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How would commuter rail fit into the Dane County system?

How would commuter rail fit into the Dane County system?

Dane County officials have been talking about commuter rail for decades, and in the last few years a proposal for a $250 million line between Middleton and Sun Prairie with a $10 million annual operating cost has been developed.

When the local proposal was submitted for federal funding in 2008, the Federal Transit Administration said it needed a local funding source to be viable. That prompted the state last year to authorize the creation of the Dane County RTA with the power to raise up to a half-cent sales tax, which would generate about $40 million a year.

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