U.S., Wisconsin/Illinois: Amtrak replaces Milwaukee-Chicago trains with buses

By Brad Evans, Digital Media Manager, WISN ABC 12; April 23, 2020 MILWAUKEE — Amtrak announced it will temporarily suspend…

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U.S., Wisconsin: Amtrak reduces Hiawatha trips by more than 70% due to COVID-19

By Nick Williams, Reporter, Milwaukee Business Journal; April 14, 2020 Service from Milwaukee to Chicago on Amtrak’s Hiawatha Line has…

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U.S., Wisconsin Commentary: You can see the country’s soul from a train

By Dave Zweifel, The Capital Times; February 7, 2020 I took my annual Amtrak trip a couple of weeks ago,…

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U.S., Wisconsin: Traditions keep friendship on track for Milwaukee-to-Chicago train commuters

By Molly Snyder, Senior Writer, OnMilwaukee.com; December 11, 2019 Seven times a day, the Amtrak Hiawatha departs from Milwaukee to…

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U.S.: Amtrak Hiawatha line that stops in Glenview, Illinois gets funding from Wisconsin lawmakers to buy new rail cars

By Ryan Nilsson, Pioneer Press, Chicago Tribune; December 10, 2019 Amtrak’s Hiawatha line, which runs between Milwaukee and Chicago and…

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Wisconsin: Milwaukee streetcar celebrates solid first year, but extensions still in limbo: Slideshow

By Sean Ryan, Reporter, Milwaukee Business Journal; November 3, 2019 Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett said he would like to see…

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Wisconsin: Report finds funding strategy for Milwaukee’s streetcar unusual compared to other cities

By Victor Jacobo, WDJT CBS 58; September 12, 2019 MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) — A new report out Thursday takes…

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Wisconsin Department of Transportation to receive $25.7 million to upgrade train cars on Amtrak’s Hiawatha line

By Katie DeLong, Fox 6 Now; August 20, 2019 MILWAUKEE — There will soon be a new look for the…

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Wisconsin: Improving the connection: Work ongoing to enhance Amtrak service from Milwaukee to Chicago

By Alex Zank, Biz Times Milwaukee Business News; August 5, 2019 Joe Daufenbach was sitting in the Milwaukee Intermodal Station…

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Railroad won’t support more Amtrak Hiawatha trains without Illinois track improvements

By Alex Zank, BizTimes Milwaukee Business News; July 26, 2019 The owner of part of the railroad Amtrak’s Hiawatha Milwaukee-to-Chicago…

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Wisconsin Department of Transportation leader says Hiawatha service could add two daily round trips without Illinois’ assistance

By Alex Zank, BizTimes, Milwaukee Business News; July 17, 2019 Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary-designee Craig Thompson said he believes…

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Amtrak, Wisconsin Department Of Transportation launch bus service tied to Hiawatha line

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; July 5, 2019 Amtrak and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) on July 1 began offering…

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Kenosha News editorial opinion: Funding boost would strengthen Amtrak’s Hiawatha service in Wisconsin

By The Editorial Board, Kenosha News; July 2, 2019 One of the thriving Amtrak lines serves us right here, and…

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Wisconsin: Joint Finance Approves Funding To Expand Rail Service Between Milwaukee, Chicago

By Corrinne Hess, Wisconsin Public Radio; June 10, 2019 The Legislature’s budget committee included $35 million in their transportation budget to expand…

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Illinois to discuss new ways to expand Amtrak Hiawatha service after IDOT letter reinforces suburban concerns

By Daniel I. Dorfman, Chicago Tribune; May 20, 2019 Leaders in Lake Forest and Glenview are praising a recent announcement…

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No North Shore Holding Tracks In Amtrak Hiawatha Expansion: Illinois Department Of Transportation

By Jonah Meadows, Staff, Patch; May 10, 2019 SPRINGFIELD, IL — The Illinois Department of Transportation announced last week it…

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Mark Peterson Opinion: Second Train will benefit Winona, Minnesota

By Mark Peterson, Winona Daily News; April 19, 2019 Those of you who know me well are aware of my…

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Wisconsin Reader’s View: Encourage leaders to support NLX

By Jason Serck, Superior, Duluth News Tribune; April 11, 2019 I congratulate Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers for moving forward with…

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Wisconsin Department Of Transportation aims to double frequency of Amtrak service through state

By Chris Lueneburg, Channel 3000; April 10, 2019 PORTAGE, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s plan to increase regional…

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Glenview, Illinois trustees approve additional funding for Amtrak Hiawatha line opposition, pushing total to $541,000

By Alexandra Kukulka, Reporter, Chicago Tribune; April 9, 2019 Glenview has allocated another $36,000 from the 2019 budget toward finding…

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Optimism for second train grows after 2nd WisARP meeting in Portage, Wisconsin

By NOAH VERNAU, Portage Daily Register; April 3, 2019 Those hoping for a second daily Amtrak train traveling across Wisconsin…

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Amtrak says Hiawatha ridership is up; Glenview, Illinois claims train cars are still under capacity

By Alexandra Kukulka, Reporter, Chicago Tribune; March 26, 2019 While Amtrak officials earlier this month touted increased 2018 ridership on…

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Wisconsin: Milwaukee planning to extend streetcar to convention center prior to 2020 Democratic National Convention

By Alex Zank, Biz Times Milwaukee Business News; March 15, 2019 Milwaukee is planning to extend the Hop streetcar system…

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Wisconsin Governor Evers wants to expand Amtrak’s Milwaukee to Chicago Hiawatha service

By Alex Zank, BizTimes Milwaukee Business News; March 14, 2019 Gov. Tony Evers wants to front the money needed to…

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Wisconsin Department of Transportation awarded $5 million grant to build second Amtrak platform near the Milwaukee airport

By Nick Williams, Reporter, Milwaukee Business Journal; March 12, 2019 The Wisconsin Department of Transportation was recently awarded a $5.05…

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