Wisconsin's governor is traveling to Spain for a close look at commuter rail options.
With a federal stimulus plan directing funding towards increasing commuter rail systems in the Midwest, Governor Jim Doyle says it's a good idea to know what's on the market. That's why Doyle is currently in Spain to meet with a company that makes passenger rail cars.
Doyle says he's looking at what they have to offer, and is also exploring the possibility of bringing a new manufacturing sector to Wisconsin. Doyle says the Badger State already has plenty to offer companies making rail cars, such as steel operations and a central U.S. location. He says it's an option that needs to be explored, due to growing interest in expanding passenger rail.