Fast trains under attack in Wisconsin

by crandell | 08/17/2010

I've been looking forward to the new train service planned between Chicago and Madison, Wis. So I was disappointed to hear that Scott Walker, a Republican candidate for Governor in Wisconsin, has launched a major attack against passenger trains in Wisconsin. Please ask your friends in Wisconsin to show their support for passenger rail expansion.

Wisconsin was awarded Recovery Act funds to extend the successful Amtrak Hiawatha from Milwaukee to Madison. Walker has promised to stop construction if he is elected.

This week, he held an anti-train rally in Milwaukee and began running TV ads promising to "stop this train." He even set up a special website: http://www.NoTrain.com

The Midwest High Speed Rail Association has set up an action page where Wisconsin residents can show their support. Please show your support for Amtrak expansion at:


Carfree Day Trip: Skiing in Wisconsin

by crandell | 02/27/2010

Yes, there are ski slopes close enough to Chicago for a day trip. And no, you don't need a car to get there! Windy City Ski is a new bus service offering round-trip transportation for weekend day trips to ski slops in Wisconsin. Check out the Chicago Tribune's coverage of this carfree day trip option: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/ct-trav-0207-ski-bus-20100205...