By Sean Ryan
Milwaukee won the competition for Talgo’s Wisconsin manufacturing plant, but the company still is considering Milwaukee and Madison for a train maintenance building.
The $810 million federal grant to build a Madison-to-Milwaukee high-speed rail line includes $41.7 million for a building to maintain the trains once they are in service.
Talgo, which would do the maintenance work, has not decided whether to build in Madison or Milwaukee, said Antonio Perez, president and CEO of Talgo, a Spanish company that manufactures high-speed passenger trains. The Milwaukee manufacturing plant will be the company’s first in the U.S.