WisARP Spring Meeting, March 25, 2023
The WisARP Spring Meeting will be a Zoom event on March 25th. An agenda is available at
WisARP Fall Meeting, October 29, 2022
TCMC News December, 2021
Badger Rails – 4th Quarter 2021
WisARP Fall Meeting, October 23, 2021
Black River Beach Northside Community Center, 1433 Rose St, La Crosse. For more information click on the following link.
Badger Rails – 3rd Quarter 2021
Twin Cities – Milwaukee – Chicago (TCMC) Project Booklet
News Twin Cities – Milwaukee – Chicago (TCMC) News – April, 2021 (Second section)
Twin Cities – Milwaukee – Chicago (TCMC) News – April, 2021
Badger Rails – 2nd Quarter 2021
Badger Rails – 1st Quarter 2021
Badger Rails – 4th Quarter 2020
Twin Cities – Milwaukee – Chicago (TCMC) News – September, 2020
Twin Cities – Milwaukee – Chicago (TCMC) News – August, 2020
Badger Rails – 3rd Quarter 2020
Twin Cities – Milwaukee – Chicago (TCMC) News – July, 2020
Talgo has released a video showing how passenger trains are the transportation mode that is best suited to deal with the operating conditions needed to fight the spread of COVID-19.
FRA Hearing on Amtrak On-Time Performance – April 20, 2020 (Transcript)
Badger Rails – 2nd Quarter 2020
Twin Cities – Milwaukee – Chicago (TCMC) News – March, 2020
Twin Cities – Milwaukee – Chicago (TCMC) News – February, 2020
Documents from the RPA Week on the Hill, February 3, 2020
WisARP RPA Feb Reauthorization Asks- Final
WisARP RPA Feb Amtrak Accounting Final Distributed
Badger Rails – 1st Quarter 2020
Twin Cities – Milwaukee – Chicago (TCMC) News – January, 2020
Badger Rails – 4th Quarter 2019
November 1, 2016
Terry Brown, WisARP VP-Public Relations, attended the public hearing on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the expansion of Hiawatha service on 10/27/16 in MIlwaukee. His report can be found at
To read the EIS click on the link below..
To read WisARP’s comments on the EIS, click on link below.
The following three pictures show parts of a folder that was handed out at the meeting. They show maps of parts of the project.
Sep 26, 2016
Click this link for the new Amtrak Feasibility Study for a 2nd train between Chicago and the Twin Cities.
07/04/13 The Wisconsin Talgo trainsets, completed in March, 2012, remain in storage at the Talgo plant on Milwaukee’s north side. The two trainsets that Talgo built for Oregon at the Milwaukee plant have been delivered and will be in service in Oregon and Washington shortly. In March, 2012, the Walker administration stopped paying on the Talgo contract, refusing to honor it. In November, 2012, Talgo was forced to file a breach of contract lawsuit against the state, That lawsuit is still in litigation. The pictures below show exterior and interior photos of the equipment that should be running today in Hiawatha service.
03/12/13 WisARP now has a permanent presence at the Milwaukee Intermodal Station in downtown Milwaukee. Working with real estate firm CBRE, who manages the station, it was decided to purchase a brochure rack that matched the 3 racks ordered by the Milwaukee County Transit System. The 4 racks now sit side by side on the north wall of the Amtrak waiting area.
05/25/2012 Interview from May 23 with Talgo Vice President Nora Friend on WUWM-Milwaukee Public Radio’s Lake Effect program.