Wauwatosa enters high-speed rail station discussion

By Sean Ryan

A call to build a high-speed rail station in Wauwatosa rather than in Waukesha County has left planners debating how local needs factor into interstate transit plans.

Joe Czarnezki, Milwaukee County clerk, said the state should eliminate the station proposed for Brookfield or Oconomowoc so one can be built near the Milwaukee County Research Park in Wauwatosa. The switch would drum up ridership and help businesses around the research park, he said.

“It’s just an idea I thought I would float,” Czarnezki said, “because I think this is an important issue, and it deserves discussion.”

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