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Saturday, November 25, 2006
ALTERNATE TRANSPORT: New Commuter Trains Possible along Lake Michigan Shoreline
$237 million plan to link Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha and the southern suburbs with commuter trains. If the effort succeeds, it would bring back a mode of transportation that disappeared from Milwaukee about 40 years ago. Commuter rail lines run on existing freight tracks, connecting a major city and its suburbs. They're designed for local trips, unlike intercity Amtrak trains such as the Milwaukee-to-Chicago Hiawatha line.