Wisconsin will get $46.5 million in federal stimulus funds to build high-speed rail in the state. Combined with an earlier grant, Wisconsin now has some $52.2 million on hand to start the rail project. "This undertaking is not only creating good jobs and reinvigorating our manufacturing base, it's also going to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. The long-term plan is going forward, no matter which political party takes power next in Wisconsin, said LaHood.

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