Here’s a lesson in how politics is done, more evidence — as if any were needed — why everyday citizens get fed up with the process and those who practice it. In a hurry-up meeting two weekends ago, federal and ...Read More »
By Marie Rohde
The contractors who were supposed to be working on the high-speed rail line between Milwaukee and Madison have been awfully quiet about the work being put on hold in the post-election hullabaloo.Read More »
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Transportation officials confirmed Wisconsin and federal administrators have signed a deal to commit the state to spending all $810 million of federal stimulus cash allocated to a proposed Milwaukee-to-Madison high-speed rail line. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports ...Read More »
By James Briggs A Wisconsin commission whose purpose, at least in part, is to circumvent politics has green-lighted more than $1.3 billion in new road projects — but not without a little posturing. The Transportation Projects Commission, convened Tuesday by ...
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The federal highway administration will be in Madison on Thursday to get an update on the widening of Interstate 94. Victor Mendez is scheduled to join Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary Frank Busalacchi on the tour. ...Read More »
By Marie Rohde The decision to drop Oconomowoc from consideration for a station on the Milwaukee-to-Madison high-speed train route is a done deal for now, and plenty of communities are asking to take Oconomowoc’s place, said Cari Anne Renlund, a ...Read More »
By Marie Rohde Oconomowoc officials say they are stunned at the state’s decision to remove the city from consideration for a station on the Milwaukee-to-Madison high speed train line. Bob Duffy, the city’s economic development director said the Common Council ...Read More »
By Darryl Enriquez State Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan, D-Janesville, said he wants money for the planned $1.02 billion expansion of Interstate 39/90 from the Illinois border to Madison approved before Gov. Jim Doyle leaves office this fall. If the money ...
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By Sean Ryan A call to build a high-speed rail station in Wauwatosa rather than in Waukesha County has left planners debating how local needs factor into interstate transit plans. Joe Czarnezki, Milwaukee County clerk, said the state should eliminate ...
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By Sean Ryan The replacement bridge for the closed northbound U.S. Highway 45 span on the Zoo Interchange will open at 5 a.m. Friday. “We feel that we have done the right thing,” said Frank Busalacchi, Wisconsin Department of Transportation ...Read More »