Wisc DOT needs to update its high-speed intercity passenger rail web site

Yyyeah. At the moment, it says:

Wisconsin high-speed intercity passenger rail

Project overview

Talgo high-speed train.The development of high-speed intercity passenger rail in the Midwest is part of the proposed Midwest Regional Rail Corridor, a 3,000-mile Midwest passenger rail network radiating from Chicago and serving nine states.

On October 2, 2009, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation submitted an application to the Federal Railroad Administration for American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) funding to construct the Milwaukee to Madison segment of the Midwest Regional Rail Corridor. The project received an award of $810 million.

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Walker & Co. were brilliant in totally detaching it from the Recovery Act, which provided a significant number of important projects. It’s unfortunate that many of them aren’t readily acknowledged as Recovery Act projects—the new playground at Humboldt Park comes to mind.

And either way, congratulations to Scott Walker, whos not even governor yet, on causing us to lose manufacturing jobs. Heck of a job, Scottie!

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Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.