Rail ideas await their fate in Milwaukee

Three stalled plans for Wisconsin train travel get reanalyzed in the election year

By Larry Sandler of the Journal Sentinel

Railroads and politics have one thing in common: They’re all about the timing.

Trains run by schedules. Politicians wait for the right moment to make their moves.

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And timing is everything for rail transportation in southern Wisconsin, where political circumstances have brought three different rail transit plans to the forefront simultaneously – only to thrust them into an election-year controversy where some plans may not survive.