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Planners: Too soon for a rail referendum (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder Regional planners oppose a Dane County vote that would dictate whether they can consider commuter rail when outlining transit strategies. “If commuter rail is such a good idea,” said Dane County Supervisor Eileen Bruskewitz, “then why are ...

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Referendum could determine relevance of Dane County transit plan

By Paul Snyder [email protected] Dane County’s regional transit authority lacks money, members and timelines. But there is plenty of skepticism over the way in which the RTA, which will govern transit projects in the Madison metropolitan area, was formed and ...

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Regional transit authority bill revives spending debate

Paul Snyder [email protected] The state Legislature’s newest regional transit authority bill (PDF) stokes an old debate between proponents of economic development and opponents of new taxes. The bill would let local governments create RTAs, rather than leaving that authority with ...

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