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State approves high-speed rail spending (UPDATE)

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 ...

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Rail costs are hard to pin down

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 ...

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Competition grows for rail money

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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