Wisconsin Eyes Added Hiawatha Service

The State of Wisconsin will hold public hearing this summer on a proposal to added three more Amtrak roundtrips between Chicago and Milwaukee.

Currently the Hiawatha Service features seven roundtrips on weekdays, all of them funded by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and the Illinois Department of Transportation.

WisconsinWisDOT is currently conducting a study regarding the service expansion and plans to make a draft of it public during the summer with hearing to be held late in the summer.

The proposal must be reviewed by the federal government and Wisconsin officials are hoping to land some federal funding for the expansion.

The Hiawatha Service carried more than 800,000 passengers in 2014.

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