The Best and Worst Metros for Commuters

With all of the commotion in Wisconsin around gasoline taxes, registration fees, and general road maintenance…it might be good to look at how Milwaukee compares to the other major cities in the US for commuting (I wish this covered more transportation options). The five best metros for commuting include New…

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Transportation Secretary on California Fuel Economy Standards

An interesting push for federalism from an anti-federalism party…

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Implications Of Trump’s California Air Quality Changes

Yesterday, in his ongoing fight to punish California for voting against him, President Donald Trump announced that he was removing California’s waiver to impose stricter automobile emission standards than the federal requirements. Unsurprisingly some of his rationales don’t make any sense but he made them just the same. “The Trump…

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Quick Hit On Electric Scooters

Here’s another article on the implementation of electric scooter use in Milwaukee. Some interesting stuff…some fluff…but the last thing I thought we’d have to worry about is an invasion of privacy when using them: While Xie ( Candice Xie, the CEO of VeoRide) recognizes it is pretty easy to bypass some safety steps on scooter apps,…

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WI State GOP Call For Veto Override

Man oh man, you can almost hear the sphincters snap shut when Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos heard that state budget transportation dollars might be available for the Milwaukee Street Car (aka the Hop). You know the street car? The one the state legislatively prohibits…

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Some Thoughts On Electric Scooters

This may seem bit a field for Blogging Blue…but Governor Evers signed a bill allowing local governments to permit and regulate the scooters in their areas. This is the result of the scooter controversy in Milwaukee last summer when Bird scooters started operating in the city unannounced. Naturally a number…

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Fun And Games With The TSA

I must have gotten on someone’s enemies list somewhere. I am not a frequent flyer but for the past 15 years I have taken at least one international trip each year. So I know to put my little bitty liquids in the one quart sized bag and take off my…

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As GOP Leadership Complains About the Governor and Foxconn

and claim we have an ironclad contract and the governor shouldn’t try to undermine it…just remember…we had a contract with railroad builder Talgo once too…and the GOP leadership broke it and we lost two trains, $50 million or so in taxpayer money and a Milwaukee facility with jobs. Just sayin’

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WMC Proposes New Socialist Programs

The WMC (aka Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Foundation) is a conservative and very successful business lobbying group who have found ready accomplices in former Governor Scott Walker, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald over the past several years. Despite supporting the various business tax cuts provided…

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Time To Raise The Gas Tax!

Long time readers know that I have been a proponent of raising Wisconsin’s gas tax for some time. Particularly after watching the state’s infrastructure suffer while the governor funded the Department of Transportation with debt. In the articles that I linked in yesterday’s article about Governor Tony Evers’ People’s Budget…there…

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