“Stand up for Trains” event: Sat Oct 16 near Milwaukee

A coalition of pro-train organizations is planning a “Stand Up for Trains” event this coming Saturday in Pewaukee to assert support for continuing Wisconsin’s investment in passenger rail.

From the event’s website announcement: “For the last 14 years, different administrations, elected officials, agencies and travelers have been working towards rejuvenating Wisconsin’s passenger rail service. However, In the last 18 months critics have tried to derail this effort. It’s time to stand up in support of modernizing and extending passenger rail in Wisconsin and the Midwest. Let’s build on the very successful Hiawatha service and connect Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison and other cities in Wisconsin to a midwestern passenger rail network. The construction and operation of an intercity rail system will bring jobs and economic development to Wisconsin.”

This event is hosted by the Wisconsin Sierra Club, WISPIRG, ProRail and several other organizations.

Location: Country Springs Hotel, 2810 Golf Road, Pewaukee, Wisconsin
Time: 12:00 Noon
Cost: Free

Note: If you are interested in attending this event and want to car-pool from western Wisconsin (since there is no high speed rail), send an e-mail to rail@eauclaire-wi.com and we’ll try to match people up.

Click here for more information on the event.


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