As is true for so many aspects of modern life, the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t so much revealed weaknesses in the state’s transportation as made long-recognized faults even more apparent.Read More »
Gov. Tony Evers announced Wednesday that the Wisconsin Department of Transportation will give out about $75 million in grants to 152 local transportation projects, a one-time shot in the arm for the state's local roads.Read More »
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has received bids for more than $140 million worth of work in response to its February bid letting.
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Federal prosecutors filed bribery and tax charges on Monday against a former Illinois state senator who led the state's powerful transportation committee, alleging he accepted payments in exchange for supporting costly installations of red-light camera throughout the state.Read More »
Ever since serving on the Transportation Research Board special committee on the long-term viability of fuel taxes in 2005, I have been persuaded that per-gallon fuel taxes are not a sustainable source of funding for 21st-century roadways. A subsequent national commission in 2008 (on which my Reason colleague Adrian Moore served) concluded that charging per mile rather than per gallon of fuel would be the best replacement funding source. But can that difficult transition be made?
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Republicans in the state Assembly approved increasing spending on town roads and other last-minute changes to the state budget on Tuesday to appease skeptical conservatives, saying their proposals are fiscally responsible and should be signed into law by Gov. Tony Evers.Read More »
A Republican Wisconsin state senator says he will vote against the state budget proposal written by his fellow Republicans, leaving the GOP with only one vote to spare in the Senate.Read More »