by Jeff Smith
Interesting. Northland News Center
High Speed Rail Gains Speed in the Northland
he project was one of 22 successful applicants picked in May of 2011 to receive a 5 million dollar grant from the U.S Department of Transportation.
The train also received 1.1 million dollars in funding from the federal railroad administration.
But money isn't the only thing backing NLX.
"I'll pound on the president's door, I'll pound on the transportation secretary's door, I'll pound on every member of that congress until we get this thing funded and get it moving," said Congressmen Rick Nolon.
Taking the train to the twin cities from Duluth would take about 2 hours and fifteen minutes with three stops in between.