According to the People Speak Poll conducted by the Public Policy Forum, support for adding new lanes to I-94 between Milwaukee and Waukesha drew the support of only 49% of those who responded, while 39% of those who responded were opposed to building new lanes.
However, while support for adding new lanes to I-94 was under 50%, a majority of those who responded the poll (53%) supported a half-cent sales tax as the best way to fund Milwaukee County’s financially troubled bus system. Considering a majority of Milwaukee County residents previously voted to support an advisory referendum in support of a dedicated county sales tax for parks and transit, this poll result is not the least bit surprising. Considering the margin of error in the poll was plus or minus 5%, support for the dedicated sales tax could be as high as 58%.
Hopefully our elected officials will start to actually listen to what the citizens want – as demonstrated by the advisory referendum – and get serious about finding a solution to Milwaukee County’s transit situation.
H/T to xoff at Uppity Wisconsin.