Wisconsin is looking to Spain for lessons on expanding passenger rail service.
Governor Jim Doyle is in Spain this week, where he's meeting officials with the nation's high-speed rail system. Doyle says there's a lot that can be learned from Spain's enormous commitment to passenger rail.
Doyle's trip comes as Wisconsin plans to use federal stimulus money to expand passenger rail service between Milwaukee and Chicago. The Governor also has big plans for even broader service, possibly connecting Chicago and the Twin Cities through Wisconsin over the next 10 to 15 years.
The Governor's trip will also include meetings with companies that manufacture passenger rail cars. Doyle wants them to consider Wisconsin as a place to build their products, if U.S. demand increases. Doyle says that could bring a significant number of jobs to Wisconsin.