News

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

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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.

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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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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.

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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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