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 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.
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.
House Republicans are pushing to eliminate money for high-speed rail and a popular grant program for transportation projects.
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.
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.
The federal government has reimbursed Wisconsin for money the state spent on a high-speed rail plan.
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.
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.
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
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