Death of high-speed rail sends a message

By James Briggs

staff writer

I came to Wisconsin on a train. I realize that might not be the norm, but it worked for me.

To interview for the job I have now, I boarded an Amtrak a few blocks from my suburban Detroit home and rode to Chicago and then Milwaukee. I would have continued the trip to Madison, since that’s where my job was to be based, but, well, you know. Passenger rail doesn’t run from Milwaukee to Madison.

I was told, though, that it soon would. And the prospect of high-speed rail connecting Madison to the rest of the Midwest factored into my decision to accept the job and move here.  Read more….