Midwestern Legislative Conference

Bowhay Institute for Legislative
Leadership Development

Great Lakes-St. Lawrence
Legislative Caucus

Midwest Interstate Passenger
Rail Commission

Midwestern Legislative Service Agency/Research Directors Group

Midwestern Radioactive Materials Transportation Project



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, North Dakota and Wisconsin. MIPRC performs the following functions:
  1. Promotes current improvements to and long-range plans for intercity passenger rail service in the Midwest.
  2. Coordinates interaction among Midwestern state officials, and between the public and private sectors.
  3. Supports current efforts being conducted through state departments of transportation.
MIPRC has three officers. Robert Guy, state director of the Illinois SMART-Transportation Division, is the chair. David M. Simon, director of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transit, Local Roads, Railroads & Harbors, is the vice chair. Indiana Rep. Sharon Negele is the commission’s financial officer.
CSG Midwest provides secretariat services to the commission. Laura Kliewer serves as director of the commission. To learn more about MIPRC, visit miprc.org.












The Mission of CSG
and CSG Midwest

The Council of State Governments is the nation's only nonpartisan association of state officials serving all three branches of government in all 50 states and the U.S. territories. CSG is a regionally-based, national organization that promotes excellence in state government. CSG fosters the interstate exchange of insights and ideas to help state officials shape public policy, and it offers unparalleled regional, national and international opportunities to network, develop leaders, collaborate and create problem-solving partnerships. CSG Midwest focuses on meeting the needs of state policymakers and leaders in the nation's heartland, including 11 Midwestern states.