Productivity issues can easily be considered as economic issues, as they all impact theeconomic bottom line. However, some often overlooked but enormously important negatives associated with other travel modes must be factored into our decisions alongside the more positive points.

  • Commuter trains can transport 50,000 passengers an hour compared to 2,000 by car.
  • Today's trains provide every electronic attribute necessary to create a “traveling office” for its riders.
  • Dependable passenger train service prevents riders from joining the millions of United States commuters who lost more than 4 billion hours to automobile congestion and 2 million hours of delays for air travelers in 2007.
  • Reliable on-time passenger service provides businesses with not only the amenities to work while traveling, but with predictable scheduling for work at the remote site and return.
  • Provides a far more productive and convenient connection between west central Wisconsin and our government seat in Madison.
  • On average, passenger rail is 6 to 7 times less expensive to build than freeways.
  • Rail requires 10% the amount of land required for interstate highways.
  • Only the most severe weather affects passenger rail travel.
  • Business travel by train eliminates the fatigue and stress of driving, assuring productive time at the destination.
  • Travel times to Chicago and St Paul are 4.5 hours and 1.5 hours respectfully.