Walker to U.S. transportation secretary: Use high-speed rail money for infrastructure
DANE, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov.-elect Scott Walker says he remains opposed to a high-speed train line between Madison and Milwaukee and there’s nothing U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood can tell him that would change his mind.
Walker said Tuesday that when he talks with LaHood he will stress that the money designated for rail projects under the federal stimulus would be better used repairing roads and bridges both in Wisconsin and around the country.
LaHood told Walker in a letter Monday that the $810 million coming to Wisconsin for a new line between Madison and Milwaukee could not be redirected for roads.
Walker says him rejecting the project would send a strong message to the federal government that it needs to redirect the rail money for roads.
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