Elections loom large for high-speed rail project

By Paul Snyder

High-speed rail advocates are racing the state’s gubernatorial election cycle to line up support for an expanded track network to Green Bay and Minneapolis.

“This is not a done deal,” said Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz at a rally Tuesday for high-speed rail expansion. “We don’t know what the next governor will do.”

Republican gubernatorial candidates Scott Walker and Mark Neumann said they oppose the expansion of high-speed rail in Wisconsin. Furthermore, they said they would order the state stop construction of the Milwaukee-to-Madison line approved this year.

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