Anoka County Says No More For NLX “Excess”
Anoka County dealt a blow to the Duluth boondoggle NLX. Its the alleged high speed rail line from St. Paul to Duluth. Anoka County voted 4 to 3 to withdraw from the project. While it won’t kill the project, it protects Anoka taxpayers from funding this wasteful project and will also open the door for other counties to see what they can do with a little backbone.
Anoka County will no longer be part of the Northern Lights Express (NLX) project to restore passenger train service between Minneapolis and Duluth-Superior through the county.
The Anoka County Regional Rail Authority, which comprises the seven members of the Anoka County, today (Tuesday, June 12) voted 4-3 to approve a resolution to withdraw from the Minneapolis-Duluth/Superior Passenger Rail Alliance, a joint powers board formed in 2007 to explore renewing the passenger rail service, which Amtrak ended in 1985.
Anoka County Regional Rail Authority Chairman Matt Look placed the resolution on the rail authority agenda and it was supported by Commissioners Rhonda Sivarajah, Andy Westerberg and Robyn West, while Commissioners Dan Erhart, Carol LeDoux and Jim Kordiak voted no.
More good work from the new Board.