The grant will lead to improvements to double passenger rail service and increase rail freight efficiency along the corridor that connects the Twin Cities, La Crosse, Milwaukee and Chicago.
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Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT)
Nearly $15 million in grants and loans for five rail freight projects in Wisconsin have been announced by Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
Amtrak has agreed to support the proposed combination of current partner, Canadian Pacific Railway Limited and Kansas City Southern railways, to expand Amtrak’s service in the Midwest and South.
Expected to enter service from 2020, the new rolling stock will increase seating capacity and improve accessibility for disabled passengers.