Officials with Amtrak say a $53 million project of rail improvements would allow train service between Chicago and St. Paul to double. Tracks would be upgraded in Wisconsin and Minnesota along the Empire Builder route. Those trains make stops in Tomah and La Crosse. Amtrak says the work would allow it to expand its service from one to two daily roundtrip trains. A majority of the $53 million would come from the federal government. Work is scheduled to begin in 2023.

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