Mass transit meeting tomorrow 9/13 in Cudahy

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.Continue reading “Mass transit meeting tomorrow 9/13 in Cudahy”

Wisconsin RTA bill passes committee, moves to Assembly

I would like to take a moment to thank Wisconsin Assembly Rep. Alvin Ott, for doing something I did not expect. Rep. Ott is a Republican who hails from the Fox Valley, and he voted in favor of Assembly Bill 282, which would enable most municipalities to create regional transit authorities (RTAs). Those are vitalContinue reading “Wisconsin RTA bill passes committee, moves to Assembly”

Wisconsin RTA bill to pass Assembly committee, then Assembly… and what of the state Senate?

Word from Rep. Christine Sinicki is that the Assembly RTA bill will pass committee tomorrow, and should pass the Assembly as well. The real trick, apparently, will be to get it passed in the state Senate. Sen. Jeff Plale, who represents me, sent me a letter saying he’s co=sponsored an RTA bill. (I don’t haveContinue reading “Wisconsin RTA bill to pass Assembly committee, then Assembly… and what of the state Senate?”

[MCF] Help Us Save Transit, the Parks and EMS – Sign Our Petition

For many years, riders of the Milwaukee County Transit System has seen its routes get cut and the fares go up, as less and less money is available for it.  Once a standard for the nation, it has been in steady decline.  This year, it has been recommended by the current administration, contrary to allContinue reading “[MCF] Help Us Save Transit, the Parks and EMS – Sign Our Petition”

[MCF] Public Transit Can Help Save Money And The Environment

Capper, a.k.a. Chris Liebenthal has a new post up on the Milwaukee County First blog showing that public transit, be it by bus or rail, is good for communities. It’s a myth that no one takes the bus; many people in the County depend on it to get around. While it would be to ourContinue reading “[MCF] Public Transit Can Help Save Money And The Environment”

“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,Continue reading ““Gridlock: Public Transit in SE Wisconsin” debuts on Thursday July 2″

Say Yes to Cheaper Fare for Milwaukee County Transit

I just came across this message from Milwaukee County Supervisor Patricia Jursik’s office. This proposition is laudable. It’s exactly the sort of move the County needs to take if it wants to save itself and its citizens from future years of gridlock amid ever-higher gas prices. I have an appointment on Monday morning, but urgeContinue reading “Say Yes to Cheaper Fare for Milwaukee County Transit”