Minneapolis — The Metropolitan Council and other local agencies finally have the news they have been seeking: The Federal Transit Administration has sent to Congress the grant agreement for the Central Corridor light rail project.Read More »
By Burl Gilyard Dolan Media Newswires MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Local streetcar operations ended a mere 56 years ago, back in 1954. But, much like their counterparts in Milwaukee, city of Minneapolis planners are working to bring streetcars back. Last week, ...Read More »
By Kevin Featherly Dolan Media Newswires St. Paul, Minn. — A delegation of Twin Cities-area officials who met with congressional leaders to talk up the I-94 Gateway Corridor are voicing optimism about the project’s prospects. “I think we are picking ...Read More »
By Bill Clements Dolan Media Newswires Minneapolis — The transit board representing five counties in the Twin Cities area has become a member of Rail~Volution, a national group that aims to promote development of community transit systems. The Counties Transit ...Read More »
By Justin Kern Special to The Daily Reporter Two potential rail partners are competing for the same pool of federal money for projects in Wisconsin and Illinois. In Wisconsin, the Southeastern Regional Transit Authority expects to hear a response from ...Read More »
Two Wisconsin lawmakers are joining the fight to delay preliminary engineering work for the Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee commuter rail project. State Reps. Jeff Fitzgerald, R-Horicon, and Robin Vos, R-Racine, sent a letter to the Federal Transit Administration asking that it deny the ...
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By Sean Ryan Proposed changes to the judging of construction grant applications would give commuter rail in southeastern Wisconsin a less obstructed path to federal money. But rail opponents argue projects such as the Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee commuter line are not worth ...
Tagged with: Americans for Prosperity Federal Transit Administration grant Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee commuter rail KRM Southeastern Regional Transit Authority Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission YunkerRead More »
By Sean Ryan The city of Milwaukee gained approval from a local task force to use federal money to continue engineering a planned $95.8 million downtown streetcar system. The city needed approval from a local task force that oversees federal ...Read More »
By Sean Ryan A potential yearlong environmental review for a proposed streetcar system in Milwaukee would further devalue the federal grant the city wants to use for construction. Milwaukee officials are trying to avoid that scenario. “Every year we wait, ...Read More »
By Sean Ryan Milwaukee may lose money renovating a building for Talgo Inc. if the company leaves the city after a couple of years, warned Alderman Robert Bauman during Friday’s Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee meeting. The Milwaukee Department of ...
Tagged with: Federal Transit Administration Milwaukee Department of City Development Milwaukee Economic Development Corp. Neighborhoods and Development Committee Talgo Inc. tax-incremental finance district Tower Automotive Wisconsin Department of Transportation zoningRead More »