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Barrett "disappointed" in feds' denial of Hiawatha upgrade funds

Mayor Tom Barrett expressed his disappointment Monday over the federal government's decision to deny Wisconsin's request for $150 million to upgrade the Amtrak Hiawatha line between Milwaukee and Chicago. The money would have been used for new equipment, including cars and locomotives, and a new maintenance base for the line, which had a record ridership of 28.7 million in the fiscal year that ended last October.

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