With a relatively new campaign, industry officials are hoping that business owners and local officeholders will be able to succeed at what roadbuilders and state officials have tried to do for years: Persuade lawmakers to raise additional money for transportation projects.Read More »
As a report warned Tuesday that delaying various long-planned highway expansions will cost Wisconsin thousands of construction jobs in the short term and millions in taxpayer money, Gov. Scott Walker announced he is working with lawmakers to have more money approved for specific projects.Read More »
With a state committee edging toward wrapping up its budget deliberations, lawmakers are seeking to slash transportation borrowing while a diverse coalition pushes to scale back planned expansions of major highways.Read More »
Talk about misreading the outcome of an election.Read More »
Observers predict that raising the federal gas tax to eliminate a looming deficit in the national Highway Trust Fund would make Wisconsin lawmakers reluctant to use similar means to deal with a projected state-transportation shortfall.Read More »
A Milwaukee alderman, fed up with the lack of money going toward local roads, wants the city’s Intergovernmental Relations Division to lobby the state on behalf of city streets.Read More »
Wisconsin would lose more than $60 million a year in federal transportation money under a bill moving through the U.S. House of Representatives.Read More »
The biggest battle might be waiting at home for a Wisconsin road builders group leading the charge for Congressional approval of interstate highway tolls.
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By James Briggs In his zeal to stop a proposed high-speed rail line between Madison and Milwaukee, Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Walker made a pitch to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Walker asked for public hearings on an area ...
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