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
The Obama economy in 10 charts President Obama came to office in January 2009 in the midst of the Great Recession. Much has turned around since then, but he's been criticized for a slow recovery. More
Best Jobs in America CNNMoney/PayScale's top 100 careers with big growth, great pay and satisfying work. More
Top-paying jobs Anesthesiologists take home a median $335,000 in salary and bonus annually. What other great careers from CNNMoney and PayScale.com's list of Best Jobs in America offer hefty paychecks? More

Special Offer