Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission

Board and Commission Details

Contact Name

Laura Kliewer

Contact Title

Senior Policy Analyst, Midwestern Office, Council of State Governments

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The Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Commission (MIPRC) brings together state leaders from across the region to advocate for passenger rail improvements. Formed by compact agreement in 2000, the MIPRC's current members are Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio and Wisconsin.


Gubernatorial terms are for the term of the governor (or until a successor is named); legislative appointments are for two years (or until a successor is named)

Senate Confirmation


Party Affiliation



Must be resident of the state (and meet the other qualifications in Composition section).


Commissioners are reimbursed by the MIPRC for any MIPRC-related travel.


4 appointments from each state: \ The governor appoints two commissioners; (the governor or his/her designee and the governor’s private sector appointment); Legislative appointing authorities appoint one legislator from each chamber; The legislative appointments can also have alternates (optional).


Director, Office of Intermodal Project Implementation, Beth McCluskey


45 ILCS 78/15

Member Names

Name Member Expiration Member Since Affiliation Appointed By Position Title County
McCluskey, Beth Governor Chair, Governor's designee Director, Office of Intermodal Project Implementation
Guy, Robert 08/03/2012 Governor Member SMART Transportation Division Cook
Hanson, Rep. Matt 01/15/2023 Speaker of the House Member State Representative
VACANT Senate President Member State Senator
Stadelman, Sen. Steve 01/08/2025 05/24/2022 Senate President Member State Senator