Urban Milwaukee: Koch-Funded Group Backs Anti-Streetcar Drive

This should surprise absolutely no one… For weeks, organizers of the petition drive calling for a referendum on the streetcar have emphasized the grass-roots nature of the effort. After all, as Chris Kliesmet of the CRG Network, which is organizing the petition drive, put it: “the sentiment in the city is wildly against” the streetcar.

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Saul Newton: How Milwaukee public transit opponents benefit from manipulating their constituents

This is an absolutely excellent piece by Saul Newton about the ongoing debate over the proposed streetcar in Milwaukee.

Aldermen Bob Donovan and Joe Davis are intentionally misleading the public about the Milwaukee Streetcar and allying with extreme right wing groups for their own political gain.

The proposal to build a streetcar in Milwaukee is a […]

The Two Things Wrong With Milwaukee’s Street Car

This has been bouncing around in the back of my brain for a month or so…and with the interest in Zach’s post about Milwaukee’s streetcar, it’s time to get it on electrons!

There are two fundamental things that I see are wrong with the Milwaukee street car project and neither of them have anything to […]

Why is Tony “No really…I’m a progressive!” Zielinski opposed to Milwaukee street car?

It’s no secret Milwaukee Alderman Tony Zielinski absolutely hates the idea of a streetcar in Milwaukee. After all, Ald. Zielinski voted with conservative Aldermen Jim Bohl, Joe Dudzik, and Bob Donovan to delay Common Council approval of the streetcar, and Ald. Zielinski recently compared the funding for the streetcar as a “shell game.” Zielinski compares […]

Ald. Tony Zielinski’s bizarre anti-streetcar rant

Via Facebook comes this screenshot in which City of Milwaukee Alderman Tony Zielinski outlines his opposition to the development of a streetcar line in Milwaukee.

Image courtesy Facebook.com

Ald. Zielinski’s opposition to Milwaukee’s streetcar is curious, given the fact that it’s likely to spur economic development along its route (as similar projects have done […]

What could have been: Michigan, Illinois invest in high speed rail

If only Gov. Scott Walker weren’t so short-sighted… If you’re looking for high-speed rail with a Chicago connection, don’t look toward Wisconsin. Two high-speed train sets that originally were set to connect Chicago with Milwaukee and Madison, and eventually Minneapolis, look like they’re headed to Michigan instead.

The Michigan Senate has cleared the way to […]

Whither MKE County: Pat Jursik Calls Out The Suburbs on Housing Discrimination

This is a surprisingly harsh assessment of the suburbs blatant disregard for equal housing…on top of the fact that they oppose regional public transportation at every turn…but County Supervisor Pat Jursik simply lays it on the line:

Supervisor Patricia Jursik today issued the following statement regarding the SEWRPC Regional Housing Plan:

“Ferguson, MO is the […]

Whoops But Mary Burke Is Wrong On This One

I realize that running her gubernatorial campaign on a meme of jobs is a positive attention getter…but Mary Burke is flat out wrong on this one. Prioritize road work based on what would create the most jobs? With our deteriorating infrastructure it seems that the right approach is a priority on what needs fixing to […]

County Supervisor Wants Us Working On The Chain Gang

We all realize that this winter has been one of the hardest on our streets and highways. All of us have certainly hit potholes that rattled our filings when they couldn’t be avoided. But I am not sure that using inmates from the County House of Corrections to fill the potholes is the correct answer. […]

Toll roads in Wisconsin? No, no, and no!

This is a terrible idea. The state spends billions of dollars on road construction, and the gas tax is not drawing in as much revenue as cars become more efficient.

WISN 12 News caught up with one lawmaker who believes the toll road solution is gaining support.

“Long term, we have to look at toll […]

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