Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary Mark Gottlieb announced Wednesday who will lead the state agency’s four major divisions. Three of the four administrators have previous experience in their roles. That prior knowledge should benefit all of WisDOT, Gottlieb said in ...Read More »
The Transportation Projects Commission will meet Oct. 19 for the first time in Gov. Jim Doyle’s tenure, according to a statement from State Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan’s office. The 14-member TPC will review eight proposed highway projects in the state, ...Read More »
By Joe Lanane There is no certainty lawmakers will listen even if Wisconsin counties overwhelmingly approve advisory referendums to protect the state’s transportation budget from raids. So far, 51 counties are committed to running the referendum either during the primary ...Read More »
The coalition to protect the state’s transportation budget has another member. The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139 on Wednesday announced its support of a constitutional amendment to keep the transportation budget segregated, protecting the money from lawmakers’ use ...Read More »
By Sean Ryan Unlike the first high-speed rail grants Wisconsin received, future federal payouts will require the state put up its own money. But the state already has problems maintaining its roads and should not shell out money from the ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder Wisconsin’s Republican gubernatorial candidates are blasting Gov. Jim Doyle and the state Legislature for failing to fix the state’s transportation spending problems. Both candidates — Mark Neumann and Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker — also share the ...
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By Paul Snyder Even if a city finds a way to save money on emergency services, a month-old state law won’t let it happen. The law means local construction projects likely will suffer as county and municipal governments craft their ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder Architectural and engineering selection based on qualifications rather than bids is a great option but a dangerous law, according to municipal leaders opposing a bill that would force the issue. Hiring discretion should be left to municipalities ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder Lawmakers are deadlocked over whether the state’s road construction budget should be protected from raids. “I do want to handcuff the Legislature,” said state Rep. Mark Gottlieb, R-Port Washington. “Until we can assure voters that user fees ...
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