Rail Success Stories - Amtrak Hiawatha
The 86-mile train route connecting Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Chicago, Illinois has been a part of the Amtrak system since its inception, following a long history of operation by the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad. In 1989, Wisconsin and Illinois jointly funded a demonstration project that added two daily round trips to the service. The demonstration proved successful. The two states have jointly funded Amtrak’s Hiawatha Service ever since.