Bridgit Bowden and Shawn Johnson

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Derailed: Could Doyle Have Saved High Speed Rail?
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Could Doyle Have Saved High Speed Rail?

And could the state still get it some day? Last in a series.

Derailed: How Republicans Became Anti-Train
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How Republicans Became Anti-Train

The politics of resentment replaced business-oriented development, as Tommy Thompson would learn. Part 8 of series.

Derailed: State’s Talgo Trains Still Sit Idle
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State’s Talgo Trains Still Sit Idle

Since Republicans killed deal with manufacturer, trains have sat unused in Beech Grove, Indiana. Part 6 of series.

Derailed: California Got Most of State’s $810 Million
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California Got Most of State’s $810 Million

But unlike Wisconsin’s “shovel ready” train project, California’s hit many obstacles. 5th in a series.

Derailed: How Walker and Sykes Killed the Train
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How Walker and Sykes Killed the Train

With constant support from talk radio, Walker rejected fully funded, $810 million rail project. Part 3 in a series.

Derailed: Stimulus Program Funded Entire Rail Project
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Stimulus Program Funded Entire Rail Project

How Doyle administration got $800 million "100 percent funded” high speed rail. Part two in a series.

Derailed: Behind Wisconsin’s Abandoned High Speed Rail
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Behind Wisconsin’s Abandoned High Speed Rail

Former Gov. Tommy Thompson laid groundwork for the project that Gov. Scott Walker killed.