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Fox Valley, Green Bay leaders push for Amtrak line to Milwaukee
Jan 6, 2023

Fox Valley, Green Bay leaders push for Amtrak line to Milwaukee

Leaders of Green Bay and Fox Valley cities advocated for extending Amtrak services to their region as federal infrastructure law promises $66 billion in railroad funding.

Dec 21, 2022

Evers not ruling out state funds for train

Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers said Tuesday he isn't ruling out the use of state funds to construct a passenger rail line between the cities of Madison and Milwaukee that would also expand connections between Chicago and St. Paul, Minnesota.

Dec 16, 2022

Wisconsin Republican leaders unified in opposition to train

The Republican leader of the Wisconsin Senate said Thursday that he opposes spending any state money to help Madison bring a passenger rail line that would connect the capital city to Milwaukee, joining the state's other top GOP legislative leader in opposition to the project.

Jun 14, 2022

TEA grant to help build rail spur for Balcan Innovations

Manufacturing company Balcan Innovations has received a $400,000 Transportation Economic Assistance grant to build a rail spur in Pleasant Prairie.

Jun 15, 2021

Plan would restore rail service to big swath of Midwest

Proponents of expanding passenger rail service through Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas hope an anticipated influx of federal infrastructure funding will get the the long-discussed route off the ground.

Jul 24, 2020

Canadian National plans to invest $100M in Wisconsin rail infrastructure

Railroad operator Canadian National said Friday that it plans to invest $100 million in Wisconsin rail infrastructure this year.

Jun 13, 2019

WisDOT gets federal grant for signal upgrades at Milwaukee rail hub

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will get a $2.7 million federal grant for infrastructure upgrades on 2 miles of track near the Milwaukee Intermodal Station.

May 17, 2016

2nd rail line through Wisconsin gaining steam

A second conventional-speed train between St. Paul, Minn., and Chicago could be up and running by 2020, Minnesota officials say.

Apr 7, 2016

Public hearing set in Indiana on proposed $8B rail line

A federal agency is planning a public hearing next week on a proposed $8 billion, 278-mile rail line from Indiana to Wisconsin aimed at relieving Chicago-area freight congestion.

Jan 12, 2016

Twin Cities-Chicago high-speed rail gets funding boost

A high-speed passenger rail train between the Twin Cities and Chicago may be a little closer to becoming a reality now that a group of funders, including the Ramsey County Regional Rail Authority, has committed money for an environmental assessment.

Aug 20, 2015

State to pay $9.75M in settlement over rail project (UPDATE)

The state of Wisconsin will pay a Spanish manufacturer nearly $10 million for two trains it built that were never used after Republican Gov. Scott Walker abandoned a rail project.

Mar 25, 2015

Officials mull transit options to connect public with jobs

To make sure southeastern Wisconsin remains a strong economic competitor, business and political leaders are expanding bus routes and turning to other forms of public transportation in their latest attempts to ensure residents have little trouble getting to and from jobs.


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