Partners

Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission Partners are committed to the Commission's regional, bipartisan and multi-branch approach to passenger rail development and advocacy. MIPRC is proud to acknowledge our Partners: Amtrak; Federal Railroad Administration; Ohio Association of Regional Councils; Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority; Siemens Mobility Division; SMART-Transportation Division (formerly UTU); Teamsters Rail Conference, International Brotherhood of Teamsters; Quandel Consultants LLC; University of Illinois; and WSP USA.

Learn more about becoming a MIPRC Partner by contacting Laura Kliewer (lkliewerATmiprc.org).

Corporate Partners

Quandel Consultants
Quandel Consultants

Quandel Consultants

Quandel Consultants is a Chicago-based and employee-owned professional engineering firm. We plan and design the nation’s transportation systems, with a legacy in rail and a passion for sustainable mobility. Quandel has worked with federal, state, and local governments to improve rail corridors and implement enhanced passenger and freight rail service. Since our founding in 2007, Quandel has grown to over 35 professionals dedicated to rail planning, engineering, and program management making us one of the largest “pure” rail engineering firms in the Midwest. Our staff has worked on all facets of rail projects including planning and environmental studies, design and engineering for capital projects, oversight of construction, operations, and maintenance. In 2016, Quandel Consultants established a structural engineering division, featuring a team with over 40 years of experience in the transportation industry on bridge and structural engineering solutions.

Website:  Quandel Consultants, LLC

Siemens Mobility Division
Siemens Mobility Division

Siemens Mobility Division

Siemens Mobility Division provides efficient and integrated transportation of people and goods by rail and road – including rolling stock, rail automation, rail electrification, intelligent traffic systems and service. Siemens designs and manufactures across the entire spectrum of rolling stock, including commuter and regional passenger trains, light rail and streetcars, metros, locomotives, passenger coaches and high-speed trainsets. Cities and Railroads also rely on Siemens to provide traction-power substations and electricity transmission, as well as signaling and control technology for freight and passenger rail and transit systems.

Website: Siemens Mobility Division

WSP USA
WSP USA

WSP USA

WSP USA, formerly WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, the firm employs more than 7,000 engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals in 100 offices across the U.S. WSP has extensive experience with all forms of rail transit, including commuter rail, urban metros, streetcars and high-speed systems. The firm combines expertise in engineering design and construction-phase services with strategic consulting, land use planning, and program management to provide clients with comprehensive support from inception through operations, with a strong emphasis on making transportation infrastructure truly sustainable.

Website: WSP

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Non-Profit Partners

Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority

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Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority

Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority (RCRRA) is established as a separate government unit from Ramsey County, with separate taxing power. The Regional Railroad Authority works with other regional railroad authorities, transit providers and regional stakeholders in the Twin Cities to ensure that adequate resources are available to sustain the existing transit system and to advance the region's long-range transit vision. RCRRA is a partner in the effort to implement more frequent and faster intercity passenger rail service to Chicago. The Regional Railroad Authority owns Union Depot, Minnesota’s premier multimodal transportation hub and event venue. As a Founding Partner of MIPRC and the Minnesota Passenger Rail Commission, the Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority is committed to the development of sustainable passenger rail service in the Midwest.

Website:  Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority

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Honorary Partners

Amtrak
Amtrak

Amtrak

Amtrak – America’s Railroad® – is dedicated to safe and reliable mobility as the nation’s intercity passenger rail service provider and its high-speed rail operator. With our state and commuter partners, we move people, the economy and the nation forward, carrying more than 30 million Amtrak passengers for each of the past five years. Formally known as the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Amtrak is governed by a nine member board of directors appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Anthony R. Coscia is board chairman and Jeffrey R. Moreland is vice chairman.  Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily – at speeds up to 150 mph (241 kph) – connecting more than 500 destinations in 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian Provinces. Learn more at Amtrak.com or call 800-USA-RAIL for schedules, fares and other information. Check us out at blog.Amtrak.com, Like us on Facebook.com and follow us on Twitter: @Amtrak.

Website:  Amtrak

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