High-speed rail Wisconsin

Regional
4:45 pm
Thu November 7, 2013

Train Maker Says Wisconsin Owes $66 million for Scuttled High-Speed Rail Line

A rendering of what Talgo trains in Wisconsin could have looked like

The Spanish train company Talgo has filed a claim for damages, with Wisconsin's claims board.

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Politics & Government
11:57 am
Thu June 20, 2013

State Won't Reimburse Company for High-Speed Rail Work

The Wisconsin Claims Board is denying a $160,000 claim from Wisconsin & Southern railroad company. It says it began preparing its tracks for a high-speed rail extension in 2010 - without a contract, because former Gov. Jim Doyle wanted to move ahead quickly with the project. When Scott Walker became Governor in 2011, he rejected the money the federal government had awarded Wisconsin to expand high-speed rail, killing the plans.

The claims board has decided the state is not liable for reimbursing the railroad firm for the work it performed, because no contract existed.