The nation’s largest auto club says tolls increasingly are being diverted to pay for transportation projects and other expenses unrelated to roadways, bridges and tunnels used by the motorists who pay the fees.
Published: April 5, 2011
Tags: Brian Kary, Department of Transportation, Glenn Grothman, Gov. Scott Walker, Interstate 39/90, Kevin Traas, Mark Gottlieb, toll, toll road, Walker, Wi Department of Transportation, WIDOT
Gov. Scott Walker is considering voluntary toll lanes as part of a $715 million expansion of Interstate 39/90 between Madison and the Illinois border.
By Paul Snyder A coalition of state organizations wants tolls to pay for road construction. But recommendations and reports are not enough to drum up legislative support. “I’d want to see the plans for where they would go and how they would be used,” said state Rep. Christine Sinicki, D-Milwaukee, a member of the Assembly [...]
Published: February 4, 2010
Tags: Devine, highway, Peterson, Rail, Sales Automations Support Inc., sales tax, Schuldt, southeast Wisconsin, Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, thompson, toll, transit, Transportation, Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin, Yunker
By Sean Ryan A roomful of people who spoke in harmony about the need for more transportation money broke into discord while sharing ideas about how to get it. Southeast Wisconsin business owners, transportation planners, elected officials and citizen activists gathered Thursday to discuss how the region can rise to the multibillion-dollar challenge of rebuilding [...]
By ALAN ZIBEL AP Real Estate Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new homes plunged unexpectedly last month to the lowest level since April, a sign the housing market recovery will be rocky. The report reflects a slump in demand following the extension of a deadline for first-time buyers to qualify for a tax credit. [...]
By ALAN ZIBEL AP Real Estate Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of new homes are expected to have increased in November for the third month in a row, a sign that the housing market is finally on solid ground. The Commerce Department’s report on November’s new home sales is forecast to show a 2.3 percent [...]
Published: September 23, 2009
Tags: American Concrete Pavement Association, Association General Contractors of America, federal government, gas tax, highway, surface transportation, toll, Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association
Sean Ryan firstname.lastname@example.org Wisconsin’s fragile status as a winner in federal transportation payments is at stake as construction associations pressure Congress to pass a new law to pay for roadwork. “The ideal would be for Congress and the administration to come to agreement on a long-term transportation package that provides adequate transportation revenue, and that [...]