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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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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Here’s shocking video proof Milwaukee’s The Hop streetcar can run in snow

By Matt Wild, Milwaukee Record; January 28, 2019 We’re almost three months into the life of The Hop, Milwaukee’s long-in-the-works…

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Milwaukee streetcar The Hop’s average daily rides increase in second month

By Sean Ryan, Reporter, Milwaukee Business Journal; January 15, 2019 Milwaukee’s downtown streetcar posted an increase in average daily ridership…

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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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Wisconsin: Milwaukee streetcar ‘The Hop’ ridership outpaces estimates

By Tom Durian , Photojournalist Jeremy Dunk, WTMJ NBC; November 29, 2018 Milwaukee City officials are pleased with the ridership…

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Milwaukee: No shirt, no shoes, no streetcar: Hop on and read the new Streetcar Code of Conduct

By Matt Wild, Milwaukee Record; November 27, 2018 It’s another big week for The Hop, a.k.a. the Milwaukee streetcar that…

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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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