Minnesota Department of Transportation

Overlooking Minneapolis

Project Name

Northern Lights Express Passenger Rail Project


Minneapolis, MN-Duluth, MN

Project Description

Quandel Consultants provided planning and engineering services to Minnesota DOT and Wisconsin DOT for the Northern Lights Express Passenger Rail Project, a proposed 150-mile high-speed intercity passenger rail line between Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN and Duluth, MN. Quandel completed an Alternatives Analysis that identified a set of passenger rail routes for further environmental analysis. Additionally, Quandel completed 15% Concept Engineering Plans detailing the upgrades necessary to operate high-speed passenger service on two reasonable alternative routes within the corridor.