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  • Backers set to market Red Rock corridor plan

    After a decade of studying and planning the Red Rock rail corridor, local leaders are ready to put their plan in motion — and secure the money to pay for it. Organizers met Monday at the state Capitol, hoping to generate legislative support for financing the commuter rail that would connect the southeastern suburbs to

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  • Red Rock train on track for ’18 in southeast metro

    Commuter trains could be running on the Red Rock Corridor route through Washington County by 2018, commissioners were told Tuesday. Propelled by a major new marketing push to build public awareness, Red Rock would operate between Hastings and St. Paul, with connections to Minneapolis.Read mor

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  • Sieben bill could mean a park and ride for downtown Hastings

    A bill introduced by Sen. Katie Sieben Tuesday could provide a half-million dollars to set up a park and ride in downtown Hastings. Two other bills introduced by Sieben seek to begin preliminary studies and engineering and upgrade rail lines in preparation for a high-speed train from the Twin Cities to Chicago.Read mor

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  • State, federal officials tout long-term transportation plans

    Despite past differences, two of America’s most influential transportation policy makers are presenting a united front in support of a long-term federal spending program for roads, bridges and mass transit.Read mor

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  • Newport commuter lot gets initial OK from Washington County board

    After a few snarls, a park-and-ride site in Newport that could eventually become a stop along a commuter train line linking Hastings and the Twin Cities appears to be back on the fast track.Read mor

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