Rail hits resistance in Waterloo

Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com 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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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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Greater Milwaukee Water Quality Connections

The waters of Southeastern Wisconsin have always been among its most important and cherished assets. Long before the first pioneers came, Native Americans depended on the abundant game in the watershed for food and trading. These early inhabitants gave the area the name “Milwaukee” which means “Gathering Place by the Waters.” The first European immigrants […]

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