By Larry Sandler of the Journal Sentinel Milwaukee’s vacant Tower Automotive Corp. plant will be the site of a new factory to build passenger trains for use in Wisconsin, Oregon and possibly other states, Ald. Willie Wade said Monday. The plant could create “hundreds of jobs,” far more than the original projection of about 80 […]Read more about "Spanish trains to be built at Tower Automotive"
Sean Ryan firstname.lastname@example.org The Madison-to-Milwaukee high-speed rail line will split Waterloo in half, reducing property values and isolating residential neighborhoods, said a Waterloo alderwoman. To offset the negatives, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation should spend more money on roads, bridges and aesthetics in Waterloo, said Alderwoman Laura Cotting. She suggested the state spend more than […]Read more about "Rail hits resistance in Waterloo"
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 […]Read more about "Committee approves Yahara Station for new high-speed rail"
Now that we are going to be spending $820 million to bring passenger rail back to Wisconsin, it’s essential that we get things right. At the top of the list is the location of the stations. (For more on this, visit this article on station location.) Here are the top ten reasons that the station […]Read more about "Downtown Rail Station or Bust"
By Lee Bergquist of the Journal Sentinel Posted: Feb. 16, 2010 Madison – The Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee agreed Tuesday to accept $822 million in federal stimulus funds for high-speed rail linking Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago, but not before lawmakers wrangled over whether the project was necessary. The panel voted to spend the funds, which […]Read more about "Joint Finance OKs federal funding of Milwaukee-Madison rail link"