Sunday, April 13, 2014

The flip-side: Public transit and attracting young professionals

Milwaukee Business Journal : "Some entry-level employees want a car, but can't access one. Others, particularly young professionals, can access a car, but don't always want one."

Friday, April 11, 2014

Parking Craters Aren’t Just Ugly, They’re a Cancer on Your City’s Downtown

Streetsblog USA: "Streetsblog recently spoke with Chris McCahill of the State Smart Transportation Initiative in Madison, Wisconsin, to learn about his research into how parking affects small cities’ downtowns. Most recently, McCahill and his co-authors have shown how policy makers’ preoccupation with parking not only hollows out city centers, it also decimates the downtown tax base."

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Spending on roads making things worse in Wisconsin

Transportation secretary outlines funding crisis, hears concerns at public forum: "Despite more than $1 billion a year in road construction and hundreds of millions more on maintenance, Wisconsin’s transportation system is falling behind and facing a shrinking revenue stream."

Thursday, January 30, 2014

County Officials Delay Solving Bus System’s Woes

Live in Milwaukee and wondering whats going on with the mess thats currently occuring with the Milwaukee County Transit systems bus contract?
Bruce Murphy has the inside scoop for those of you who are confused as I was.
http://urbanmilwaukee.com/2014/01/30/murphys-law-county-officials-delay-solving-bus-systems-woes/

Sunday, January 19, 2014

"The more,bigger roads approach no longer sensible in Wisconsin"

Theres this great opinion piece that ran in the Sunday Milwaukee Journal Sentinel thats worth a read:

"Rather than build more highways to nowhere, we need to send more transportation money back into our communities. Local leaders depend on state assistance to fix potholes and maintain a viable transit system. Because of property tax levy limits and other cuts to local aids, their options are either to neglect local transportation needs or cut other local services such as police and fire.
With the changing travel habits of young people, who have the most to gain or lose from the transportation system we build today, let's make sure we are investing in the infrastructure that we'll be using in 20 years, not of eras gone by."

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Millennials Drive Downtown Growth, GMC Told

Plenty of Horne: "After decades when population followed capital to the suburbs with their cheap land and free parking, capital is now following the creative class — and it’s heading downtown."

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Secrecy in Milwaukee over out-sourcing #publictransit

Your Views: "Importantly, we need more dollars for public transit in Milwaukee County to meet the needs of central city residents, people with disabilities, students and our growing population of aging citizens. Everyone can agree about that.

MV Transportation is lobbying hard in the community for the contract. We are told to trust our county executive and a panel of unnamed experts to make the decision for us with no transparency whatsoever as to who, how and why they chose a for-profit, out-of-state company over our local Milwaukee Transport Services, nationally recognized as one of the best transit systems in the country in delivery of efficient service."

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