January 16, 2005

MKE Amtrak Station Opens Tuesday

Category: Transit

Milwaukee: In a nationally significant move, Amtrak is scheduled to open a new station at Milwaukee's Mitchell Airport on January 17th.

It's a great move for a lot of reasons, but the idea is to capitalize on Chicago's frustration with overcrowding and hassesls at O'Hare. A convenient train from downtown Chicago to Milwaukee's airport with a stop in the northern suburbs should indeed give northern Illinois travellers a nice new option in air travel. But it's also significant because it operates on one of Amtrak's only profitable routes and should provide money and incentives to continue improvements that will one day (hopefully) meet European high-speed standards.

Posted by Nick at January 16, 2005 11:08 AM