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Federal rule change threatens to put Wisconsin road projects on ice

By Joe Lanane National transportation analysts predict project downsizing and postponements now that federal transportation payment amounts no longer are guaranteed. Wisconsin’s slate of highway projects could face the same instability as those scheduled in other states, though it’s far ...

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Congressmen: Use high-speed rail money to cut deficit

By Joe Lanane Three Republican congressmen from Wisconsin say the state should be allowed to return the $810 million in stimulus money designated for high-speed rail to the federal government to help reduce the nation‘s deficit. U.S. Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner ...

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WisDOT suspends work on high-speed rail (UPDATE)

By Joe Lanane Work on Wisconsin’s proposed Madison-to-Milwaukee high-speed rail line stopped just one day after Republican Scott Walker, an opponent of the project who has pledged to halt it, was elected the state’s next governor. Pat Goss, executive director ...

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Will Republicans’ victories be a win for the construction industry?

By James Briggs In the wake of Tuesday’s midterm election, the 2011 state legislative agenda has become a little clearer — and in many cases, more promising than the past two years — for construction lobbyists. Republicans gained majorities in ...

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Campaigns pledge to cut construction money

By James Briggs In his zeal to stop a proposed high-speed rail line between Madison and Milwaukee, Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Walker made a pitch to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Walker asked for public hearings on an area ...

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Focus on Southwest Wisconsin: I-39/90 project backers turn up the heat

By Susan Lampert Smith Special to The Daily Reporter On bad days, Interstate 39/90 from the Illinois border north to Madison can resemble a snake that swallowed a watermelon. To the south, in Illinois, the highway is a smooth-flowing six ...

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State’s major road projects, including I-39/90 expansion, back in play (UPDATE)

By Joe Lanane The resurrection of the state’s Transportation Projects Commission is reviving the debate between those who want money for road maintenance and the backers of new construction. State Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan, D-Janesville, who will help select TPC ...

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