In Watertown, Wisconsin, Mayor Ron Krueger stands at the spot where a proposed train station was to be built and looks down the track for a high-speed train that will never arrive. NEXT: Boosting commerical rail traffic
The U.S. Transportation Department took a combined $1.2 billion in funding for high-speed rail away from Wisconsin and Ohio and redirected it to 13 other states.
The federally funded project was canceled this month thanks to a difference of opinion between the Transportation Secretary and Wisconsin's Republican governor-elect. Proponents of high-speed rail claimed it would result in economic growth but the governor-elect said the state would be left with the bill for annual operating costs.