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Talgo seeks nearly $66M for canceled deal

Train-maker Talgo Inc. filed a nearly $66 million claim against Wisconsin on Thursday, saying the money is owed after Gov. Scott Walker acted in bad faith in deciding to abandon a high-speed rail line connecting Milwaukee and Madison.

Illinois agrees to spend $9M more on Amtrak

Illinois has agreed to spend an additional $9 million to support Amtrak service in the state, joining other state governments in bringing a measure of stability to the passenger rail service’s most heavily traveled routes.

Board denies claim for Wis. high-speed rail work

A railroad company doesn’t deserve any compensation for work it performed on a high-speed rail line before Gov. Scott Walker killed the project, according to a Wisconsin Claims Board decision released Thursday.

GOP targets high-speed rail, transportation grants

House Republicans are pushing to eliminate money for high-speed rail and a popular grant program for transportation projects.

Railroad wants $160K for high-speed work

A railroad executive asked the Wisconsin Claims Board on Friday to pay $160,000 he said the state still owes his company for work on a high-speed rail line completed before Republican Gov. Scott Walker killed the project.

Illinois Amtrak train hits 111 mph in test run

In a modest milestone for President Barack Obama’s high-speed rail vision, test runs started zooming along a small section of the Amtrak line between Chicago and St. Louis at 111 mph Friday.

Feds reimburse state for high-speed rail

The federal government has reimbursed Wisconsin for money the state spent on a high-speed rail plan.

River route is preferred for high-speed train

The Federal Railroad Administration says a route running along the Mississippi River is the most feasible and reasonable for a proposed high-speed commuter train between the Twin Cities and Chicago.

State picks up tab for Milwaukee rail station upgrades

Gov. Scott Walker’s rejection of $810 million in federal grant money for high-speed rail means the state must now spend about $10.2 million to upgrade the Milwaukee Intermodal Station.

Other Stories

Rail project money bypasses Wisconsin

Steel for high-speed rail collects dust, fees

Talgo will cap Milwaukee work force at 65

Departing rail money puts freight line in a pinch

Talgo: ‘We can’t stay and manufacture in Milwaukee’

Milwaukee mayor offers angry response to death of high-speed rail

It’s official: High-speed rail is dead in Wis.

High-speed rail presenters face angry throngs

Attorneys prep for high-speed fail

Madison prepares plea for high-speed rail

Congressmen: Use high-speed rail money to cut deficit

Activists ask Walker to reconsider decision on high-speed rail 
(VIDEO)

Wisconsin not alone in trying to derail high-speed rail

Walker to U.S. transportation secretary: Use high-speed rail money for infrastructure

U.S. Transportation Secretary to Walker: Money cannot go for other projects

Gov. elect, Madison mayor at odds over high-speed rail future

Talgo: If train leaves state, so will company

WisDOT suspends work on high-speed rail

Gov.-elect Walker targets high-speed rail, road projects

State let Immel withdraw train shed bid after error

Walker tells high-speed rail advocates to ’slow down’

Kraemer & Sons wins bid for high-speed rail land bridge project

Madison ignores threats to high-speed rail project

Watertown residents want say in rail station project

WisDOT unveils high-speed rail station plans for Madison

Train station suitors could turn to developers

WisDOT says no high-speed rail stop for Oconomowoc

GOP governor candidates still say they’ll halt high-speed rail

Talgo project rolls on despite rail debate

Rail advocates tout regionalism in economic talks (VIDEO)

High-speed rail heads to Madison’s Monona Terrace

State sets sights on high-speed track to Minneapolis

Talgo project sidesteps local preference (VIDEO)

State must put up its own money for federal rail grants

Lawmaker tries to slow high-speed rail

Common Council approves Talgo, Ingeteam projects

Milwaukee, Madison in running for Talgo maintenance building

Consultant wants payback for rail idea

Rail hits resistance in Waterloo

High-speed rail grants lack DBE goals

State approves high-speed rail spending

Rail costs are hard to pin down

Cities seek balance between road and rail

Milwaukee train station renovation planned

Competition grows for rail money

Rail money sparks project, expectations (VIDEO)

Money woes threaten rail projects

Carpenters cheer high-speed rail announcement

Doyle loses on Milwaukee schools, wins on rail

GOP candidates take on transportation spending

Wisconsin on track to get piece of rail grant pie

Obama to award high-speed rail money


Hot Topics Blogs

Where’s the ‘official’ push to keep Talgo in Milwaukee?

Hiawatha line sees record ridership as state says ’sayonara’ to its rail

Watertown an island of high-speed rail discontent

Has competitive bidding been run over by high-speed rail?

Closed-door rail deal might not shut down Walker’s promise

It may be too late to ‘untrack’ high-speed rail

Do rail-related jobs add up?

Madison’s high-speed rail station could ramp up development

WisDOT throws Oconomowoc off the train

Dig this: State’s high-speed rail line is relatively cheap

Robbing rail to pay Hoan is a bridge to nowhere

High-speed rail bill prompts bigger question

It’s a good jobs week for Wisconsin

High time for action on high-speed rail

High-five for ‘high-speed’ rail

External Resources

WisDOT Project Page

WisDOT Rail Consultant Contracts

WisDOT Station Design Contract Specs (DOC)

Project Grant Application (WisDOT)

Cost Estimates for Project (WisDOT)

Scheduled Completion Dates

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