Minnesota Department of Transportation

Duluth Union Depot

Project Name

Northern Lights Express Project Management Oversight


Minneapolis/St. Paul – Duluth, MN

Project Description

Quandel Consultants was retained by the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) to provide project management oversight of the 150-mile Northern Lights Express (NLX) Intercity Passenger Rail Project.  Quandel will oversee a number of activities that support the completion of preliminary engineering and environmental documentation for the high-speed rail corridor including:

  • Program Planning
  • Engineering Management
  • Environmental and NEPA Oversight
  • System Safety Program Planning
  • Operations Analysis
  • Equipment Procurement and Operator Procurement
  • Ridership and Revenue Forecasts

The result of the project management oversight work will make the NLX eligible to receive federal funds for final engineering and construction.