La Crosse will keep Empire Builder, even if Eau Claire/Hudson get High Speed Rail

By Steve Cahalan, La Crosse Tribune

Amtrak is committed to continuing passenger rail service to La Crosse, whether or not the city is on a high-speed rail segment that will connect Madison and the Twin Cities, an official said Friday.

Derrick James, senior government affairs officer with Amtrak’s Chicago region office, spoke at an economic forum held by the La Crosse Area Development Corp. and the La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce.

High-speed rail was the topic of the forum at the Radisson Hotel, which drew an audience of about 140 people. It also featured Joshua Coran, director of operations with Talgo Inc., one of the primary manufacturers of high-speed train equipment. Click here to read more.


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