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Mar 7, 2022

Public transit gets $3.7B to woo riders, adopt green fleets

Public transit systems straining to win back riders after being crushed by the COVID-19 pandemic are getting a $3.7 billion boost to stay afloat and invest in new fleets of electric buses.

Jul 28, 2020

Court ruling raises questions about state grants for transit, other projects

Transportation officials are still trying to ascertain the likely effects of a recent Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling that could throw into question grants for new buses in Milwaukee County and a bike and pedestrian trail in Ozaukee County.

Oct 29, 2018

Report: Wisconsin public transportation limited by stagnant funding

Wisconsin municipalities haven't got the money they need to expand their public-transportation services, according to a new report.

Sep 26, 2018

BUS BLUSTER: Milwaukee officials weigh Foxconn bus line amid uncertainty

Milwaukee city officials weighed plans on Wednesday for a bus route that could bring Milwaukee residents to an expected abundance of job opportunities in Racine and Kenosha counties — but unanswered questions abound.

Feb 23, 2011

Budget bill puts transit money at risk

By James Briggs For the second time since Gov. Scott Walker was elected in November, Democratic lawmakers say he is gambling with federal transportation money. The first time was when […]

Dec 17, 2010

Departing rail money puts freight line in a pinch

The state and some Wisconsin counties are stuck with the $35 million tab to upgrade a freight line between Madison and Watertown now that federal high-speed train money is gone.

Oct 11, 2010

Obama touts transportation proposal

Washington (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday lobbied for Republican support from Capitol Hill for a burst of spending on transportation projects, calling his proposal a jobs creator for […]

Apr 22, 2010

Milwaukee transit bill dies in Senate (UPDATE)

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 […]

Apr 20, 2010

Parking drives skepticism of Erdman proposal

By Paul Snyder Parking problems are plaguing a proposed 17.5-acre redevelopment on Madison’s west side. Madison-based Erdman Holdings Inc. wants to redevelop its land at University Avenue and Whitney Way […]

Mar 5, 2010

Growing pains torment northwest counties

By Sean Ryan Quick growth in northwest Wisconsin is overwhelming Interstate 94 with traffic congestion that threatens development and irks highway commissioners. The I-94 corridor between Eau Claire and the […]

Feb 4, 2010

Money divides transportation supporters (VIDEO)

By Sean Ryan A roomful of people who spoke in harmony about the need for more transportation money broke into discord while sharing ideas about how to get it. Southeast […]

Jan 19, 2010

Legislators roll out Regional Transit and Jobs Investment Act

Legislators representing Milwaukee, Racine and Kenosha counties on Tuesday unveiled the Regional Transit and Jobs Investment Act. The proposal, developed by a coalition of area legislators with Gov. Jim Doyle, […]


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