By Matt Leingang AP Writer Columbus, Ohio — In many states, travelers who take Amtrak’s long-distance trains for vacations or out-of-state business trips board in the middle of the night and return home from such cities as Chicago or New ...Read More »
Waterloo weighs its rail options
By Sean Ryan Waterloo is waiting on a train, but not the high-speed version likely to be first to pass through the city. Commuter rail, on the other hand, has captured the city’s attention and, in some cases, support. “Follow ...
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Letter to the editor: High-speed rail nonsense
To the editor: Let’s ask ourselves: How did Wisconsin get in this mess? The current administration in Washington put taxpayer money out for job stimulus. The mistake in Washington was to specify and target specific types of projects. The types ...
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State must put up its own money for federal rail grants
By Sean Ryan Unlike the first high-speed rail grants Wisconsin received, future federal payouts will require the state put up its own money. But the state already has problems maintaining its roads and should not shell out money from the ...
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Audit: Wisconsin spent $1.5 billion in stimulus money
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin spent more than $1.5 billion in federal stimulus funding in the budget year that ended June 30, according to an audit report released Thursday. The funding included $572 million for expanded unemployment benefits, $552 million ...
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Grafton dam vote divides village
By Sean Ryan A proposal to remove a Grafton dam is forcing local residents to choose between spending more to keep their downtown lake or less to drain it and gain riverside land. “There are some things that are worth ...
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Show me the (stimulus) money
By Joe Yovino
As a Web editor, I spend most of my days staring at Web sites (OK, one in particular in case the boss is reading). There’s some good ones and some very bad.
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Improved Web site tracks state’s stimulus spending
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin has upgraded its Web site that tracks how the state is using federal stimulus money. Gov. Jim Doyle said the changes are designed to make the site more user-friendly so people can see how the ...Read More »
Dane County nets stimulus money for energy-efficient projects
Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk announced Monday that the U.S. Department of Energy approved more than $2.2 million in stimulus money for county energy-efficiency and renewable-energy projects. The federal dollars will pay for many projects to make older than 50-year-old ...
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Local bidders get shot at federal project
By Sean Ryan Local contractors are welcoming the chance to openly bid on a La Crosse stimulus project that was supposed to be limited to six out-of-state companies. “The amount of work will increase significantly since we will have more ...
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