More Amtrak stops in the La Crosse area have been proposed by railroad supporters. La Crosse County would also like to see increased rail usage.
A resolution calling for higher state and federal funding for passenger trains goes to the full county board for a vote next week.
County administrator Steve O’Malley said rail traffic is becoming more profitable for Wisconsin. State leaders want to see more money invested in rail travel for the Milwaukee area.
The county resolution says about half of the state’s population lives within 30 minutes an Amtrak depot.
At least one citizens’ group has proposed doubling the number of Amtrak stops in La Crosse, from two per day to four.