Creative Planning Helped to Avoid Transit Cuts

The Milwaukee County Transit System had planned to reduce service due to a reduction in state aid in 2012. According to Jeramey Jannene, "with some last minute creative planning, they were able to avoid many cuts thanks to the use of CMAQ funds."

In Milwaukee, the transit system had proposed a new express system, the Bayshore – Airport Express, that will use Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement funds to fund the project instead.

The CMAQ funds, according to Jannene, are "allocated out of a competitive bidding process, and will provide funding to institute 'express service' for two years along a number of key corridors which will replace segments of a number of routes."

Jannene says that the express service "will connect Bayshore, UWM, Downtown, and Bay View with stops roughly every 1/4 of a mile, seven days a week, with headways of 10-15 minutes during the rush hours, and 15-20 minutes during off-peak times."

Full Story: Introducing the Bayshore – Airport Express Bus Service

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