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Alderman joins call for high-speed rail station in Wauwatosa

Milwaukee Alderman Robert Bauman has joined the call to have a high-speed rail station built in Wauwatosa, rather than in Brookfield.

The planned high-speed passenger rail route between Madison and Milwaukee has stations planned in Milwaukee, Brookfield, Oconomowoc, Watertown and Madison.

Milwaukee County Clerk Joe Czarnezki is suggesting one or both of the proposed high-speed rail stations in Waukesha County be eliminated in favor of a station in Wauwatosa. Bauman said if there is land available near Mayfair Road in Wauwatosa, he would support that site over a station on Brookfield Road.

Bauman said a station on Mayfair is still far enough west to serve eastern Waukesha County residents.

“Brookfield Road is only three or four miles down the road from this site,” he said.

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