RESPONSIBLE TRANSPORTATION PLANNING
Someday, Scott Walker will no longer be Governor of
Wisconsin, and we expect that very soon after that
the state will once again be back in the business
of preparing for a future that has already arrived
in many states, a future that includes high speed
But because not preparing for that future is almost
as irresponsible as Governor Walker's dismissal of
it, we are pleased to see substantive discussions
of rail service taking place now.
This week, All Aboard Wisconsin initiated conversations
aimed at laying the foundation for eventual rail service
from Chicago to Madison.
To be sure, these are fledgling, first steps aimed
at making sure passenger rail operations remain viable.
They're a long way from the Chicago to Minneapolis,
economic development boosting, high speed line Walker
killed for personal political reasons.
But we applaud state leaders, especially Madison Alderman
Scott Resnick and Madison business leaders, for taking
the responsible steps of planning for a future the
great majority of us know is coming.