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 [...]
During his tenure as county executive, Scott Walker failed to protect the transit system year after year. In his time here, we have seen our transit system cut by 20%, which translated into tens of thousands of employees and employers being separated from each other. And despite having it pointed out to him that the [...]
For two years, we have been warning of the perilous state that the Milwaukee County Transit System is in. Due to mismanagement of the past countyexecutive, transit cuts have occurred almost every year.
Cumulatively, in the past decade, the transit system has had its services cut by more than 20%, which translates into tens of [...]
More than two years ago, after many attempts by Scott Walker to deter it, the voters had a chance to vote on whether Milwaukee County should be allowed to initiate a dedicated sales tax to save and restore our parks and transit system. They used their voices to say that this should be so.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported some really scary news the other day regarding the Milwaukee County Transit System:
An estimated $10 million shortfall in the Milwaukee County Transit System’s 2011 budget is fostering renewed worries about possible route cuts, fare increases or trims to the county’s paratransit service for people with disabilities.
Higher operating costs [...]
This is from a press release issued by County Supervisor Gerry Broderick on April 26, in response to what County Executive had written in his Executive Update newsletter the previous week:
Milwaukee County Supervisor Gerry Broderick is responding to recent comments from County Executive Scott Walker regarding the Milwaukee County Parks system.
“Based on comments [...]
With Scott Walker showing indifference to the Milwaukee County Transit System (unless he thinks he can score some cheap political points), and the state legislature playing politics with our livelihoods, the future of MCTS looks very bleak indeed.
How bad is it?
BizTimes.com did an article on this. It’s going to be very bad:
In this week’s version of the Executive Update that Scott Walker sends out, it appears that his focus is suddenly on our transit system. Here is what he had to say:
As you can see, his focus is indeed on our transit system, but his motivation is obvious. The only reason he is showing [...]
Today was the first of Scott Walker’s non-listening sessions. There were about 50-60 people there. At least a third of them were Walker’s staffers. The other large majority were senior citizens. The rest of the crowd consisted of social advocates, union members as well as Supervisors Larson, West and Borkowski.
To my surprise, for the [...]
Courtesy of our friends at SERTA, we find a column by Charlie Rosenberg, who describes the turnout and reaction of the crowd at Monday nights listening session:
A West Allis resident who introduced herself “You can call me Mrs. Taxpayer” firmly told a listening session in a packed West Allis Library meeting room April 12 [...]