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Train maker Talgo sues Wisconsin for $66 million for canceling rail project

(Source: Streetsblog Capitol Hill, November 8, 2013)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Train maker Talgo is suing the state of Wisconsin for $65.9 million as a result of Governor Scott Walker’s decision to cancel passenger rail plans connecting Madison to Milwaukee. Walker was part of a group of Republican governors who refused federal grants for passenger rail projects following the 2010 elections. Walker said the state couldn’t afford to operate the trains, which would have cost the state as little as $7.5 million a year. Meanwhile, the state of Wisconsin is currently spending $1.7 billion on a single interchange.

Full story: Streetsblog Capitol Hill

Monday, November 11, 2013

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