My colleague Supervisor Pat Jursik and I will be hosting a pair of major South Side Community Meetings on the future of the MCTS transit system. We are facing major cuts to MCTS, so we need to hear from folks who depend on it, or know people that do.
Here are the details via our press release.
SOUTH SIDE/SOUTH SUBURBAN SUPERVISORS TO HOST COMMUNITY MEETINGS ON MASS TRANSIT
State cuts mean difficult decisions are ahead for policymakers in Milwaukee County
Milwaukee, WI – Milwaukee County Supervisors Patricia Jursik and Jason Haas will participate in two community meetings regarding the Milwaukee County Transit System.
“We are mobilizing to educate the public about the State’s draconian cuts to mass transit in Milwaukee County,” Supervisor Jursik said. “Transit means jobs. The economy is struggling to recover and people are out of work. A severe cut to the largest transit system in Wisconsin is the last thing the State should have done.”
“Because of these State cuts, the Milwaukee County Transit System has been forced to include major cuts in its budget request to County Executive Chris Abele,” Supervisor Haas said. “This community meeting aims to describe how these potential cuts could impact access to jobs and businesses on the South Side.”
Both Supervisors will be joined by representatives from the Milwaukee County Transit System and Transit Now.
Tuesday, September 13, 4:30 – 5:30 & 6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
Cudahy Library, Winter Garden Room
3500 Library Drive (accessible from MCTS Route 15)
The sessions are sponsored by the Gateway to Milwaukee, the South Suburban Chamber of Commerce, and Transit Now and co-sponsored by the Milwaukee Aging Consortium