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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Failure of RTA legislation also dooms commuter rail

As the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) celebrated its 150th anniversary last week, questions remain about its long-term survival and the political will to fix it. Transit supporters had worked hard for years to find secure, dedicated funding for the cash-strapped countywide bus system, which depends on federal and state monies plus local property taxes and fare-box revenue...
Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Legislature ends its session without major reforms

Progressives had high hopes for the end of the 2009-2010 legislative session. With both houses of the Legislature and the governor’s office in Democratic hands for the first time in 22 years, everyone expected that bills that have been crying out for attention—mass transit funding, election reform and clean energy, most notably—would become law this session...

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