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October 15, 2019, 12pm PDT
After Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway proposed a $40 "wheel tax," otherwise known as a vehicle registration fee, the debate heated up about what the revenue could fund, or whether it's necessary at all.
Channel 3000
September 13, 2019, 10am PDT
AAA Wisconsin is trying to raise awareness about traffic safety as fatalities skyrocket in Wisconsin, outpacing a problem mirrored nationally.
Wisconsin Public Radio
July 26, 2019, 7am PDT
One additional round trip a day will have to do, because adding three new trips proved too many for suburban communities located long the route in Illinois.
Chicago Tribune
July 20, 2019, 1pm PDT
There is still political work to do, and questions to be answered about funding, but a new pedestrian plan for the city of Milwaukee has cleared a key council committee.
Urban Milwaukee
July 14, 2019, 11am PDT
Downtown Milwaukee is getting makeover, from high-profile new buildings on the skyline to ambitious adaptive reuse projects and an emerging entertainment district.
Curbed
June 26, 2019, 8am PDT
Milwaukee wants Wisconsin to overturn its law that prohibits red light cameras throughout the states. New state legislation could help achieve the city's goal.
Urban Milwaukee
May 31, 2019, 1pm PDT
Milwaukee's mayor has a $160 million plan to extend The Hop streetcar, but the proposal so far lacks the necessary political support.
Urban Milwaukee
May 4, 2019, 5am PDT
More cities are reclaiming a natural, free flowing river as a resource for quality of life and economic development.
Pioneer Press
March 31, 2019, 5am PDT
The draft pedestrian plan seeks to get the community involved in making streets safer and more walkable.
Next City
March 14, 2019, 5am PDT
The gas tax, suburban highway spending cycle is both self-serving and self-destructive, according to the article.
Streetsblog USA
March 8, 2019, 8am PST
The eight-cents-per-gallon gas tax increase is one of several measures in the Democrat governor's first budget that marks a major departure from the the tenure of former Republican Gov. Scott Walker.
Wisconsin Public Radio
February 11, 2019, 8am PST
Assembly and Senate Republicans agree that the best way to fill the transportation funding gap is to add tolls to existing highways and bridges, yet they won't add toll infrastructure funding to the budget. A gas tax could be implemented immediately.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
February 4, 2019, 7am PST
Besides addressing mobility needs, activists hope a new transit option will make more of the city accessible for the disabled.
Badger Herald
February 1, 2019, 1pm PST
Foxconn has reversed course, reinstating plans to build a manufacturing plant in Wisconsin after casting doubt on the idea earlier this week.
Associated Press via Chicago Tribune
January 31, 2019, 8am PST
Once promising a major manufacturing facility and 13,000 new jobs, Foxconn is now promising a research and development facility and the number of jobs is much less clear.
Chicago Tribune
January 29, 2019, 1pm PST
Dane County, Wisconsin, which includes the city of Madison, has rewritten its zoning code to address a changing economy and a state-mandated system of local control.
Waunakee Tribune
January 5, 2019, 9am PST
A plan to save money on highway megaprojects is likely to backfire, experts warn.
Urban Milwaukee
December 27, 2018, 2pm PST
If accepted as UNESCO World Heritage sites, the eight Frank Lloyd Wright buildings would be the first examples of modern architecture in the United States included in that august company.
Curbed
December 22, 2018, 5am PST
Wisconsin’s growing capital is hoping to add bus only transit to accommodate its new residents.
The Cap Times
November 28, 2018, 7am PST
Milwaukee intends to move forward with bus lanes and electric buses. Officials hope a nine-mile route will start service in 2020.
Wisconsin Public Radio