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It’s Chicago versus Wisconsin: Rail projects vie for federal money (access required)

By Justin Kern Special to The Daily Reporter Two potential rail partners are competing for the same pool of federal money for projects in Wisconsin and Illinois. In Wisconsin, the Southeastern Regional Transit Authority expects to hear a response from ...

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Lawmakers oppose KRM commuter rail application

Two Wisconsin lawmakers are joining the fight to delay preliminary engineering work for the Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee commuter rail project. State Reps. Jeff Fitzgerald, R-Horicon, and Robin Vos, R-Racine, sent a letter to the Federal Transit Administration asking that it deny the ...

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KRM rolls closer to construction money

By Sean Ryan Proposed changes to the judging of construction grant applications would give commuter rail in southeastern Wisconsin a less obstructed path to federal money. But rail opponents argue projects such as the Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee commuter line are not worth ...

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Milwaukee losing bang for streetcar bucks

By Sean Ryan A potential yearlong environmental review for a proposed streetcar system in Milwaukee would further devalue the federal grant the city wants to use for construction. Milwaukee officials are trying to avoid that scenario. “Every year we wait, ...

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Rail uncertainty raises questions on Talgo project

By Sean Ryan Milwaukee may lose money renovating a building for Talgo Inc. if the company leaves the city after a couple of years, warned Alderman Robert Bauman during Friday’s Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee meeting. The Milwaukee Department of ...

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