The Obama administration is sidestepping an election-year confrontation with the hotel industry and other pool owners to give them more time to comply with access rules for the disabled.
Published: January 20, 2012
Tags: ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act, Intermodal Station, John Oimoen, John Parkyn, WisARP, Wisconsin Association of Railroad Passengers, Wisconsin Department of Transportation, WisDOT
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation knowingly proceeded with a design for a Milwaukee Intermodal Station accessibility project that violated a federal accessibility law.
The vast majority of publicly accessible properties – including hotels, stores, banks, movies theaters, doctors’ offices and barber shops – will be affected by new accessibility rules under the Americans with Disabilities Act governing public accommodations.
Published: September 7, 2011
Tags: ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act, Cherryland airport, Dane County airport, Dane County Regional Airport, Door County Cherryland Airport, FAA, Federal Aviation Administration, Montesinos, Scott Walker, Speedway Sand & Gravel, Starkweather Creek, Wisconsin Department of Transportation, WisDOT
Gov. Scott Walker gave the go-ahead this week to two airport construction projects that overall will cost the state more than $500,000.
Published: August 23, 2011
Tags: ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act, bicycle, Brian Roper, Christine Sinicki, Federal Highway Administration, FHA, Hoan Bridge, I-794, infrastructure, Interstate 794, Kevin Hardman, Mark Gottlieb, Scott Walker, Wisconsin Department of Transportation, WisDOT
By James Briggs Bicycle advocates Tuesday planned to lobby the state Department of Transportation for a bike and pedestrian path to be included in the reconstruction of Milwaukee’s Hoan Bridge. The bike path is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to connect Milwaukee’s downtown to its south side and suburbs for bicyclists, said Kevin Hardman, executive director of [...]
Published: July 19, 2011
Tags: ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act, high-speed rail, Joint Finance Committee, Jon Dyck, Legislative Fiscal Bureau, Milwaukee Intermodal Station, Rail, Robin Vos, Scott Walker, Tamara Grigsby
By Adam Wise Gov. Scott Walker’s rejection of $810 million in federal grant money for high-speed rail means the state must now spend about $10.2 million to upgrade the Milwaukee Intermodal Station. The estimated $20.4 million improvement project at the downtown station includes rehabilitating the boarding platform, tracks and canopy. The upgrades are needed to [...]
Published: March 29, 2011
Tags: ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act, Bob Bauman, Federal Rail Administration, high-speed rail, Intermodal Station, Mark Gottlieb, Milwaukee, Rail, Scott Walker, train shed, Wisconsin Department of Transportation, WisDOT
By Jack Zemlicka A Milwaukee alderman is criticizing Gov. Scott Walker’s attempt to land federal stimulus money to upgrade a passenger train line between Milwaukee and Chicago. Walker wants $150 million in grant money from the Federal Rail Administration for Hiawatha line work and to pay for the majority of a new train shed at [...]
By Joe Lanane The proposed reconstruction of the train shed at the Milwaukee Intermodal Station has drawn opposing reactions from two Milwaukee political leaders who are running for governor. The 50,000-square-foot facility immediately south of the station is used to protect trains and passengers from the elements. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation was awarded about [...]
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will update the public on its progress to bring the Milwaukee Intermodal Station into federal safety compliance at a meeting Tuesday afternoon. A new 50,000-square-foot train shed to be constructed this October will include a new mezzanine and updated platforms that will help bring the facility into compliance with the [...]
Dustin Block email@example.com Richard Bernstein says he vowed in law school to advocate for people with disabilities if he graduated and passed the bar exam. The Michigan attorney — who is blind — graduated, passed the exam and, this month, made good on his vow by going to Green Bay and threatening the state of [...]