Two Milwaukee aldermen celebrated National Train Day on Saturday by refuting reports from Madison that their city’s streetcar project is dead.
The state’s Joint Finance Commission on Thursday passed a motion related to the Milwaukee streetcar on a 12-4 party-line vote.
The Wisconsin Public Service Commission did not rule Thursday on who would have to pay more than $50 million to move underground utility lines that lie in the path of a proposed streetcar in downtown Milwaukee.
Milwaukee aldermen voted 11-3 Tuesday to reject holding a referendum on a proposed $64.6 million, 2.1-mile streetcar line in the city.
A Milwaukee alderman plans to introduce a resolution that will put an end to the proposed $64.6 million streetcar project.
Published: July 31, 2012
Tags: Barry McNulty, Bob Donovan, Brett Healy, Jeff Polenske, PSC, Public Service Commission, Rick Esenberg, Robert Bauman, streetcar, We Energies, Wisconsin Institute for Liberty and Law
Milwaukee planners are exploring an alternative streetcar route that would make it cheaper to move utilities for the contentious $64.6 million project.
The West Allis Common Council on Tuesday unanimously took a stand against the Milwaukee streetcar by voting in favor of a resolution opposing the project.
Alderman Bob Donovan for the third time is urging Mayor Tom Barrett to hold a public referendum on the Milwaukee streetcar project, according to a City of Milwaukee news release.
My comment is regarding an April 26 article titled, “Alderman urges rent for utilities.”