Gov. Scott Walker says he’s reluctant to implement toll roads to help pay for the state’s transportation projects but he’s not ruling them out as he crafts the next state budget.
Wild weather is taking a toll on roads, airports, railways and transit systems across the country.
Wisconsin’s Transportation Finance and Policy Commission on Thursday will hold a public listening session to discuss the state’s long-range transportation needs, according to a Wisconsin Department of Transportation news release.
Gov. Scott Walker announced a $100 million Transform Milwaukee investment Monday that he said is intended to attract businesses by fixing up blighted areas and providing economic incentives.
Milwaukee ranks 12th in a study released Thursday by Walk Score, a transportation information resource for apartment renters and home buyers.
The House has passed a stopgap three-month transportation bill to keep federal aid flowing to construction projects.
A Republican congressional aide says GOP leaders are considering significantly reducing the scope of a bill that was supposed to provide a long-term blueprint for federal transportation programs.
Published: February 15, 2012
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Wisconsin would lose more than $60 million a year in federal transportation money under a bill moving through the U.S. House of Representatives.
After years of procrastination, the White House and Congress have suddenly boosted a long-term plan to improve the nation’s roads, bridges and transit systems to the top of the political agenda.