Wisconsin

August 7, 2017, 10am PDT
Americans preference to travel in their own personal vehicles shows no signs of abating, reflected by May mileage data, the most recent compiled by the Federal Highway Administration, indicating a 2.2 percent increase compared with May 2016.
Planetizen
August 6, 2017, 7am PDT
A bus rapid transit proposal is still very much in the planning stages in Milwaukee, with the question of whether the route is allowed dedicated lanes along its entire length is still very much in question.
Urban Milwaukee
July 27, 2017, 1pm PDT
President Trump told Wall Street Journal reporters earlier this week that Upstate New York "isn't working," and residents should follow manufacturing jobs to other parts of the country.
The Buffalo News
July 18, 2017, 10am PDT
Without an automatic adjustment for gas taxes, revenue from the tax declines due to increasing fuel efficiency standards while road maintenance and construction costs increase due to inflation. Witness Wisconsin's woes.
WUWM (Milwaukee Public Radio)
July 18, 2017, 5am PDT
A highly anticipated decision by the Wisconsin State Supreme Court has stakeholders scrambling to anticipate changes to the property tax system.
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
June 19, 2017, 11am PDT
Ambitious hopes ride on a proposed bus rapid transit route connecting Downtown Milwaukee with the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center in Wauwatosa.
Urban Milwaukee
June 15, 2017, 11am PDT
A mileage fee applicable only to heavy trucks is floated as a third option to close the road funding gap in Wisconsin. The other two options are hiking gas taxes, which is opposed by Gov. Scott Walker, or adding road tolls.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
June 14, 2017, 9am PDT
Already California, Indiana, Montana, South Carolina (overriding a governor's veto), Tennessee, and Utah* have raised gas taxes this year, while last year was a drought—only New Jersey increased its gas tax.
The Council of State Governments
June 3, 2017, 11am PDT
Wisconsin provides a case study in the varied methods for defining rural, and why that matters. "Rural is not simple to define, perhaps because the real question is rural for what purpose?"
WisContext
May 29, 2017, 9am PDT
The Democratic-controlled New Mexico legislature passed a 5-cents per gallon fuel tax increase and the Republican-controlled Assembly in Wisconsin backed a plan to apply sales tax to fuel, but their Republican governors oppose any tax hikes.
Wisconsin State Journal
May 12, 2017, 6am PDT
Landlords in Milwaukee have several methods for avoiding paying fines and property taxes—it's all a part of gaming the system. After the local paper investigated the "landlord games," the city is taking action.
Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel
May 8, 2017, 11am PDT
Due to a 2009 court decision, cities and counties in California are prohibited from requiring that a percentage of units in rental developments be affordable. A bill by Assemblyman Richard Bloom would restore inclusionary zoning for rentals.
Planetizen
May 4, 2017, 8am PDT
Dealing with a tightening budget, the Milwaukee County Transit System will eliminate free rides under the Go Pass program, which offered free transit passes for qualifying riders.
Urban Milwaukee
March 21, 2017, 8am PDT
A common refrain among politicians who oppose bike infrastructure investments is that people who bike don't pay for those projects. What's a bike advocate to do?
Urban Milwaukee
March 16, 2017, 1pm PDT
An urban gardening and public health success story emerges from Milwaukee.
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
March 8, 2017, 6am PST
An already troubled proposal to widen the I-94 Freeway in Milwaukee has now encountered a legal setback.
Milwaukee-Wisconsin Journal Sentinel
January 30, 2017, 10am PST
Following the lead set by other franchises, professional sports teams are becoming real estate developers seeking to create vibrant places that attract commerce on non-game days.
Modern Cities
January 27, 2017, 6am PST
U.S. Bike Route 30, as the planned route that will cross Wisconsin is called, is part of a vision for a national system of bike routes.
Urban Milwaukee
January 10, 2017, 12pm PST
Proposed long-range transportation plan for Madison emphasizes biking, walking, bus rapid transit.
The Capital Times
December 31, 2016, 9am PST
The state of Wisconsin, following in the footsteps of Florida, is pretending that the climate change doesn't exist.
Urban Milwaukee