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Is the state ready for rail?
Photo courtesy of Talgo The proposed high-speed rail service between Madison and Milwaukee would use cars similar to these built by the Spanish company Talgo. A deal between the state and Talgo calls for the cars to be built in Wisconsin.
It would reach downtown Milwaukee, but stop nearly six miles shy of downtown Madison.Nobody knows how many people would ride.Yet a proposed high-speed rail line linking Wisconsin's two largest cities - with a price tag of half a billion dollars - remains at the heart of an intensive campaign by top state officials including Gov. Jim Doyle to land federal stimulus money.