“A safe, efficient and reliable transportation network is essential for Wisconsin’s economic success and freight railroads are leading the way with massive infrastructure investments. As state leaders struggle to identify funding for our roads, it’s good to know that freight railroads continue to invest in the network that connects Wisconsin businesses.”

Craig Thompson is a veteran legislative and policy analyst with more than 20 years of experience working with Wisconsin businesses, communities, legislators and units of government. Prior to joining the Transportation Development Association in 2006, Thompson served as the legislative director for the Wisconsin Counties Association where he managed legislative initiatives at the state and federal levels.

His expertise is valued throughout Wisconsin’s political spectrum, and he has been appointed to numerous boards and committees by Wisconsin governors Tommy Thompson, Scott McCallum, Jim Doyle and Scott Walker. Thompson is a native of Racine and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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