Milwaukee Biz Blog: History waits to judge high-speed rail in Wisconsin

    “America’s railway system is not just a matter of history. America still needs a strong passenger rail system. Without it, we discourage economic growth in urban areas. Passenger rail – and specifically, high-speed rail – is important to the economic growth of our cities and our overall transportation system in a nation of nearly 300 million people. In Wisconsin and in eight other states, work continues on the Midwest Regional Rail Initiative. In Wisconsin, the goal is to have high-speed service from Madison to Milwaukee by the end of 2003.”
    Those were the words of former Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson in 2001. Thompson was an ardent advocate of high-speed rail.
    So, why is there now a push to name Madison’s high-speed rail station after current Gov. Jim Doyle?
    Find out in a new Milwaukee Biz Blog by BizTimes executive editor Steve Jagler.
    – BizTimes Milwaukee



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