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Wisconsin

November 23, 2018, 9am PST
Democratic candidate Tim Walz was not shy about his intention to hike the gas tax to pay for improvements for roads and public transit, and he was predictably slammed by his Republican opponent. Similar scenarios played out in Wisconsin and Michigan.
Pioneer Press
November 21, 2018, 10am PST
A new study finds that Wisconsin spends big on highways and urban transportation while rural areas face gaps in service.
Urban Milwaukee
November 13, 2018, 11am PST
Tax increment financing (TIF) districts are common in municipalities across the country. However, the economic development tool is also poorly understood and often the target of criticism.
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
November 3, 2018, 7am PDT
Wisconsin taxpayer will be paying the bill for the deal to bring Foxconn to Racine "for decades, if not generations, to come."
The Verge
November 2, 2018, 2pm PDT
The Hop will deliver new transit service on the east side of downtown Milwaukee. The Hop comes also serves big development expectations from local officials.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
October 31, 2018, 7am PDT
Funding for two routes is running out soon, but many workers depend on this service to access jobs outside of the city.
Urban Milwaukee
October 28, 2018, 9am PDT
The city has plans to increase affordable housing, but some areas are seeing more progress than others.
CityLab
October 26, 2018, 8am PDT
Plans to extend Milwaukee's The Hop streetcar line are still years away from fruition, but the city is already at work on development plans to make the most of the opportunity.
Urban Milwaukee
October 15, 2018, 11am PDT
Incumbent Republican Gov. Scott Walker charges that his Democratic opponent, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers, will hike gas taxes by as much as a dollar a gallon to fund road repair, on top of raising income and property taxes.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
October 3, 2018, 12pm PDT
The M-Line of The Hop streetcar is set to open in Milwaukee on November 2, but property values the route are already climbing faster than the rest of the city.
Urban Milwaukee
September 30, 2018, 11am PDT
Efforts across the country show that these projects have the added benefit of improving community safety.
Urban Institute
September 14, 2018, 12pm PDT
One of the key elements of progressive parking policy, as recommended by Donald Shoup, is on the way to the on-street parking meters in the city of Milwaukee.
Urban Milwaukee
August 31, 2018, 6am PDT
When it comes to planning for transformative technologies like autonomous vehicles, urban planners – whose job it is to project and prioritize transportation investments – have fallen behind and the consequences could be severe.
Wisconsin Autonomous Vehicle Proving Ground
August 3, 2018, 5am PDT
Satirical website The Onion has noticed something about the American approach to the traffic circle.
The Onion
July 28, 2018, 5am PDT
Action Plan III will plot the next four years of work by the Great lakes Restoration Initiative.
Urban Milwaukee
July 2, 2018, 10am PDT
In a new report, U.S. PIRG and the Frontier Group describe nine costly highway projects amounting to $30 billion in their fourth annual "Highway Boondoggles" report. All share the theme of induced travel demand.
Frontier Group
July 2, 2018, 7am PDT
The new Wisconsin Foxconn facility will draw as much as seven million gallons of water from Lake Michigan a day. The Midwest Environmental Advocates argue that violates the Great Lakes Compact.
Urban Milwaukee
June 1, 2018, 11am PDT
Buoyed by a strong economy and robust fundraising, a wide variety of arts institutions in Milwaukee want to remodel or relocate to new buildings. Here's a look at some of their plans.
Urban Milwaukee
May 27, 2018, 1pm PDT
The city of Milwaukee has renderings to illustrate its ambitions for transit oriented development surrounding the streetcar extension into Bronzeville and Walker's Point.
Urban Milwaukee
May 5, 2018, 7am PDT
Politics and economics win over public health in Racine County as the EPA exempted the area around the Foxconn's massive facility from meeting stricter ozone pollution standards, saving the company from investing in smog-reducing equipment.
Chicago Tribune