpose of the Zip Rail project is to provide a convenient, cost-effective, reliable and safe passenger rail transportation alternative that will meet forecasted population and economic growth, meet mobility demands in the corridor, and connect intercity economic centers.


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