By Sean Ryan The debate over creating a transit sales tax in southeastern Wisconsin will be shelved until next year, as could plans to apply for federal money for commuter rail in the region. The Wisconsin Senate on Thursday disbanded ...Read More »
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State lawmakers will be busy today debating the clean energy bill, as well as regional transit. Milwaukee County could levy up to a half-cent sales tax to help pay for commuter rail and bus service under ...Read More »
By Sean Ryan and Paul Snyder The volume of opposition to using taxes to pay for the Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee commuter rail line rose Thursday to match an increase in proposed project borrowing. A regional transit authority bill headed to the state ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder Roadwork deserves a share of the money raised by regional transit authorities, according to a lawmaker who argues spending should match the realities of transportation. “It’s silly to think that 99 percent of the people that use ...
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By Paul Snyder The Dane County Regional Transit Authority will hold a referendum on a half-cent sales tax increase to generate cash for projects, but it won’t say when. Until then, the RTA has no money, no staff and will ...Read More »
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 Paul Snyder Without successful bus systems in southeast Wisconsin, there can be no Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee commuter rail line. Without a bill giving local governments in southeast Wisconsin a menu of options for raising transit money, the bus systems will struggle ...Read More »