The time is now to contact your state legislators. Help bring this powerful economic, environmentally friendly project to life! Give people more choices in where they live, work, go to school, and play.
Nothing lets your elected representatives know you care about an issue like personal outreach. Take five minutes to make a call, send an email or write a letter to an elected representative to let him or her know you are excited about the economic and lifestyle benefits NLX will bring. Here’s a quick and easy tool for locating your elected state and federal officials.
As a traveling nurse and mother of two children – I travel to Minneapolis from Duluth four to six times a week. The benefits of having the Northern Lights Express would be endless both personally and economically. Not only would we cut down on emissions and pollution, but NLX would add convivence to traveling. I (and many other nurses from Duluth traveling to the cities for work) sometimes need to travel late at night after long shifts to get home to my family and having the train as an option would dramatically reduce the risk of an accident or hitting a deer. It also of course would reduce the amount of wear and tear on the vehicle.
“I also love the idea of having some room to move during the ride – confining my children to a car seat for 3 hours (if we don’t hit any traffic) is not ideal – and having the ability to interact with them during that time sounds amazing. Traveling to the cities as of now is a burden – its inconvenient, stressful and dangerous – especially in the winter.
“NLX would solve all those problems at very little cost as it already would use existing BNSF Rails. These are the types of projects that the infrastructure bill should be geared towards – ones that add value, safety, and excitement to what would usually be a burden of a task.” Kasey B.