By James Briggs Gov. Scott Walker has signaled a firm commitment to trains in Wisconsin — just not the kind people can ride on. At a time when state aid is being slashed across the board, Walker’s proposed budget would ...Read More »
By James Briggs A proposed freight rail project in eastern Wisconsin could fall through if the communities in line to benefit from the work can’t raise about $2.5 million by June 30. Wisconsin in 2009 allocated $12 million for a ...Read More »
The state and some Wisconsin counties are stuck with the $35 million tab to upgrade a freight line between Madison and Watertown now that federal high-speed train money is gone.Read More »
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two Democratic state lawmakers are asking Gov.-elect Scott Walker to explain how he’ll pay for certain train-related expenses after the Republican refused federal money that would have covered them. Walker turned down $810 million to build ...Read More »
By Darryl Enriquez As many as eight daily freight trains sharing a track with a passenger service near Monona Terrace is a recipe for gridlock rail officials want to avoid. “We do have some reservations about that corridor, and we ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Co. will struggle to improve the state’s freight rail service until it gets money for track upgrades, which will be difficult to do until the company improves service. “It’s a chicken-egg thing,” said ...Read More »
By Sean Ryan Milwaukee-area freight carriers see missed opportunities whenever cargo bypasses their city on the way to Chicago. The people who are losing work — truckers, workers for the Port of Milwaukee and business owners based near General Mitchell ...
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