The Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission
The Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission (MIPRC) brings together state leaders from across the region to advocate for passenger rail improvements. Formed by compact agreement in 2000, MIPRC’s current members are Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and Wisconsin. MIPRC performs the following functions:
Promotes current improvements to and long-range plans for intercity passenger rail service in the Midwest.
Coordinates interaction among Midwestern state officials, and between the public and private sectors.
Supports current efforts being conducted through state departments of transportation.
MIPRC has three officers. Tim Hoeffner of Michigan currently serves as the commission's chair, former Missouri state Sen. Joan Bray serves as its vice chair, and Kansas Sen. Carolyn McGinn is the commission's financial officer. Laura Kliewer serves as director of the commission.
To learn more about MIPRC, visit www.miprc.org.