Wisconsin will receive $810 million to build a high-speed rail line carrying passengers between Milwaukee and Madison, it was announced late Wednesday. The line, which will improve existing Milwaukee-Chicago service and extend it to Madison, could be up and running as early as 2013. Service could eventually extend from Madison to the Twin Cities.

The Wisconsin Technology Council has long endorsed the notion of high-speed rail in the I-Q Corridor. Click here to read a Wisconsin State Journal story.