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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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.Read More »
December 20, 2010 4:12 pm 1 Comment
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 ...Read More »
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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 ...Read More »
September 13, 2010 2:20 pm Leave a comment
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 »
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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 ...Read More »
July 13, 2010 4:34 pm 9 Comments
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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June 15, 2010 4:26 pm 12 Comments
By Paul Snyder High-speed rail advocates are racing the state’s gubernatorial election cycle to line up support for an expanded track network to Green Bay and Minneapolis. “This is not a done deal,” said Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz at a ...
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