With government officials proposing to spend roughly $150 million to increase the number of trains traveling Amtrak's Hiawatha line between Chicago and Milwaukee, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation is asking the public what it thinks about the plans.Read More »
A high-speed passenger rail train between the Twin Cities and Chicago may be a little closer to becoming a reality now that a group of funders, including the Ramsey County Regional Rail Authority, has committed money for an environmental assessment.Read More »
A bipartisan coalition on the Senate Appropriations Committee moved Thursday to roll back House GOP-backed cuts to Amtrak, transportation projects and affordable housing projects, but pressures elsewhere in the budget may make the funding levels unsustainable as the massive $108 billion spending bill moves ahead.
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Train-maker Talgo Inc. filed a nearly $66 million claim against Wisconsin on Thursday, saying the money is owed after Gov. Scott Walker acted in bad faith in deciding to abandon a high-speed rail line connecting Milwaukee and Madison.Read More »
Senate Republicans on Thursday killed a $54 billion funding bill for transportation, housing and community development grants because it exceeded the punishing spending limits required under automatic budget cuts that are the product of Washington's failure to deal with its fiscal problems.Read More »
A railroad executive asked the Wisconsin Claims Board on Friday to pay $160,000 he said the state still owes his company for work on a high-speed rail line completed before Republican Gov. Scott Walker killed the project.Read More »