Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission

Working towards a 21st century passenger rail system

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The Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission (MIPRC) brings together state  leaders from across the region on a bipartisan basis to advocate for passenger rail improvements.


Formed by compact agreement in 2000, MIPRC's current members are Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota and Wisconsin.  Iowa, Nebraska, Ohio and South Dakota are also eligible to join.

The main purposes of the compact are to promote, coordinate and support regional improvements to passenger rail service:

Promote both current improvements and long-range plans for intercity passenger rail service in the Midwest.
Coordinate interaction among Midwestern state officials, and between the public and private sector at all levels (federal, state and local).
Support efforts of Midwestern state DOTs involved in developing and implementing passenger rail service.

Present & Proposed Routes

(Blue) Existing Long Distance Routes
(Red) State Supported Rail Routes
(Green) Build Out of the Midwest Regional Rail System
(Purple) Additional Routes Being Studied by MIPRC States
Midwest's FRA-led Multistate Planning Project

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Secretariat services provided by The Council Of State Governments' Midwestern Office.