The Wisconsin Department of Transportation plans to use about $210 million worth of federal aid to close a budget deficit caused by COVID-19 and spend more on local roads and highway rehabilitation.Read More »
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.Read More »
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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Most think-tank pundits are well aware of the likelihood that their best recommendations are likely to take years, if not decades, to bear fruit. So Robert Poole of the Reason Foundation, an organization that seeks to apply free-market answers to ...Read More »
ON THE LEVEL: At WTDA, Jackson sees coronavirus putting stress on already strained transportation system
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.Read More »
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Wednesday that she is working on an alternative roads plan to promote in her second year in office after the Legislature rejected a proposed 45-cents-a-gallon fuel tax increase, but she did not release details.Read More »