Thursday, June 5, 2014

Social justice should be considered in transportation projects

Channel3000.com: "Channel3000 managing editor Kyle Geissler put online yesterday a study from the University of Colorado Denver that used Madison’s Verona Road reconstruction project as an example of how transportation policies can disregard public health issues when built through lower-income neighborhoods. The study found that while some neighborhood concerns were addressed by adding bicycle crossings and a pedestrian bridge, other issues like noise and air pollution were ignored.

That seems dangerously short-sighted to us as well as unjust."

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

La Crosse – #publictransit demand is up, funding is down

WKBT : "La Crosse Mayor Tim Kabat stressed the need for more money to be budgeted for public transportation.

"We could do so much more with some additional funding. I mean, you could actually have service coming more often and actually capture that demand that we're seeing," said Kabat.

There were about 1.2-million passengers on MTU buses last year, up three-percent from 2012."

Monday, April 28, 2014

Why the Zoo Interchange Project Should Be Stopped

Streetsblog : "We won’t succeed in the fight against climate change if we keep throwing billions of dollars down the sinkhole of car dependence and sprawl."

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/