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Bypassed: What killing the train means for Madison

Bypassed: What killing the train means for Madison

KRISTIN CZUBKOWSKI | The Capital Times

When Gov. Jim Doyle announced in July that a high-speed rail line from Milwaukee would stop in Madison near the Monona Terrace Convention Center, Mayor Dave Cieslewicz saw vast potential for downtown.

The rail station was to be at the Department of Administration building on East Wilson Street, and Cieslewicz hired former city planning director George Austin to get to work on organizing a series of developments for the two blocks in front of it.

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