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We will bring the North Coast Hiawatha train route back to Southern Montana

Company Description:

The purpose of regional rail authorities in Montana is to preserve and improve abandoned rail services for agriculture, industry, or passenger traffic and to preserve the abandoned railroad right-of-way for future transportation uses, when determined to be practicable and necessary for the public welfare. Establishing the Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority via joint resolution is the first step to re-establishing passenger rail across the state.

Our Vision…

To lead the expansion and enhancement of passenger rail service throughout Montana and the greater northwest region for the development of economic, environmental, social, and comprehensive benefits, now and into the future.

Our Mission…

To provide for the reestablishment of safe, reliable, and sustainable passenger rail service across southern Montana that increases opportunity and contributes to the health and well-being of people across the state and beyond.

Current Openings:

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News about Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority

Connecting Big Sky Country: PNWER RIA Team Visits Montana to Talk Passenger Rail

Earlier this month, the PNWER RIA team traveled to Big Sky Country to join stakeholders and partners in discussing opportunities for our region’s passenger rail renaissance.

Big Sky Passenger Rail – The Round 4 Regional Working Group Meeting Presentation

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Midwest states launch new rail service, 12 years in the making

They hope other new projects can come online quicker.

Federal railroad officials in Missoula boost hopes of Hiawatha line – Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority

According to the analysis, the route would span more than 2,300 miles and take roughly 50 hours between Chicago and Seattle. It would serve 44 stations, including 11 stations in small communities, and add service...

Passenger train route through Montana in planning stages

\"We\'re planning on something that will be transformational across Montana,\" said David Strohmaier, the Chair of the Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority.

Big Sky Passenger Rail group enticed by U.S. Secretary of Transportation Buttigieg remarks

The chair of the Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority is feeling optimistic about the realities of a restored Amtrak route across Montana's southern tier

Nation’s ‘largest’ rail investment entices Montana passenger rail advocates

The U.S. Department of Transportation on Friday made $2.4 billion available to help local railroads modernize both freight and passenger rail infrastructure, and the Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority may consider several projects.

More communities support proposed Southern Montana passenger rail plan from Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority

Gathering speed is a new push to expand the way travelers can connect across the state and to major U.S. cities, all through passenger rail.