Thursday, February 28, 2013

If #freetransit is so expensive, why can beer companies afford it?

Free Milwaukee County bus rides on St. Patrick's Day: "A 20-year St. Patrick's Day tradition returns this year when Miller Lite Free Rides again partners with the Milwaukee County Transit System to provide free bus rides to the public on March 17

The free service will be on all MCTS routes beginning at 6 p.m. and continuing until the end of that day's service."

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Wisconsin Koch-puppet uses #publictransit funding as bait for big sellout

Scott Walker's transportation budget might rely on sale of state power plants:

Walker's plan would increase transportation funding over two years by about $500 million, Webster said. In addition to borrowing money, he would boost transportation spending by using money from the state account used to pay for schools, health care for the poor and other programs.
Walker wants to fund mass transit with money from the state's main account instead of its separate transportation fund, as has happened for years. Walker tried that in 2011, but failed to get the proposal passed. Transit advocates say keeping their funding in the transportation account provides them more protection in the long term.K