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Monday, June 28, 2010

Speaker Nancy Pelosi praises Minnesota’s transportation future

Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, toured the Union Depot on Saturday to see and hear about the plans to transform the historic train depot into a multi-modal transportation hub.

Pelosi was joined by Congresswoman Betty McCollum, Congressman Keith Ellison, Congressman Jim Oberstar, and Ramsey County and Washington County commissioners for a special tour to showcase the history of the building and the plans to restore the concourse and train platforms.

“I came to Minnesota to see the future,” Speaker Pelosi said at a news conference following the tour.

As different projects around the country continue to compete for federal resources, the Speaker’s visit shows the importance of the project and the Mississippi River Route to the federal government. While Union Depot has a lot of regional significance to our area, it is also a crucial part of the planned national train system.

We attended the event on behalf of our client, On Board Midwest – a coalition that advocates for the renovation of the Union Depot and a proposed high-speed rail line from Saint Paul to Chicago – to capture Speaker Pelosi’s visit and keep people informed about what is happening at the Union Depot.

For more information about Pelosi’s visit, read On Board Midwest’s blog post.