Wisconsin Republicans continue to advocate for dumping plans to build high-speed rail in the state. Former Gov. Tommy G. Thompson, also a former Amtrak chairman, is saying that the state should instead divert the $810 million earmarked for high-speed rail to roadways. In recent remarks, however, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has said that "nobody can stop this train," assuring that the high-speed rail plans will chug forward.

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