Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Coalition For Advancing Transit

Thank you Transit Supporters…updates and more «: "The economic vitality of Southeastern Wisconsin depends on having a strong regional transit system and dedicated local funding that will not only preserve and improve it, but will also contribute to the success of families, businesses and communities in Wisconsin. "

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Scuttling High-Speed Rail Could Have Big Effect on Madison

Scuttling High-Speed Rail Could Have Big Effect on Madison: "'So, imagine this,' Cieslewicz wrote on his blog in May. 'You drive, ride your bike or take a bus to the new station. You grab some lunch at the public market or a nearby restaurant before you catch your train to Milwaukee. You spend an afternoon in Milwaukee doing business or visiting a museum or going to a Brewers game (if it's a ball game, the Brewers will win). You take the train back, enjoying the ride, maybe working on your laptop computer.'

Later in September, innovative local restaurateur Chris Berge announced he would be converting the high-end Norwegian Restaurant Magnus into a more affordable, bike-centric restaurant, a move he said then was sparked by the advent of the high-speed rail station.

But plans for downtown have changed dramatically since then."

Friday, December 10, 2010

Talgo pulls out of Milwaukee « Milwaukee Transit Riders Union

Talgo pulls out of Milwaukee « Milwaukee Transit Riders Union: "In a move that surprised no one, Talgo announced today that it will be pulling it’s operations out of Milwaukee and closing it’s plant at 27th and Townsend Streets, which was the former A. O. Smith/Tower Automotive complex.

This comes after Gov-Elect Scott Walker (R) was able to stop the Wisconsin segment of the Midwest High Speed Rail network from being constructed and got the $810 million sent to other states. For more info on the highspeed rail network, visit www.midwesthsr.org"