Public meeting for Milwaukee Connector transit study, Tues. Feb. 3 @ UWM Union

By Jove, I can actually make this! See you there?

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Public meeting: Milwaukee Connector transit study, Tuesday, Feb. 3 UWM Union Wisconsin Room, 4:30pm

February 1, 2009

First of six Milwaukee Connector transit study public information meetings on Tuesday

The Milwaukee Connector Study is proceeding with the next phase of its evaluation of transit options in Milwaukee County and six public information and input meetings are set.

WHAT:

Milwaukee Connector transit study public information meetings – open house-style meetings with video presentations, display boards, interaction with study staff, interactive route-selection activity and more.

WHEN:

The first of six: Tuesday, February 3, 2009  4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

WHERE:

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Union, Wisconsin Room, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee

WHY:

Public input is critical to this 12- to 16-month study.  Several transit corridors and vehicle technologies will be evaluated and the study will include assessments of routes, vehicles, stations and stops, cost and financing, governance, and potential impacts on parking, traffic, land use and pedestrian circulation.

Under review is bus rapid transit (BRT) and streetcar.  BRT corridors include: (1) Bayshore Town Center in Glendale south via 27th Street to the Northwestern Mutual  Franklin Campus, (2) the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee south to downtown and west to the Milwaukee County Research Park, and (3) Midtown Center to downtown and south to General Mitchell International Airport.  The study will also examine a downtown streetcar loop.

Following Tuesday’s meeting, the following will also occur, all from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

1)      Wed., Feb. 4, 2009 — Fritsche Middle School, Cafeteria, 2969 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee

2)      Thurs., Feb. 5, 2009 — Black Historical Society, 2620 W. Center St., Milwaukee

3)      Tues., Feb. 10, 2009 –  Northwestern Mutual Franklin Campus, 1 Northwestern Mutual Way, Franklin (South 27th Street between Drexel and Rawson)

4)      Wed., Feb. 11, 2009 — Milwaukee County Research Park, Room 162, 10437 Innovation Dr., Wauwatosa

5)      Thurs., Feb. 12, 2009 — O’Donnell Park, Harbor Lights Room, 910 E. Michigan St., Milwaukee

All locations are wheel chair accessible.  Sign language and foreign language interpretation will be made available upon request.  Persons with special needs are asked to call 414-299-9700 or email meetings@milwaukeeconnector.com a minimum of 48 hours in advance so that appropriate arrangements may be made.  Written comments may also be provided online at www.milwaukeeconnector.com or via the U.S. Postal Service.  Please mail comments to: Milwaukee Connector Study, c/o Martinsek & Associates, 1325 W. Potter Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53207.

The study is being led by the Wisconsin Center District in partnership with the City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County and the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC).   Representatives from each of the four study sponsors make up the study Steering Committee which is chaired by the MMAC.

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Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.