During his tenure as Milwaukee County Executive, Scott Walker went about systematically ruining the transit system. Even though all reports on the transit system pointed out that system would eventually fail if it did not have a dedicated funding source, Walker openly and actively opposed any such measure. Instead, he repeatedly did the worst things [...]
One of the largest issues facing Milwaukee County is the continued deterioration of the transit system. For the past decade, the transit system has had services cut and/or fares raised on an almost annual basis.
The result is that the tens of thousands of workers no long have access to jobs and our local economy [...]
Per the BizTimes, Senator Herb Kohl has announced that the Milwaukee County Transit System will receive $3.24 million to address issues such as buying new buses, maintaining bus facilities and getting new equipment.
This will go a long way to address things that are in serious need of attention.
But frankly, it doesn’t mean a [...]
The Milwaukee Business Journal is reporting that just last month, State Representative Elizabeth Coggs, who was recently appointed to the Assembly Transportation Committee, has been circulating a bill that would allow Milwaukee County to have a dedicated funding source for the transit and parks systems.
As noted in the article, having a dedicated funding source [...]
On Wednesday, Supervisor Mark Borkowski joined two city alderman, Bob Donovan and Joe Dudzik, in a showboating press conference. Their statement was that the federal transportation funding that the city is planning on using for a streetcar line should be instead given to the county to be used for the ailing transit system.
Later in [...]
Supervisors Patricia Jursik and Jason Haas issued a joint press release today pointing out a study that showed that the proposed cuts to the transit system would make 13,533 jobs in Milwaukee County inaccessible to transit-reliant individuals. They go on to say that this would be bad for the regional economy and demand that the [...]
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel does an excellent job of breaking down the numbers on how former County Executive Scott Walker continuously tore down our once exemplar transit system. The numbers aren’t pretty, to say the least:
Fares have jumped 50% in 10 years and 29% over the past five years alone, said Bentoff and transit [...]
Last Wednesday, Chairman Lee Holloway revealed a plan that would purportedly save the County $2 million in savings in the Milwaukee County Transit System. Here is his press release announcing his plan:
County Board Chairman Lee Holloway is pleased to announce a new cost savings measure that will help offset some of the expected cuts to [...]
Tom Rove, on the behalf of the Coalition for Advancing Transit, and Kerry Thomas of Transit Now wrote a letter to Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele regarding the proposed cuts to the Milwaukee County Transit System. Their letter was also posted on the “Milwaukee Biz Blog” of BizTimes.com.
Here’s a listing of some of their [...]
Milwaukee County Transit System has a program, called New Freedom, designed to help people learn to become familiar with the bus system:
Freedom on Wheels is a comprehensive, two-part program designed to inform and educate the community on the basic aspects of using public transportation in Milwaukee County. Milwaukee County Transit (MCTS) staff will come [...]