group photo of participants at the UW-L Student Union

Community Transportation Academy wrap-up!

And that’s a wrap! It’s hard to believe, but the inaugural Community Transportation Academy has come to an end. The Community Transportation Academy brought together participants of all ages and walks of life from in and around La Crosse to learn the basics of local transportation planning, hear from experts on various topics, and connect […]

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Connecting Milwaukee Downtown Plan 2040

City of Milwaukee endorses Rethink 794

This week, the City of Milwaukee released their draft long-range downtown plan. Included in their proposed recommendations was removing I-794 and replacing it with new private developments, surface level streets and public spaces. The draft downtown plan will make the city a significant ally in the growing push to remove I-794. Additionally, according to the […]

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Construction along or near Losey Blvd.

Community Transportation Academy Update: walk with me!

The penultimate class session was a walk/roll audit, which was a welcome opportunity for everyone to meet in person (Zoom fatigue is real!) and apply what we have covered in class to a local situation. We conducted the walk/roll audit on a section of Losey Boulevard, which runs north-south through La Crosse and borders the […]

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Big Ideas for Downtown Milwaukee

Positive News for Rethink 794

This week has been a newsworthy week for our Rethink 794 Campaign! Not only was the campaign covered in the Congress for New Urbanism’s (CNU) newly released “Freeways without Futures” report, but the plan also made it into the City of Milwaukee’s Downtown Plan draft recommendations. CNU’s biannual report highlights the top ten highways that local […]

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An electric bus full of eager Community Transportation Academy participants.

Community Transportation Academy: La Crosse Transit Tour!

Last week we passed the halfway mark at the Community Transportation Academy in La Crosse! The milestone occasion was marked with two special guests: Adam Lorentz, Director of Transit for the City of La Crosse, and Tim Koterwski, Director of Operations for MTU. Read about the Tour here.

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Report Shows Wisconsin Conservation Funding Down Even as Outdoor Recreation Rises

Read the Report: This Land is Our Land – The Past and Future of Conservation Funding in Wisconsin The Wisconsin Policy Forum released an in-depth report on the state of conservation funding in Wisconsin. The report lays out a range of options for how Wisconsin might better fund conservation efforts. Some key takeaways:

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