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Expanded Amtrak service for Foxconn plant on agenda for Public Transportation Review Board

The proposed Amtrak expansion could add three additional round trip runs between Milwaukee and Chicago daily.

By - Feb 7th, 2018 03:01 pm

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On Thursday (February 8) the Public Transportation Review Board will be joined by representatives from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission to discuss the possible expansion of Amtrak service in Milwaukee. The proposed Amtrak expansion could add three additional round trip runs between Milwaukee and Chicago daily, offering more options to commuters, according to Board Chair Alderman Robert J. Bauman.

The board will also take this proposal up as an opportunity to discuss the need for transit service to the Foxconn development in Pleasant Prairie.

The Public Transportation Review Board will also hear about a proposed bill (Assembly Bill 918) in the state Legislature that would prohibit city governments from regulating taxicab companies. Under the proposed legislation, the state’s Department of Safety and Professional Services would be the sole regulator of taxicab companies, maintaining control of all licensing for companies and their drivers.

The Public Transportation Review Board’s meeting tomorrow (Thursday, February 8 at 10 a.m. in room 301-B at City Hall, 200 E. Wells St.) The meeting will be carried live on the City Channel at www.milwaukee.gov/channel25.

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