The Northern Lights Express high-speed rail project that would connect Duluth and the Twin Cities meetings are happening this month. 

In this high-speed rail project, there are 169 public and private railroad grade crossings. A railroad grade crossing is where a road crosses railroad tracks at the same level rather than crossing above or below the tracks.

These crossings need to be evaluated for potential safety improvements. While I think this rail project is a great idea, there is nothing more important to a city then it's citizens. There will be four public meetings on this project throughout the month of October:

  • Hinckley on October 18th
  • Cambridge on October 19th
  • Askov on October 24th
  • Superior on October 25th

The Superior meeting will be from from 5-7 p.m. and take place at the city's Government Center (1316 N. 14th St). I think the rail project will make transportation a lot easier between the Cities and Duluth. Let me know what you think about the project in the comments and check out the map below. Click for more information from the Duluth News Tribune.

Minnesota Department of Transportation