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.
A young boy watches out the window of a rail car during an open house Sunday at Talgo’s Milwaukee facility.
The state has canceled a $166 million maintenance contract with Talgo, causing the Spanish train manufacturer to threaten legal action.
A bicycle and pedestrian bridge in Minneapolis has been closed for repairs after a cable support broke and caused a separate pair of cables to fail.
Rail planners at the Minnesota Department of Transportation know where they want high-speed passenger rail service to run between the Twin Cities and Chicago.
It’s not full-speed ahead for the future of high-speed rail service in Wisconsin — not since Gov. Scott Walker put the kibosh on an $810 million federal grant to develop high-speed rail in the state.
The Illinois Department of Transportation is getting $186 million for its high-speed rail project.
The possibility the state could back off constructing a Milwaukee maintenance building for two Talgo Inc. trains surprised the president and CEO of the company.
Republicans on the state’s budget committee want to study whether a maintenance building for new trains bought in 2009 should be built in Milwaukee or whether they should be maintained out of state.