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Introducing the Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority and its Work – Wednesday, June 2 – 3 PM MDT
June 2 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Solutionary Rail is honored to host this presentation by Dave Strohmaier, of the Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority, on rail expansion in Montana and the Greater Northwest.
The award-winning Big Sky Passenger Rail Authority is a multi-county subdivision of Montana State Government devoted to reviving passenger rail service across Southern Montana and connecting that service to points beyond Montana both east and west and north and south.
Its immediate focus is on renewing service along the North Coast Hiawatha route from at least Fargo, ND, to Sandpoint, ID, and fostering regional interstate discussions of broader passenger rail expansion across the western U.S. stretching from the Great Lakes to the Pacific Coast and from the Northern to the Southern Rockies.
The Authority was established in 2020 with the passage of a joint resolution by twelve diverse counties—urban and rural—located across Montana. It organized and began operating in January 2021 and has since expanded to 13 counties, with more counties considering joining as well.
The Authority is committed to being a partner and catalyst for expansion of passenger rail service on a broad scale.
- June 2
- 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm