Minnesota's Rail Service Improvement Program
The Minnesota Rail Service Program (MRSI) Program was created in 1976.
Funds are loaned or granted to rail users and rail carriers to
rehabilitate deteriorating rail lines, to improve rail-shipping
opportunities, and to preserve and maintain abandoned rail corridors for
future transportation use.
Recently, funds have been used for improving,
extending and moving rail sidings, construction of grain storage bins,
fertilizer storage, building warehouses along the rail siding, and
improving the speed of loading into rail cars. The success of this program
has enabled it to fund itself for the last 25 years.
If you have any questions about the program or the application process contact
Janelle Collier at (651) 366-3653. For a closer look at the MRSI
program, please see the following link:
|Just the Facts
A 100 car unit train carries 10,000 tons of product.
That's 350,000 bushels or 3,024,000 gallons!