“Freight railroads are a vital artery for Minnesota producers and consumers, connecting our industries to the nation and world. They will continue to be a multiplier for economic development while cutting back on emissions as our state meets increased freight demand in the future.”

Randy Maluchnik serves as the President of the Southwest Corridor Transportation Coalition, the driving advocacy group for improving U.S. Highway 212. Maluchnik is a former Carver County Commissioner and the immediate past chair of the National Association of Counties Transportation Steering Committee, where he also served as the Highway and Highway Safety Subcommittee Chair.

Maluchnik cites his 12 years work as a member of the Metropolitan Council’s Transportation Advisory Board as most challenging and rewarding while working for regional balance and enhancing the role of comprehensive equity outreach on scoring transportation projects for the region.

Maluchnik served as a member the Minnesota Transportation Alliance’s executive committee and as one of that organization’s past presidents. While president of the Association of Minnesota Counties, he prioritized transportation issues. Maluchnik is also a recipient of the Advocate Award from the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Minnesota.

He holds a master’s degree in Vocational Education from the University of North Dakota. Prior to being a Carver County Commissioner, Maluchnik served on the Chaska City Council, Carver County Planning Commission and Carver County Parks Commission.

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