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Thompson: WisDOT still coming to terms with COVID-19 aftermath (access required)

Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary-designee Craig Thompson said Friday that he and his colleagues are intent on maintaining the states’ existing infrastructure as it becomes clear how COVID-19 has already begun changing travel patterns for the long term. Thompson’s remarks ...

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Biden cabinet: Buttigieg urges big spending on transportation

President Joe Biden's nominee for secretary of transportation, Pete Buttigieg, was headed down a smooth path to quick confirmation, pledging to senators on Thursday to work with them to carry out the administration's ambitious goal of rebuilding the country's infrastructure.

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COVID-relief bill has $10B to help state DOTs offset pandemic-related shortfalls (access required)

The massive COVID-19 relief bill passed by Congress on Monday promises to help Wisconsin's transportation fund cope revenue shortfalls brought on by the pandemic even as it provides tax relief to businesses that took out a Paycheck Protection loan earlier this year.

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ON THE LEVEL: At WTDA, Jackson sees coronavirus putting stress on already strained transportation system (access required)

As is true for so many aspects of modern life, the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t so much revealed weaknesses in the state’s transportation as made long-recognized faults even more apparent.

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