The Coalition for More Responsible Transportation co-hosted a webinar on how highway expansions are hindering multi-modal transportation across Wisconsin.
Hear from Beth Osborne, director of Transportation for America, about how the billions of dollars spent on massive highway mega-projects have left the current transportation fund insolvent and failed to solve congestion. Milwaukee environmental attorney Dennis Grzezinski, and Eau Claire City Councilman Jeremy Gragert also share how highway expansions have negatively impacted their communities.
This webinar has only become more relevant with Governor Evers’s recent announcement to restart the I-94 East-West expansion near Story Hill in Milwaukee. This 3.5 mile project is estimated to cost more than $1 billion and is another example of Wisconsin’s transportation budget favoring massive highway expansion projects at the expense of existing local road infrastructure. Hundreds of millions of dollars of local road repairs are being delayed, yet this project is being reconsidered even as local roads continue to crumble and transit is woefully underfunded.
This webinar was the second in a series from the Coalition for More Responsible Transportation on statewide transportation policy.