State transportation officials released a new plan Monday to delay reconstruction work on southeastern Wisconsin’s freeways and scale back road aid to local governments in hopes of closing a looming deficit in the state’s transportation fund.
For the ninth time in the last 10 years, the Amtrak Hiawatha rail line between Milwaukee and Chicago has set a ridership record.
Transportation Economic Assistance grants from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation will provide money to rail connection projects in Fond du Lac and Hubbard.
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.
Published: August 28, 2012
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Private companies are footing the bill for thousands of rail-related jobs in Wisconsin and it’s predicted that employment will continue to grow.
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.
Driven by high gas prices and an uncertain economy, Americans are turning to trains and buses to get around in greater numbers than ever before. But the aging transit systems they’re riding face an $80 billion maintenance backlog that jeopardizes service just when it’s most in demand.
The state has canceled a $166 million maintenance contract with Talgo, causing the Spanish train manufacturer to threaten legal action.
Published: March 16, 2012
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