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Aug 5, 2021

Baas to replace Goss as head of transportation group WTBA

Steve Baas, who recently advocated for widening Interstate 94 west of downtown Milwaukee, will take over as head of the Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association, the advocacy group announced on Thursday.

Jul 12, 2017

Bids come in lower than estimated for I-39/90 reconstruction section

Contractors vying for a contract to rebuild parts of Interstate 39 in south-central Wisconsin say they can do the work cheaper than what Department of Transportation engineers had initially estimated.

Feb 1, 2017

Early construction industry reviews of the Trump presidency

Construction-industry groups are calling for President Donald Trump to keep his campaign promise to invest more in infrastructure, but have been generally pleased with what they’ve seen from the new administration so far.

Oct 5, 2016

Road builders just one component of new transportation lobbying group’s membership

In setting up a new lobbying group to encourage lawmakers to adopt a long-term means of paying for transportation projects, organizers made it a point to note they were drawing support from the manufacturing, agriculture and tourism industries.

Sep 16, 2016

Dividing line: Debate rages over lessons from Muskego road project

As lawmakers try to wring out costs from transportation projects, several are pointing to a stretch of road in Waukesha County as a prime example of how federal regulations can cause taxpayers to shell out money for no good purpose.

Sep 15, 2016

Roads budget gets pushback from transportation advocates, unions

A representative of the transportation industry is asking why bother even spending money on preliminary work for an expansion of a east-west running of section of Interstate 94 if it's not clear the state will have money for the project anytime soon.

Jul 5, 2016

Industry waiting on road budget fallout

Road builders’ representatives are hoping that a transportation budget request coming this September will galvanize lawmakers into raising additional money for highways by making them aware of the consequences of doing nothing.

May 18, 2016

Minn. House offers ‘icebreaker’ for roads, bridges

House Republican leaders countered Gov. Mark Dayton’s compromise transportation plan Tuesday with a proposal that would use general fund money, bonding proceeds and tab fees to pay for $6 billion worth of road and bridge projects over the next 10 years.

Apr 21, 2016

Road builders saving money, resources with recycling practices

Road builders don’t need Earth Day to remind them that recycling construction materials benefits both their bottom line and the planet.

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Mar 15, 2016

Senate approves ban on cellphone use in construction zones (UPDATE)

Two years after a similar proposal failed to get a good reception, the state Senate on Tuesday answered the call of those who favor banning cellphone use in construction zones.

Feb 23, 2016

WTBA claims a few victories in otherwise difficult legislative session

Amid setbacks on prevailing wages and additional money for local roads, a prominent road-building group has managed to snatch a couple of victories as the state Legislature winds down business for its current session.

Feb 10, 2016

Road repair bill hits speed bump

Lawmakers are considering a proposal that would prevent local governments around the state from adopting new wheel taxes.


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