Readers Write: Passenger rail in Minnesota, and more

May 21, 2017

Readers Write: Passenger rail in Minnesota, post-incarceration, teacher licensure, the Trump presidency

Letters to the Editor, Minneapolis Star-Tribune, May 21, 2017

It was encouraging to learn (May 15) that more and more travelers in Minnesota — including the millennials who shun driving — are riding Amtrak’s Empire Builder to both in-state and out-of-state destinations. It was even more encouraging to learn that the Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission has documented that ridership would grow even faster if additional frequencies and routes were added to Minnesota’s sole daily passenger-train service. But it was discouraging to learn that some members of the Legislature not only are opposed to the state’s funding of passenger trains but are seeking to close the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s three-person Office of Passenger Rail.

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