Committee approves Yahara Station for new high-speed rail

Hub located at Dane County airport also considered, but deemed to be less important

By Ryan Rainey
Friday, February 19, 2010 12:30 a.m.

The proposal for a new high-speed rail station on the east side of Madison’s downtown received a boost Thursday at a meeting of the city’s Downtown Coordinating Committee when the recommendation was unanimously approved.

The committee heard proposals from urban planning experts who said the proposed Yahara Station has the potential to serve in the future as a major intermodal hub.