Spanish trains to be built at Tower Automotive

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 […]

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Rail hits resistance in Waterloo

Sean Ryan 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 […]

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Committee approves Yahara Station for new high-speed rail

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 […]

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Joint Finance OKs federal funding of Milwaukee-Madison rail link

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 […]

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