Report says 13,000 more in Milwaukee area will be inaccessible By Larry Sandler of the Journal Sentinel More than 13,000 jobs would be out of reach for Milwaukee County residents without cars, if county officials adopt recommended cuts in bus service, a new report warns. If County Executive Chris Abele and the County Board slice
RTA Repeal Press Release
Nass Vos RTA Elimination Act This is the legislation that has been drafted to eliminate local funding options for transit. If this bill is passed, all additional local transit support would have to come from the property tax payer. If the 2011-12 budget includes the provision to stop all transit aids from the transportation fund,
Transit systems throughout the state – and especially in Milwaukee County – need adequate support from the state to retain their role as vital economic development tools. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, February 10 One of the critical issues facing Milwaukee County over the next several years will be how to fund the Milwaukee County Transit System.
From Smart Growth America Updated with latest numbers released 2/9/10 covering up to 12/31/09. The latest data on stimulus spending show that funds spent on public transportation were a more effective job creator than stimulus funds spent on highways. Through the end of 2009, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) investments in public transportation produced