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News & Updates for October 2006

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October 30, 2006


Northstar Commuter Rail is seeking Expressions of Interest for the supply of used passenger locomotives. Northstar seeks to purchase six passenger locomotives in mid-2007 with intent to refurbish for service starting in mid-2008. All locomotives must be same model, comply with applicable government regulations, be 3,000 hp minimum, have independent head end power generators, and be manufactured after 1985 or undergone major rebuild in past 10 years. Interested parties should respond to:

Richard M. Rovang
Deputy Director, Design and Construction
Northstar Project Office
155 Fifth Avenue So., Suite 755
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Please provide Expressions of Interest by close of business November 30, 2006.

Read the full Request for Expressions of Interest here -

October 18, 2006

Ramsey Commuter Coach Preparing to Begin Service

The City of Ramsey has announced a new option for commuters in the Northstar Corridor. Ramsey Star Express is a new commuter coach service that will carry commuters between Ramsey and downtown Minneapolis. The service is tentatively scheduled to begin in November 2006.

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October 11, 2006

Project Informational Meeting

The Northstar Corridor Rail Project and Associated General Contractors of Minnesota will host a free informational meeting for general and specialty contractors interested in three upcoming contract projects:

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October 03, 2006

Northstar Construction Update (October 2 October 16)

The Northstar Corridor Rail Projects utility relocation work continues next week in downtown Minneapolis along 5th Street North between 1st Avenue North and 6th Avenue North. This work is the first phase of the Northstar projects light-rail transit (LRT) connection, a 4-block extension of the Hiawatha line to meet with the Northstar line. The utility relocation work will continue through March 2007 with the majority of the work scheduled to be completed by December 2006.

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