Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Downtown businesses hop onboard for streetcars - BizTimes

Downtown businesses hop onboard for streetcars - BizTimes: "“We want to see Milwaukee thrive with increased jobs, an expanded tax base, a revitalized downtown area and a boost to our city’s overall image. It will take cars off the roads, encourage cycling and walking, and will attract creative talent. Milwaukee Streetcar has the power to accomplish these goals. This is just the sort of public investment that our city needs,” wrote the Fowlers and Miller of Alterra.

“I believe the addition of this system will vastly improve circulation of business people, residents and visitors throughout our downtown area and help alleviate some of the parking issues that we all face when trying to visit downtown restaurants, businesses and tourist attractions,” Steimle wrote."

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Free buses on Saturdays in Green Bay

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) -- Riding the bus on Saturday will be free, starting July 16. It's being called "Green Saturdays."

It is one of four new changes the Green Bay Metro is making to increase ridership on its buses.

Other changes include lowering the price for students from $1.50 to $1, and increasing routes on the west side of the city.


Koch-puppet governor gets proper reaction at Gateway Tech

Walker Shouted Down at Gateway Technical College 7/12/11 from Kevin Mulvenna on Vimeo.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Report indicates state-run monitoring of protest-related social media, criticizes official response to protests | Dane101

Report indicates state-run monitoring of protest-related social media, criticizes official response to protests | Dane101: "A recently released report (pdf) put together by the Wisconsin National Guard and Wisconsin Emergency Management now seems to confirm there was, in fact, state-run internet monitoring happening during the protests."

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Governor Koch-puppet wants to force you to be an oil customer

State budget cuts transit funding, but it could have been worse - JSOnline: "Less bus service. Higher fares. No more regional transit authorities. No more planning for new commuter rail lines. And dim prospects for new public transit funding.

That's what the new state budget could mean for transit systems across Wisconsin.

By this time next year, hundreds of thousands of Summerfest patrons may no longer be able to ride buses to the festival grounds. The rest of the year, many more area residents could have a harder time getting to work and school."