Friday, July 17, 2009

Doyle Announces Train Assembly, Manufacturing Jobs - - And New Trains For Wisconsin, Too

AM 620 WTMJ talker Charlie Sykes mocked Gov. Jim Doyle's scheduled Friday announcement about High-Speed Rail as just another "choo-choo" train proposal as jobs are being lost in the state.

I guess Charlie thought he knew what was coming and offered the stock rightie 'analysis' when it comes to trains.

Then Doyle made his announcement - - a Spanish firm that makes state-of-the-art train equipment used in the US and worldwide will be opening assembly and maintenance facilities in Wisconsin, and will supply the equipment for passenger rail upgrades in the state too.

D'oh!

Advantage, Doyle.

3 comments:

Joe Klein said...

If the Talgo frames are shipped by sea, the city with the best harbor on the great lakes, access to rail, and with inexpensive space available in a former industrial rail corridor, would make the best assembly site. That would be a city called Milwaukee.

Anonymous said...

So we blow $47 million to create 80 jobs.

Maybe you think that's a great deal, I don't.

James Rowen said...

To Anon: The job component grows as more orders come in.

Stop being so negative, you train-bashers.