Crews removed two rail cars from the Mississippi River after a freight train derailed in southwestern Wisconsin, leaving four railway employees with minor injuries, officials said Friday.Read More »
Minnesota lawmakers considering second train to Chicago
Minnesota lawmakers need to approve $1 million next year for the second phase of a study considering the possibility of adding a second Twin Cities-to-Chicago passenger train with stops in Red Wing and Winona.
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Transportation officials issue oil train safety measures
An emergency order requiring trains hauling crude oil and other flammable liquids to slow down as they pass through urban areas and a series of other steps to improve the safety were announced Friday by the Department of Transportation.Read More »
Lawmakers kill Milwaukee train shop project (UPDATE)
The state's Joint Finance Committee on Wednesday rejected a motion to build a Milwaukee train shop, a move Democrats say clears the way for a lawsuit from a Spanish train manufacturer.
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Kenosha finds own route to rail station improvements
By Marie Rohde The renovation of Kenosha’s train station, the last stop on the Chicago Metra line and what commuter train planners want to be a part of a new connection to Milwaukee, is almost complete. “We’re looking at finishing ...
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Letter to the editor: Rail deserves a second look
To the editor: We write as two Republican leaders from a similar-sized state and suggest Wisconsin GOP leaders might want to take another look at intercity rail. Wisconsin was one of the lead states in receiving stimulus monies for what ...
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Freight train derails in western Wis., damages bridge
HAGER CITY, Wis. (AP) — Thirty-one cars of a Burlington Northern-Sante Fe freight train have derailed, with some striking a pet food processing plant in northwestern Wisconsin. Pierce County emergency management officials say no one was injured in the derailment ...Read More »
Passenger rail moving down the tracks in Minnesota
By Bob Geiger Dolan Media Newswires Minneapolis — Planning for the 155-mile Northern Lights Express passenger rail line is chugging forward. A Hennepin County board Tuesday discussed $4.5 million in proposed 2011 spending to keep the Duluth-to-Minneapolis project alive. Expenses ...
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Talgo project rolls on despite rail debate
By Scott Carlson Special to The Daily Reporter Milwaukee is on track with the remediation of an industrial site for a Spanish train manufacturer despite threats from gubernatorial candidates that they would kill the state’s high-speed rail project. The Redevelopment ...
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