Thursday, February 19, 2015

La Crosse, Wisconsin, paving paradise

lacrossetribune : "With one north-south artery, Lang Drive, running through the La Crosse River marsh -- and an electorate that soundly rejected a proposed second road through the marsh -- La Crosse officials were reluctant to sign on to a study by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, which wants the city to agree to go along with the final recommendation before the DOT will study ways to alleviate congestion on the cities three main north-south roads: Lang Drive, Hwy. 16 and Rose Street."

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Waunakee, WI, #freetransit a "godsend"

County grant to offer seniors transport options - The Waunakee Tribune: Regional: "Four times a week, 96-year-old Sun Prairie resident Beulah Muchlemann gets on the bus to take the short trip to the Colonial Club.
Since she stopped driving more than 10 years ago, the free service has been a godsend, allowing her to go play cards, socialize with friends, and get a noontime lunch."

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Minnesota needs many more billions for #autosprawl

MPR : "Transportation Commissioner Charlie Zelle told The Daily Circuit on Tuesday that the state needs $6.5 billion in the next 10 years to maintain Minnesota roadways. Rather than rely on one-time funding, Zelle said the state should establish a reliable revenue stream, such as a user fee, to pay for future road projects."

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Should All Public Transit Be Free?

Big Think: "The key is to scale an already-subsidized industry with select free-fare groups into a system-wide program free to all.  This would create a tipping point toward more people using public transportation. "Of course public transportation has to be paid for,” writes Wright, “but it should not be paid for through the purchase of tickets by individual riders—it should be paid for by society as a whole through the one mechanism we have available for this, taxation.""

Monday, October 20, 2014

Vote yes to keep the bus running in Weston: column

wausaudailyherald : "Public transit is integral to the dignity and independence of many of our fellow citizens."

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Boomers, millennials agree: State needs more transportation options

jsonline: "The millennial and baby boom generations are different in many ways, but there's one thing we increasingly share: a desire for more transportation options.

Wisconsin needs a new transportation vision. We need state and federal leaders to get real about our transportation future. The social and economic viability of our state will depend on how we choose to approach this issue — now. And, as our needs continue to change, it is imperative that the transportation networks we rely on every day also change to meet the growing demand for realistic, affordable options."