Our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy have changed.

By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to the new Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

2 of 6
BACKNEXT
Boosting commerical rail traffic
Boosting commerical rail traffic
The U.S. Department of Transportation wanted to improve already existing rail lines in the Midwest so that they could accommodate high-speed passenger trains.

The ultimate goal was to link Minneapolis with Chicago via rail. The first section of that line would have connected Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with the state capitol of Madison.

The project also promised to make it possible for more freight trains like this one to run on the line at faster speeds.


NEXT: And potentially boosting passenger rail traffic
Last updated December 16 2010: 4:36 PM ET

Search for Jobs

More Galleries
Best-loved new cars of 2016 These cars are the most beloved among American drivers based on JD Power's annual survey of new vehicle buyers. More
This Indian university cranks out top-tier tech execs Many graduates from the Indian Institute of Technology have gone on to start and lead global tech companies. Here are a few of the most notable alums. More
Most valuable American car up for auction Carroll Shelby's own very first Shelby Cobra will be sold in August. It's almost certain to be the most valuable American car ever sold. More

Special Offer