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Wisconsin

June 10, 2020, 10am PDT
An article details the efforts of Madison-area researchers to glean lessons from the transportation patterns of March and April to inform better planning for the future.
Wisconsin State Journal
May 24, 2020, 5am PDT
Conflicts between church and state are being decided in state and federal courts as governors act to protect their constituents from the coronavirus while religious institutions and their supporters seek exceptions from social gathering restrictions.
The Oregonian
April 28, 2020, 11am PDT
A report by the Environmental Law and Policy Center (ELPC) shows a decrease in environmental enforcement in six Midwest states. The ELPC calls for increased funding. The EPA states the claims errors in data reporting are responsible for the drop.
Urban Milwaukee
April 20, 2020, 10am PDT
After initially saying that he had total authority on how and when to reopen the economy, Trump handed the responsibility to the 50 governors to make their own decisions and offered guidance in the form of a three-phase plan that relies on testing.
The New York Times
December 25, 2019, 11am PST
Since 1962, throwing a snowball in Wausau, Wisconsin could have gotten you a ticket.
Wisconsin Public Radio
December 17, 2019, 7am PST
The city of Milwaukee will require new commercial developments to include a 15-foot "street frontage zone" to encourage walking.
Urban Milwaukee
November 29, 2019, 7am PST
Despite major opposition by residents, the Madison Common Council approved a $40 motor vehicle registration fee (aka 'wheel tax') on an 11-8 vote on Oct. 29 to help fund the city's new East-West Bus Rapid Transit system.
Wisconsin State Journal
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