By Paul Snyder Wisconsin will accept $810 million in federal stimulus money to build high-speed rail between Milwaukee and Madison despite the annual drain on a crippled transportation budget. The Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance on Tuesday voted 12-4 along ...Read More »
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Legislature’s budget committee is scheduled to vote Tuesday on whether to approve receiving $810 million in federal stimulus money to install high-speed rail between Madison and Milwaukee. President Barack Obama’s administration last month awarded the ...Read More »
By Sean Ryan State legislators want hard figures on the annual cost of running a Madison-to-Milwaukee high-speed rail line before approving construction. That is unlikely to happen. People around the country are asking the same question about operating costs for ...Read More »
Sean Ryan High-speed trains stopping six times a day in Brookfield and Oconomowoc carry the promise of new developments around rail stations in those cities. But when those trains stop, so too will the traffic on nearby roads. It’s a ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder Madison’s mayor already has a plan to build a second station in his city if any money is left over from the high-speed rail project between Milwaukee and Madison. But if money is left over from the ...
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The Wisconsin State Council of Carpenters on Thursday celebrated Gov. Jim Doyle’s announcement that Wisconsin would receive $823 million in federal stimulus money to build high-speed rail passenger service. “This major investment in Wisconsin’s transportation infrastructure will provide an almost ...Read More »
By Sean Ryan Wisconsin received $822 million from the $8 billion the federal government awarded Thursday for rail projects, but transit supporters want more. The state will use $810 million to build a high-speed rail line between Madison and Milwaukee, ...Read More »