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Steve Hiniker

Nov 17, 2014

WisDOT proposes fee for electric cars (UPDATE)

Wisconsin would join five other states that impose special fees on owners of electric vehicles, in an attempt to help make up for revenue drivers of those fuel-efficient cars aren't paying in gas taxes, under a road-funding proposal put forward by Gov. Scott Walker's administration.

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Feb 25, 2014

Bill seeks local say for roundabout projects (UPDATE)

General acceptance of roundabouts is likely to increase in time but the safety benefits of them might not, at least not without some public education.

Jun 2, 2011

Subsidized developments on the rise

The number of tax incremental finance districts is skyrocketing in Wisconsin as municipalities reach for any tool to promote new construction and job growth.

May 9, 2011

Rail project money bypasses Wisconsin

By James Briggs Wisconsin could become a Midwest black hole of modern train travel after the U.S. Department of Transportation’s decision Monday to award more than $400 million to the […]

Mar 7, 2011

Freight rail gets budget delivery

By James Briggs Gov. Scott Walker has signaled a firm commitment to trains in Wisconsin — just not the kind people can ride on. At a time when state aid […]

Jun 3, 2010

Counties try to save state road budget

Sean Ryan [email protected] Supporters of protecting the state’s road budget from future raids are warning the loss of transportation money could get worse without a constitutional amendment. The boards of […]

Mar 3, 2009

Communication key to shaping RTA

Paul Snyder [email protected] Steve Hiniker says a handful of public meetings on a Dane County regional transit authority left county and Madison-area transportation planners with one resounding message: improve communication. […]


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