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File #: 100912    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Placed On File
File created: 11/11/2010 In control: JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE
On agenda: Final action: 12/21/2010
Effective date:    
Title: Resolution expressing the City of Milwaukee’s support for development of a high-speed passenger rail network in the Midwest, including an extension of Amtrak’s Hiawatha service from Milwaukee to Madison.
Sponsors: ALD. COGGS, ALD. BAUMAN, ALD. HINES JR., ALD. KOVAC, ALD. HAMILTON
Attachments: 1. Media Release by Ald Coggs, 2. Hearing Notice List
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
12/21/20101 COMMON COUNCIL PLACED ON FILEPass15:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
12/13/20101 JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR PLACING ON FILEPass3:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
12/10/20101 CITY CLERK Sponsor added

Minutes note: Ald. Kovac and Hamilton added as sponsors at the e-mail request of Jeff Osterman, LRB - LME
   Action details Meeting details Not available
11/30/20100 CITY CLERK Sponsor added

Minutes note: Ald. HInes added as sponsor on sub. 1 from LRB 11/30/10 - LME
   Action details Meeting details Not available
11/30/20100 JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
11/29/20100 JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE HEARING NOTICES SENT   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
100912
Version
SUBSTITUTE 1
Reference

Sponsor
ALD. COGGS, BAUMAN, HINES, KOVAC AND HAMILTON
Title
Resolution expressing the City of Milwaukee’s support for development of a high-speed passenger rail network in the Midwest, including an extension of Amtrak’s Hiawatha service from Milwaukee to Madison.
Analysis
This resolution expresses the City of Milwaukee’s support for development of a high-speed passenger rail network in the Midwest, including an extension of Amtrak’s Hiawatha service from Milwaukee to Madison.
Body
Whereas, In 2004, nine Midwestern states released plans for a Midwest Regional Rail Initiative that would consist of a “hub-and-spoke” passenger rail network on 3,000 miles of track in those nine states, using modern train equipment operating at speeds up to 110 miles per hour to connect Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee, St. Louis, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Minneapolis and other cities; and

Whereas, In 2010, the Obama administration authorized the expenditure of $8 billion in federal stimulus money for the development of 13 high-speed rail corridors throughout the nation, including $810 million for an extension of Amtrak’s Hiawatha service from Milwaukee to Madison, $1.1 billion for the Chicago-St. Louis corridor and $244 million for the Chicago-Detroit route; and

Whereas, Development of high-speed passenger rail service in Wisconsin and the Midwest will produce numerous and substantial benefits for Milwaukee and the entire region, including:

1. Providing a time- and cost-competitive alternative to automobile and air travel that will be increasingly attractive as energy prices rise, highway congestion grows and security rules continue to slow traffic through airports.

2. Giving Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the Midwest an advantage -- over other parts of the country that do not have high-speed rail available -- in terms of competing for new employers and young workers who are attracted to locations with multiple, efficient transport...

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