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WisARP Fall Meeting, October 29, 2022

The WisARP Fall Meeting will be held in Madison on October 29th. For complete information, click on Calendar above, then on click on WisARP Meetings.

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

BR 2020-2 (April-May-June)

Twin Cities – Milwaukee – Chicago (TCMC) News – March, 2020

WisARP TCMC news 2020-03-26

Twin Cities – Milwaukee – Chicago (TCMC) News – February, 2020

WisARP TCMC news 2020-02-26

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

BR 2020-1 (Jan-Feb-March)

Twin Cities – Milwaukee – Chicago (TCMC) News – January, 2020

WisARP TCMC news 2020-01-14

Badger Rails  – 4th Quarter 2019

BR 2019-4 (Oct-Nov-Dec)

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

terry-brown-report-on-public-hearing-10-27-16

To read the EIS click on the link below..

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To read WisARP’s comments on the EIS, click on link below.

wisarp-statement-on-eis-for-expanded-service

The following three pictures show parts of a folder that was handed out at the meeting.  They show maps of parts of the project.

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hiawatha-eis-project-map-2
hiawatha-eis-uprr-sidings

Sep 26, 2016

Talgo returns to Milwaukee

07/Jul/2015

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.

Talgo cab car
Talgo cab car
Talgo exterior
Talgo exterior
Talgo exterior
Talgo exterior
Talgo interior showing conference table seating for four
Talgo interior showing conference table seating for four
Talgo interior showing conference table seating for four
Talgo interior showing conference table seating for four

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.

WisARP brochure rack at the Milwaukee intermodal Station. North wall of the Amtrak waiting area.
WisARP brochure rack at the Milwaukee intermodal Station. North wall of the Amtrak waiting area.
WisARP brochure rack with two of the three MCTS racks on the north wall of the Amtrak waiting area. Milwaukee Intermodal Station.
WisARP brochure rack with two of the three MCTS racks on the north wall of the Amtrak waiting area. Milwaukee Intermodal Station.

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05/25/2012  Interview from May 23 with Talgo Vice President Nora Friend on WUWM-Milwaukee Public Radio’s Lake Effect program.

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