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Transit supporters push for RTA

Transit supporters push for RTA

By Jason Stein

Madison — A broad coalition of business, labor and community groups joined forces Thursday to press for a bill to shore up Milwaukee County’s struggling bus system with a new transit authority and a 0.5% sales tax.

With just six weeks left in the legislative session and Democratic supporters of expanding the existing Southeastern Regional Transit Authority still split over different versions of the bill, the proposal’s political future remains uncertain.

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