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Ald. Bauman in an image from a recent fundraiser invitation.

Milwaukee-to-Madison rail subject of July 22 meeting


The proposed Milwaukee-to-Madison high speed rail line will be the focus of an informal public meeting on Thursday, July 22.

The meeting, hosted by the Midwest High Speed Rail Association, begins at noon at the Milwaukee Public Market.

In January, the federal government awarded $823 million to Wisconsin to develop the Milwaukee-to-Madison high speed rail system, with $810 million earmarked for upgrading existing rail lines and constructing stations.

The state Department of Transportation is moving forward with contracts for upgrading the existing rail lines between Milwaukee and Madison to accommodate high speed passenger trains, according to Milwaukee Ald. Bob Bauman.

"The high speed rail infrastructure is becoming a reality, and with that will come economic development that could create thousands of good-paying jobs in Milwaukee and communities stretching from Waukesha to Madison," said Bauman.


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junkied | July 28, 2010 at 9:27 p.m. (report)

Higgins, you devil. I see you spreading your pro-Happy Days pro-Bauman propoganda. Others may see this as a story about transit, but I know what you're really about. Don't you twirl your mustache at me mister. By the way, I have you pegged as the architect for my development firm in 5 years when I'm sick of doing whatever it is I'm doing. Be ready for it. You have no choice.

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Poeartemer | July 24, 2010 at 12:44 p.m. (report)

I guess that the cost of fare would be steep...maybe LOCALS could get a break? No to $60.00 fare....I could drive there myself for alot LESS money...UGH! We still need a way to get PUBLIC transportation...at a REASONABLE rate!

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Mike_007 | July 21, 2010 at 9:23 a.m. (report)

To Quick Cheep Travel, do you consider a $60 +/- one-way ticket cheep? That does not even include parking and additional taxi/bus fares once you get to Madison or Milwaukee? A total wast of money! Bring on Scott Walker to kill this Boondoggle.

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Poeartemer | July 20, 2010 at 12:13 p.m. (report)

YES!!! We need to get with the public transport!!! Saves time and money in the long run!

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Quick Cheap Travel | July 20, 2010 at 8:51 a.m. (report)

It's about time to step up and FINALLY make it happen.

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