City of Superior Mayor Jim Paine will receive the “2021 Outstanding Public Service Award” for his leadership and commitment to helping the City of Superior play a significant role in the development and success of the proposed Northern Lights Express, All Aboard Wisconsin has announced.

The award will be presented at a 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. reception in a passenger rail car at the base of the Lake Superior Railroad Museum.  The Lake Superior Museum operates the Lake Superior Scenic Railroad. The station and museum are located at 506 West Michigan Street in downtown Duluth, Minnesota.

All Aboard Minnesota is joining with All Aboard Wisconsin for its annual meeting. Both organizations are participating in a Minnesota-Wisconsin two-state public transit conference being held at DECA in Duluth from October 4th through the 6th.

Nona Hill, President of AAW, stated “Mayor Jim Paine has really put time and effort into making Superior such a great place to visit and live. We salute his direct involvement, as well as his encouraging and positive spirit.  We know he will lead Superior as a real partner as these passenger rail initiatives move forward in the coming months and years ahead.”

Other attendees for the reception include members of the Wisconsin Association of Mobility Managers, Wisconsin Association of Taxicab Owners, union leaders for several of the freight rail lines and community advocates for improved rail passenger service in both Wisconsin and Minnesota.

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