I got an exciting email from a fellow transiteer today:
"I just thought I'd point out that when I Googled my local hardware store to get hours (along with any number of other businesses along CCLRT), I got a link for "Train", and the closest stop (10th Street). It may not just yet be technically guaranteed funding by the federal government, but Google in fact thinks it's already there..."
It's official - Saint Paul has a train!
Thanks for passing along the good news, Bob!