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Talgo project takes fire from Capitol

By Sean Ryan Attacks Tuesday against train maker Talgo Inc.’s state contract did not faze the company or Milwaukee’s plans to build a manufacturing plant in the city. The Spanish company has come under fire from Wisconsin Republicans, including gubernatorial ...

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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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WisDOT doc gives wrong impression

By Sean Ryan A Wisconsin Department of Transportation notice to contractors ranks the agency among the worst in the nation in starting construction for stimulus jobs. But the notice contradicts assessments by WisDOT’s peers and the department’s record for stimulus ...

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Consultant spending challenges lawmakers

Paul Snyder Wisconsin lawmakers have a choice: Accept state agencies’ increased use of private engineering consultants for construction projects or give the departments more money to hire more people. “I don’t know what the answer is on this thing,” said ...

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Debate continues over WisDOT consultant use

By Paul Snyder Discussion took a new direction Wednesday in lawmakers’ examination of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s use of private consultants on various projects. “We need to get over the question of which costs more,” said Tom Walker, Wisconsin ...

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WisDOT still negotiating Zoo Interchange contract

Milwaukee/Emergency Bridge Repairs By Sean Ryan The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is negotiating a contract for Zoo Interchange repairs with Milwaukee Constructors LLC, but has not awarded the project. “Our hope is still that we can start work in December ...

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Marquette Interchange contractors reunite for Zoo bid (UPDATE)

By Sean Ryan The Zoo Interchange bridge repair attracted only one proposal because small builders cannot handle the job and three large companies teamed up for the bid. A joint venture called Milwaukee Constructors LLC submitted the only proposal for ...

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Zoo Interchange job could affect other bridges

By Sean Ryan Contractors must consider the health of aging Zoo Interchange bridges under the three spans that will be repaired as part of an emergency contract. The request for proposals for emergency repairs to the Milwaukee interchange gives contractors ...

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