Contact State Legislators to urge them to pass a State Budget that includes the funds requested to restore regional passenger rail service to Northfield and Greater Minnesota! Use the links below to send your message to Minnesota Legislators! Every email counts! and is counted! 

Write a short message as follows:

In the Subject Line write: ”Constituent of [MN hometown or Northfield] “Support for Regional Passenger Rail HF1393
Sample Message

I am writing to urge your support regional passenger rail service for Minnesota, and the funds requested (HF1393/SF2365) for the South Central Minnesota Regional Passenger Rail Corridor that connects Southern Minnesota (Albert Lea, Owatonna, Faribault, Northfield) to St Paul, Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota Twin Cities Intercampus Busway using existing rail line.

[Make Your Case! Why do you support regional passenger rail service for Northfield?  Be specific. What needs would it serve for you/your family/your family/your City, State …and planet, now and in the future? Use specific real life examples if you can. [Click HERE  for a starter list of 20+ Reasons for Passenger Rail!] 

Repeat your request!  Please support HF1393/SF2365 and the restoration of regional passenger rail to Greater Minnesota!

 Passenger Rail Corridor! Consider closing with a statement such as:

  • “Help build a future transportation system in which all Minnesotans access the opportunities of this great state, without having to own a car.” or
  • “Help move Minnesota into a clean energy economy by reintroducing regional passenger rail service on existing rail lines designated in our State Rail Plan!” or
  • ““All Minnesotans deserve access to the opportunities of this Great State! Let’s build a future Transportation system that includes regional passenger rail service on the existing rail corridors designated in the Minnesota Statewide Rail Plan!” 

Say Thank you!  “ Thank you for your consideration, and for your support of regional passenger rail service for Southern Minnesota! HF1393/SF2365!  

Save and Copy your message.

Email your message: if you are from Minnesota, start by emailing the Legislators who represent you/your hometown (click HERE to find the name, email and phone numbers of YOUR Legislators).  Let them know you are a constituent .of their District).consider including a list of other legislators in the Bcc: line of your email: click HERE: to find the email list for 2021 Legislature. 

Consider sending the same message to  Governor Tim Walz and Lt. Governor Peggy Flanagan (click on the link and scroll down to post your message, or call the Governor at 651-201-3400 and encourage them to restore regional passenger rail service to Greater Minnesota on existing rail lines.

Spread word!   Urge friends and family to join you in taking these 3 Steps to voice support for regional passenger rail for Minnesota!

Calls and emails are especially helpful before the end of April 2021.

Thank you for your support!      For more information contact