Portage Daily Register - March 29, 2021
Three states are working to add a second round-trip train from Minneapolis to Chicago. This addition could double the amount of options for riders travelling through the Columbus, Portage and Wisconsin Dells Amtrak stations. Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is working with Minnesota (MnDOT) and Illinois (IDOT) counterparts, in conjunction with Amtrak, to expand coverage. WisDOT is currently seeking input on the $53 million project. Officials said in a presentation the expansion would maximize use of existing infrastructure and allow more flexibility with riders in the morning and a mid-day train connecting the cities.