MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Legislature’s budget committee is scheduled to vote Tuesday on whether to approve receiving $810 million in federal stimulus money to install high-speed rail between Madison and Milwaukee.
President Barack Obama’s administration last month awarded the money to Wisconsin as part of $8 billion in rail projects nationwide.
The money would be used in Wisconsin to upgrade and refurbish train stations and install safety equipment on the Madison-to-Milwaukee leg of a line that stretches from Minneapolis to Chicago.
The Legislature’s budget-writing Joint Finance Committee is set to vote on accepting the money Tuesday. The committee is controlled by Democrats, which makes approval of the money likely.