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Wisconsin transit authority terminates proposed KRM project


Yesterday, the Southeastern Regional Transit Authority (SERTA) voted in favor of terminating the proposed Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee (KRM) commuter-rail line project in southeastern Wisconsin.

SERTA officials plan to ask federal officials to redirect $6 million already earmarked for the KRM line to bus systems in Milwaukee County, Racine and Kenosha.

For more than a year, the Federal Transit Administration delayed a decision on approving the start of preliminary engineering for the project pending the Milwaukee County Transit System's finances. But yesterday, SERTA officials decided to withdraw a preliminary engineering request for the 33-mile KRM line, which would have been established along an upgraded Union Pacific Railroad line and connected with a Metra line in Kenosha.

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