MILWAUKEE — Passengers
are now allowed by Amtrak to take bicycles aboard
Hiawatha trains running between Milwaukee and Chicago.
The Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/23nT65C
) reported Tuesday that the service permitting bikes on
Hiawatha trains has a cost of $5. The service requires
reservations, and there can be as many as 15 bicycles on
Dave Schlabowske, deputy
director of Wisconsin Bike Fed, says the bicycling
advocacy organization has pushed for at least five years
for Amtrak to have the bicycle service between Chicago
and Milwaukee. Previously, bicycles had to be partially
taken apart and shipped in cartons.