The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is soliciting public opinion on a proposed $53 million expansion of Amtrak's Empire Builder route, which now runs between Chicago, Milwaukee and the Twin Cities.
Federal officials confirmed an Amtrak train was hurtling 50 mph over the speed limit when it careened off an overpass south of Seattle, spilling cars onto the highway below and killing at least three people.
An Amtrak train making the first-ever run along a faster new route hurtled off an overpass on Monday south of Seattle and spilled some of its cars onto the highway below, killing at least six people, authorities said. The death toll was expected to rise.
The project team designing a proposed intercity passenger rail service between St. Paul, Minn., Milwaukee and Chicago have scheduled two informal community meetings to give the public a chance to review project plans.
While congressional Republicans have said much of President Donald Trump's proposed budget are "dead on arrival" on Capitol Hill, Wisconsin's congressional delegation should keep a fork handy to spear his proposed passenger rail cuts.