Thursday, January 6, 2011

High-Speed Passenger Name and Brand Launch

Join the Southeast Minnesota Rail Alliance as we launch the name and brand of our high-speed passenger rail initiative that would link Rochester to the Twin Cities. The event, which will feature food, drinks, live music, and more, is on Tuesday, January 18 at 5:15 p.m. at the Rochester Art Center.

The Alliance envisions true high-speed passenger rail service, operating at speeds of 150-220+ mph, getting people where they want to go quickly, efficiently, and safely. Join your friends and neighbors as we share our vision and launch our brand, which will serve as the kickoff to a major public education effort.

The Southeast Minnesota Rail Alliance was formed by Olmsted County, City of Rochester, Rochester Area Chamber of Commerce, and Mayo Clinic in 2008. The Alliance promotes rail transportation for Rochester and the surrounding region. The Alliance now has supporters across the region and in the Twin Cities, and boasts thousands of supporters.

1 comment:

Louis P said...

Great - let's build the support. It is a bit of a miracle that trains are not already the primary means of transportation of both goods and people, and were it not for some clever positioning by the auto industry, it likely would be.