MnDot calls for $2.4B upgrade for high-speed train to Milwaukee

The proposed upgrade to Amtrak’s Empire Builder train route would create a service boasting six daily trips to Milwaukee with a travel time of three hours.
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The proposed upgrade to Amtrak’s Empire Builder train route would create a service boasting six daily trips to Milwaukee with a travel time of three hours.

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