By Joe Lanane National transportation analysts predict project downsizing and postponements now that federal transportation payment amounts no longer are guaranteed. Wisconsin’s slate of highway projects could face the same instability as those scheduled in other states, though it’s far ...Read More »
By Joe Lanane National transportation builders might have to wait another 17 years before seeing the federal gas tax increase. A federal deficit panel rejected a plan Friday that would have increased the federal gas tax for the first time ...Read More »
By Joe Lanane The merry-go-round of congressional extensions for the federal transportation spending law is working just fine for Wisconsin, which is drawing nearly $100 million annually based on a policy that no longer exists. The federal law was last ...Read More »
By Joe Lanane Three Republican congressmen from Wisconsin say the state should be allowed to return the $810 million in stimulus money designated for high-speed rail to the federal government to help reduce the nation‘s deficit. U.S. Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner ...Read More »
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new report shows that high-speed rail opponent and Gov.-elect Scott Walker was the beneficiary of nearly half the money donated by road builders during the campaign. The Wisconsin Democracy Campaign report released Monday shows the ...Read More »
By Joe Lanane Work on Wisconsin’s proposed Madison-to-Milwaukee high-speed rail line stopped just one day after Republican Scott Walker, an opponent of the project who has pledged to halt it, was elected the state’s next governor. Pat Goss, executive director ...Read More »
By James Briggs In the wake of Tuesday’s midterm election, the 2011 state legislative agenda has become a little clearer — and in many cases, more promising than the past two years — for construction lobbyists. Republicans gained majorities in ...
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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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By Susan Lampert Smith Special to The Daily Reporter On bad days, Interstate 39/90 from the Illinois border north to Madison can resemble a snake that swallowed a watermelon. To the south, in Illinois, the highway is a smooth-flowing six ...
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By Joe Lanane The resurrection of the state’s Transportation Projects Commission is reviving the debate between those who want money for road maintenance and the backers of new construction. State Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan, D-Janesville, who will help select TPC ...
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