Talgo’s $66 million Wisconsin claim over high-speed trains rejected

May 20, 2014

A state board rejected a nearly $66 million claim Monday from the company that manufactured a canceled Madison-to-Milwaukee train line, clearing the way for a lawsuit over a project that dominated the 2010 race for governor.

Seattle-based Talgo Inc., the U.S. arm of a Spanish trainmaker, said the state owed it $65.9 million under agreements that were abandoned because of Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign pledges.

Now that the Claims Board has unanimously thrown out the demand for payment, Talgo is free to sue in state court.

The payment Talgo is seeking comes on top of $40 million the state has already paid the firm…

Read the rest of the story at the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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