Passenger rail network
The Twin Cities needs to take advantage of railroad lines currently used by freight railroads for light rail and commuter rail iines. These railroad lines cover the Twin Cities area and the suburbs. The Metropolitan Council has to work with freight railroads and communities around these railroad corridors in order to establish a successful passenger rail network consisting of light rail, commuter rail, and high speed rail meeting at the Minneapolis Interchange Station (Target Field) and St. Paul Union Depot. One rail corridor that has really interested me is the Dan Patch Commuter Rail Line. This railroad corridor goes near my house and I've been a full supporter of this proposed rail line. Unfortunately this rail line has been put on a legislative ban since 2002 due to opposition from neightborhoods along the corridor, which means there can be no talk or further study. I think we need to lift this ban and work with the neighborhoods around the Dan Patch Line so that trains are safe running through these neighborhoods and the southern suburbs of Minneapolis are better served by public transportation.