Defying expectations, Congress has reached the homestretch on a major overhaul of federal transportation programs that is critical if the nation is to avoid steep cutbacks in highway and transit aid.
Published: October 28, 2010
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By James Briggs In his zeal to stop a proposed high-speed rail line between Madison and Milwaukee, Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Walker made a pitch to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Walker asked for public hearings on an area of Jefferson County wetlands that would be affected by rail construction. Walker joined U.S. Rep. [...]