The Minnesota Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting in Rochester today to provide the public with an update on a proposed high speed train that has been talked about the past few years.

 The study area includes an approximately 100-mile corridor between Rochester and the Twin Cities.  The study area includes Dakota, Dodge, Goodhue, Hennepin, Olmsted, Ramsey and Rice counties and various end points in the Twin Cities and Rochester area.

Presently, there is not a continuous existing railroad connection between the Twin Cities and Rochester, so many of the potential corridors would create new transportation routes.

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Today’s meeting includes a presentation and a Q and A session.

It will run from 5 - 7  at the Heintz Center Commons Area of RCTC.