MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Madison station for a new high speed rail line connecting the state capital with Milwaukee will be located at the Department of Administration state office building near Monona Terrace.
Gov. Jim Doyle announced the location of the station on Thursday. He had previously said it would be near Monona Terrace, which is just down the street from the Capitol, but the exact spot had not been chosen.
The rail line is being largely paid for with more than $800 million in federal stimulus money.
Doyle says the first floor of the building will be recast to accommodate the public's access to the train stop while the upper floors will remain state offices.
A new parking garage, hotel and public market are also being planned for the area.