Lawmakers, Environmental Group Join Opposition to Chicagoland Rail Line and Toll Road Proposal

The Gazette reports, “A transportation company’s request to keep secret a list of investors in its proposed rail line drew criticism [on May 22] from two [Wisconsin] state lawmakers and an environmental advocacy group. In a letter to the federal Surface Transportation Board, Rep. Mark Spreitzer, D-Beloit, said Great Lakes Basin Transportation’s proposed rail line through Rock County is a project that demands transparency.” The report adds that State Representatives Spreitzer and Amy Loudenbeck (R-Clinton), and the Environmental Law and Policy Center have expressed opposition to the project.