Dig this: State’s high-speed rail line is relatively cheap

By Joe Yovino

The Daily Reporter

Wisconsin could spend almost $100 million on a high-speed rail line between Milwaukee and Madison by early 2011. And that’s in addition to the more than $40 million on pre-build engineering work during the past five years.

In all, Wisconsin will receive $810 million in stimulus money to build up high-speed rail around the state. That seems like a lot of your cash going toward a project, and it got me thinking about how it compares to the most expensive construction undertakings of all time. After seeing this list from Construction Management School, $810 million seems pretty insignificant.