“Gridlock: Public Transit in SE Wisconsin” debuts on Thursday July 2

It’s fitting that the premier broadcast of Gridlock: Public Transit in SE Wisconsin  will be happening this Thursday July 2nd at 6 PM on Milwaukee Public TV. Gov. Doyle just ensured that it will continue a while longer, even as the Milwaukee area loses jobs due to our poor transit infrastructure.

According to a press release, “Gridlock will give you an intimate look at our transit dilemma and accomplishments–and a snapshot of what is happening in some other cities. Many local leaders and grassroots advocates are featured in this documentary!”

Also quite fitting is the special party happening at at 5:30 PM on July 2nd down at Transfer Pizzeria Café for the premier of Gridlock. Kerry of Transit NOW (not a CNI rag) asks that you RSVP with her by Thursday July 2 at noon if you plan to attend. (kthomas [#atmark#] transitnow.org is her e-mail)  I’ll try to be there. I would be there, but I already have plans for that day. Alas! Have a Bismark pizza for me, okay?

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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.

2 thoughts on ““Gridlock: Public Transit in SE Wisconsin” debuts on Thursday July 2”

  1. I was only able to catch the last half. My take was there is a little too much of the standard point of view trading and beating around the bush instead of making some clear points about the (complicated, often indirect and sincerely denied) racism and classism in the issue, including the way it manifests itself in documentaries like this that briefly spotlight (in the second half anyway) a predictable “plight of the urban poor” segment.

    Additionally, the recent turn in state budget decisions points to leadership failures that can’t be chalked up to “partisan politics” (which seemed to be a theme) since it is pretty much all democrats screwing Milwaukee on transit now and other public services.

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