MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin has agreed to a $47 million deal with Spanish train manufacturer Talgo for two 14-car passenger trains.
The cars would replace the passenger cars that currently run between Milwaukee and Chicago.
They would be built with parts manufactured in Spain and assembled at plants in Wisconsin. Gov. Jim Doyle says that could create as many as 80 jobs in the state.
Each train will have a capacity of 420 passengers, a 20 percent increase over the current cars.
The agreement includes an option to buy two more trains if the state gets federal stimulus money for extending rail service from Milwaukee to Madison.
Doyle announced the deal Friday morning. He says the agreement marks the beginning of high-speed rail in Wisconsin.