Northern Wisconsin land owners have asked a federal judge to order the removal of barricades set up by a Native American tribe in a decade-long dispute over roads it claims were illegally built on tribal land.Read More »
Evers to outline budget plans, including money for roads and workforce development grants
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers was set to release his 2023-25 executive budget to the Legislature Wednesday evening.
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Evers to propose local sales tax hikes to fund government
Gov. Tony Evers said Tuesday that he will ask the Legislature to approve allowing counties and most large cities be able to ask voters to raise the sales tax to pay for local services, like police and fire protection and road repairs.
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More than 700 Wisconsin transportation projects started in first year of infrastructure law: ARTBA
Wisconsin started 719 improvement projects and leveraged $957.6 million in federal transportation funds since November 2021, a national transportation association report showed.
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40 projects receiving $35M in federal infrastructure money
Various places in Wisconsin with fewer than 50,000 residents will benefit from $35 million from the federal infrastructure bill for the reconstruction of local roads.
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Deaths and injuries in road crashes are a ‘silent epidemic on wheels’
The pandemic has generated mind-numbing statistics over the past two years: half a billion cases, 6 million deaths, 1 million in the U.S. alone. But another, less-publicized global scourge preceded it and is likely to outlast it: traffic deaths and injuries.
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Joint Finance Committee approves WisDOT’s plan for $282.9M in new federal aid
State lawmakers have largely signed off on the Wisconsin Department of Transportation's plans for spending the $282.9 million the state is due from the infrastructure bill adopted by Congress last year.
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Whitmer to propose $1 billion boost to transportation budget
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer will propose a $1 billion, or nearly 20%, boost to Michigan's transportation budget to repair roads and increase spending on transit and other programs.
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Buttigieg vows help as US car fatalities keep spiking higher
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is vowing to help stem rising traffic fatalities, releasing a wide-ranging plan meant to reduce travel speeds, redesign roads and boost safety features such as automatic emergency braking.
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Policy Forum: Transportation aid formula favors small towns, high-growth cities
Wisconsin's primary means of helping cities and towns pay for road work tends to delivers the most support to places with high property values and ongoing development at the expense of local governments that may have greater needs, according to a report released Wednesday.
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