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Doyle proposes commuter rail service

By DINESH RAMDE
Associated Press Writer

SOUTH MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Jim Doyle is proposing legislation that would create commuter rail service between Milwaukee, Kenosha and Racine.

The Democratic governor said Tuesday at a news conference in South Milwaukee that the proposal would help local residents get to where the jobs are.

The measure would be funded, in part, by a half percent sales tax in Milwaukee, which voters approved as part of a larger referendum in September.

Doyle was joined at a news conference by leaders of local businesses, including Bucyrus International of Milwaukee and SC Johnson of Racine. The executives said regional transit would improve commutes for their current employees and allow them to hire people who live farther away.

2 comments

  1. The public support is there:

    POLL: How would you vote on the proposed advisory transit referendum?
    Journal Times staff | Posted: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 6:00 am
    Should any new tax to support transit or rail services, such as a sales tax or local vehicle registration fee, be permitted in any part of Racine County?
    Yes 59% (339 votes)
    No 41% (238 votes)
    Total Votes: 577
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    Daily Reporter SURVEY:

    Do you welcome rail projects to Wisconsin?
    Yes 59% (158 votes)

    No 31% (84 votes)

    High speed, but not regional 4% (10 votes)

    Regional, but not high speed 6% (16 votes)

    Total Votes: 268

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