By Marie Rohde The renovation of Kenosha’s train station, the last stop on the Chicago Metra line and what commuter train planners want to be a part of a new connection to Milwaukee, is almost complete. “We’re looking at finishing ...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 Local supporters of the Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee commuter rail project are divided as Milwaukee County officials try to delay project engineering. The Southeast Wisconsin Regional Transit Authority within a week will apply for federal approval to begin engineering the ...Read More »
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 ...
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By Sean Ryan Planners of the Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee commuter rail Monday gave up on waiting for state approval for transit taxes and chose to apply for federal planning money. The Southeastern Regional Transit Authority will not get federal construction money for ...
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By Sean Ryan Lawmakers are trying to break the barriers facing the Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee commuter rail project by removing the need for Racine and Kenosha counties to approve new taxes. Rep. Cory Mason, D-Racine, said a regional transit authority amendment released ...Read More »
By Sean Ryan Timing and money are confusing the board in charge of building the Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee commuter rail. For the project to begin, the Southeastern Regional Transit Authority needs the state to approve new legislation and the federal government to ...Read More »
By Sean Ryan [email protected] The town of Somers had a plan: Commuter rail runs through town, a train station gets built north of 12th Street and up pops 100 acres of apartments, shops and restaurants. But where Somers welcomes the ...Read More »
Sean Ryan [email protected] Consensus on transit in southeastern Wisconsin is the key that could unlock federal grants for the Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee commuter-rail project. The region has not found that key, but Gov. Jim Doyle on Tuesday nudged area leaders toward intensifying ...Read More »
Sean Ryan [email protected] Southeast Wisconsin and Dane County would be able to raise taxes to pay for transit projects under a Friday morning vote by the state Joint Committee on Finance. But the committee rejected creating a Fox Valley Regional ...Read More »