— It’s the same old story in Wisconsin.
Cars are a dime a dozen in the state.
Drivers are just one step behind, even if they’re on the road in the same state.
But a new research study suggests there’s an upside to getting around with light rail, as the state is planning to install two light rail vehicles in each of its major cities in the next two years.
Wisconsin is planning on installing the new light rail cars at several locations, including the Madison Mall and Milwaukee Zoo.
The state also plans to put two more light rail trucks in the region, one each at the UW-Milwaukee, the UW’s Oshkosh campus and the UW Madison campus.
The first two light rails vehicles will be at the Milwaukee Zoo, according to a press release from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and the Wisconsin State Police.
The second light rail vehicle will be installed at the Madison Zoo.
The light rail trains will run between Madison and Oshkush each day.
The light rail will provide an alternative for people traveling through Wisconsin during the winter, as well as to the west coast during the summer and winter, the department said.
In Wisconsin, people have to buy a parking pass and pass the time on the train with a game of tag, the press release said.
The light rails cars will cost about $30,000 to $40,000, according the release.
The UW-Madison is in the process of acquiring the two new vehicles, according a release from UW-Mauwaukee.
“The vehicles will help us provide a reliable service to the UW campus community, and we look forward to being a part of the new system,” said UW-Kanawha Chancellor Susan Schoener in a statement.
“We are thrilled to be able to begin a project that will improve the quality of life for our community and the people of our region.”
The UW plans to spend $30 million on a new light-rail station, according it release.