Items Tagged ‘rail bypass’

March 15, 2010

Rail bypass called ‘uphill battle from the start’

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

Rochester area lawmakers squared off Friday on a proposed freight rail bypass and a $1 billion public works bill during a luncheon forum…   The bypass was ranked as the top legislative priority for Mayo Clinic and Olmsted County. The clinic is concerned that increased freight traffic so close to the clinic poses a major […]

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January 29, 2010

Lawmakers tough on proposed rail bypass around Rochester

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

A bill backed by Olmsted County and Mayo Clinic seeking $8 million in planning dollars for a freight railroad bypass of Rochester got a rocky reception from lawmakers on Thursday. Opponents blasted the proposal during a House Transportation Finance and Policy Committee hearing. That included Rep. Greg Davids, R-Preston…   Mayo Clinic Dr. Glenn Forbes […]

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October 20, 2009

Study author discusses the costs of rail options

By Kelley Luckstein KelleyLuckstein

Alexander Metcalf, president of Transportation Economics & Management Systems of Maryland, prepared the report for Mayo Clinic regarding high-speed rail in Minnesota. The report, titled the Tri-State III High Speed Rail Feasibility Study, outlines the case for local officials who want high-speed rail service in Rochester. Metcalf answered questions in an interview with the P-B: […]

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