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Madison mayor: ‘Train (project) will run on time’ (UPDATE)

By Darryl Enriquez If Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz’s goal for breaking ground on the proposed Monona Terrace high-speed rail depot is to be met, officials must avoid lengthy policy debates that have prolonged or threatened other projects, local contractors and ...

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Talgo project sidesteps local preference (VIDEO)

By Sean Ryan The Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee eliminated a local bidder preference from the Talgo Inc. project to avoid any chance a lawsuit would delay work. The authority, under a lease agreement with Talgo, has until ...

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Milwaukee, Madison in running for Talgo’s rail maintenance building (VIDEO)

By Sean Ryan Milwaukee won the competition for Talgo’s Wisconsin manufacturing plant, but the company still is considering Milwaukee and Madison for a train maintenance building. The $810 million federal grant to build a Madison-to-Milwaukee high-speed rail line includes $41.7 ...

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Freight rail work fails to get on track

By Paul Snyder Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Co. will struggle to improve the state’s freight rail service until it gets money for track upgrades, which will be difficult to do until the company improves service. “It’s a chicken-egg thing,” said ...

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Planners: Too soon for a rail referendum (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder Regional planners oppose a Dane County vote that would dictate whether they can consider commuter rail when outlining transit strategies. “If commuter rail is such a good idea,” said Dane County Supervisor Eileen Bruskewitz, “then why are ...

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