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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Wisconsin: Record number ride Amtrak Hiawatha

A press release from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation; March 11, 2019: The Milwaukee-Chicago Amtrak Hiawatha Service served an all-time…

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Wisconsin Governor Evers’ Budget Includes $45M To Expand Rail Service Between Milwaukee, Chicago

By Corrinne Hess, Wisconsin Public Radio, NPR; March 8, 2019 Gov. Tony Evers included $45 million in his state budget proposal…

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Empire Builder Route: Economic benefits of a second daily train between Chicago and Twin Cities revealed

From Global Railway Review; March 1, 2019 The Rail Passengers Association recently issued its Impacts From A Second Train To…

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New name, same Minnesota goal: Great River Rail Commission to continue second train advocacy

From The Winona Daily News; February 21, 2019 One of the leading voices on passenger rail in Minnesota has a…

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Wisconsin Rail Enthusiasts Keep Pursuing East-West Regional Train

By Chuck Quirmbach, WUWM 89.7; February 13, 2019 The Wisconsin Association of Railroad Passengers, a railroad passengers group with nearly…

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Wisconsin: Union Pacific’s Butler Yard eliminates positions as railroad company streamlines operations

By Natalie Wickman, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; February 5, 2019 The rail yard that contributed to the beginnings of the village…

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin moving ahead with expansion of The Hop streetcar to the Wisconsin Center convention hall

By James B. Nelson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; January 4, 2019 It’s full speed ahead with plans to extend the Milwaukee…

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Wisconsin: Competing firms want to put commuter rail on Milwaukee-area tracks; one company is seeking $1.4 billion for its plan

By Rick Romell and Raquel Rutledge, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; December 6, 2018 A company organized in Wisconsin a little more…

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Milwaukee’s The Hop reports ridership over 16,000 during streetcar’s opening weekend

By Maredithe Meyer, BizTimes; November 09, 2018 During its first three days of passenger service, downtown Milwaukee’s new streetcar generated…

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First ride on Milwaukee’s The Hop: Smooth, on time, and a speech from No. 1 cheerleader Mayor Tom Barrett

By James B. Nelson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; October 29, 2018 The first public rides on The Hop were on time…

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Property values increase nearly 28% along the Milwaukee streetcar route, Mayor Tom Barrett says

By James B. Nelson, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel; October 2, 2018 Property values along the route of the new Milwaukee streetcar…

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Empire Builder route: Additional Twin Cities-Chicago rail service viable, study finds

By Janet Moore, Star Tribune; September 23, 2018 Adding a second daily passenger train between St. Paul’s Union Depot and…

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Group pushes for more Fargo, North Dakota-to-Chicago passenger rail service

By Dave Olson, Grand Forks Herald; September 15, 2018 FARGO — Expanded daytime passenger train service from Fargo to Chicago…

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Illinois Blocking Amtrak Expansion to Wisconsin

By Jeramey Jannene, Urban Milwaukee; September 12, 2018 Despite the fact that rush hour trains on the Amtrak Hiawatha Service…

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Streetcar projects flourish as cities seek to attract businesses, millennials

By Julie Sneider, Senior Associate Editor, Progressive Railroading Magazine; September 2018 When Oklahoma City opens its OKC Streetcar service later…

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My Amtrak Story: From Milwaukee to San Francisco

By Gina Doyle, Progressive Railroading Magazine, September 2018 Fifty-one hours train time — plus 90 minutes from Milwaukee to Chicago.…

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Amtrak Midwest Services Improved for Fall Travel

A press release from Amtrak; August 7, 2018: Easier connections, more pets, bikes & student fares for back-to-school time CHICAGO…

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