Minnesota's Department of Transportation is tracking down input on railroad issues.
The first of seven upcoming open houses on the Comprehensive Statewide Freight and Passenger Rail Plan was planned for Tuesday evening in St. Cloud.
Similar meetings will occur in Rochester, Red Wing, St. Paul, Duluth, Moorhead and Mankato in the next few weeks.
The rail plan is meant to map out rail proposals with a statewide picture in mind and is used when applying for federal funding. The Legislature ordered the compilation in 2008.
The goal is to complete the plan by the end of the year.