HF1393 (below) has been introduced by Representatives Alice Hausman (D-Saint Paul) and Rep. Todd Lippert (D-Northfield) to authorize the general funds requested by MnDOT to study the South Central Minnesota (Albert-Lea to Twin Cities) Passenger Rail Corridor, and is referred to the House Transportation Committee. The next step needed is for HF 1393 to be granted a Hearing by the Chair of that Committee, Rep. Frank Hornstein (D-St Paul). (651-296-9281). A companion bill is awaited in the Senate.

An additional bill HF1639 (shown below) has been introduced by Rep. Alice Hausman (D-St Paul) to authorize the bonding revenue needed to continue development on the other Phase One passenger rail corridors that run on existing rail lines designated in the Minnesota Statewide Rail Plan. HF1639 (below) is referred to the Capital Investment Committee. The next step needed is for HF1639 to be granted a Hearing by the Chair of that Committee Rep. Fue Lee (D-Minneapolis) 651-296-4262. A companion bill is awaited in the Senate.