A group hoping to preserve or even expand freight rail service has been gathering information to present to the last rail line in the region that there is business here that needs freight service.
The Northwoods Rail Transit Commission has 19 counties from northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula. Canadian National is the rail line the group is working with to keep the freight lines going in this region.
Wendy Gelhoff from Florence county is the Northwoods Rail chairperson. She says they've been working to show Canadian National the numbers...
Governor Scott Walker says he’s still looking at options for how to fund the state’s roadways long term.
Stopping in Minocqua Wednesday, Walker said it’s clear that there needs to be a new solution.
“The gas tax is really not sustainable. As more and more vehicles get better miles, the number of gallons of gas purchased has gone down substantially while the vehicle miles are the same or more, so the wear and tear is greater, even while the number of gallons of gas purchased is less.”