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Jeff Plale

Jan 5, 2016

Railroad commissioner resigns in wake of worker sex scandal

Wisconsin's railroad commissioner has resigned, weeks after it emerged that he softened letters of reprimand given to two workers found to be carrying on an affair at the office.

Apr 29, 2015

Patchwork of agencies intersect at railroad regulation

In their testimony to a Milwaukee committee Wednesday, railroad officials described efforts to increase safety in the transport of oil and other hazardous substances. But they also revealed a patchwork of regulatory agencies with differing jurisdictions that are not always coordinated in their efforts.

Sep 17, 2014

Drivers experiencing more delays due to trains

More rail traffic in Wisconsin is leading to more blocked railroad crossings, a trend affecting drivers across the state.

Jul 14, 2014

Rail business grows with sand demand

The boom in demand for Wisconsin’s sand used for hydraulic fracturing has prompted conflicts and safety concerns along with an increase in rail traffic moving the commodity to other states.

Mar 24, 2014

Cold weather, hour limits hurting Wis. trains

Wisconsin's train transport industry faces reliability and safety problems brought on by the harsh winter, congestion and federal limits on crews' hours, the state's top railroad official told the Wisconsin State Journal.

Aug 28, 2012

State’s rail construction on track to grow

Private companies are footing the bill for thousands of rail-related jobs in Wisconsin and it’s predicted that employment will continue to grow.

Dec 27, 2011

Shannon-Bradley takes over state’s Division of State Facilities

State Department of Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch permanently has appointed Summer Shannon-Bradley as the Division of State Facilities administrator.

Oct 16, 2011

Railroad commission on a spending spree

After his office spent more than 70 percent of its annual supplies budget in three month, state Railroad Commissioner Jeff Plale said he’ll curb expenses to avoid exceeding the threshold.

Aug 24, 2011

Elected officials surprised by Plale’s departure

Wisconsin representatives expressed surprise Wednesday in the wake of Jeff Plale’s announcement that he is abandoning his post as state facilities administrator less than a year after assuming the role.

Jul 31, 2011

Report: Capitol net to come down (UPDATE)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A net put in place across the state Capitol rotunda following an altercation over the release of balloons is going to be taken down. State’s facilities […]

Jul 29, 2011

Debt debate puts roadwork at risk

By Adam Wise Jim Hoffman is saving his money, extending his credit limits and bracing for potential layoffs to keep his road-building company afloat should the federal government fail to […]

Jun 23, 2011

Madison project prompts delivery debate

By James Briggs The construction-manager-at-risk project delivery method is facing renewed scrutiny after state approval of a waiver for the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The state Building Commission granted the waiver […]


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