On Monday, December 12, 1000 Friends and members of the Coalition for More Responsible Transportation (CMRT) held a press conference about the I-94 expansion project. WisDOT has selected the more expensive, 8-lane expansion as their preferred project and was holding public hearings this week. This decision is a mistake for many environmental, fiscal, and social reasons, […]Read more about "Final push for Fix at Six"
Statement: Rethink 794 Campaign Hosts Webinar, Revealing New Renderings Webinar on October 19 shows new boulevard concept for I-794 in Milwaukee and makes the argument for reimagining the corridor Grassroots activists have been pushing for an at-grade boulevard study for the I-794 corridor. After many meetings and conversations with Milwaukee residents and elected officials, the […]Read more about "Press Release: Rethink 794 Campaign Hosts Webinar, Releases Renderings"
Active Wisconsin, a program of 1000 Friends of WI, published a press release this week promoting alternatives to driving as way to reduce the hurt caused by high gas prices. March 22, 2022 – For Immediate Release Madison – Prices at the gas pump are high, but traveling by bike for short trips might provide […]Read more about "Press Release: Avoid High Gas Prices – Tips for New Bike Riders"
Press conference and proclamations uplift the importance of public transit for racial equity, access and the environment. Governor Evers and several mayors in Wisconsin (including Madison, Eau Claire, La Crosse, Oshkosh, and Appleton, Neenah, Menasha) have proclaimed February 4, 2022 Transit Equity Day to commemorate Rosa Parks’ birthday. This event featured elected officials and transit advocates […]Read more about "Press Release: Wisconsin commemorates Rosa Parks’ birthday with Transit Equity Day"
For several months, 1000 Friends and our partners have been working on a report to discuss the future of I-94 and the potential for more sustainable and just alternatives to expansion. Check out the project website for ways to support the project and to learn more: https://fixatsix.org/ Project Details As you may know, WisDOT is […]Read more about "Fix at Six Report – A sustainable alternative to expanding I-94 in Milwaukee"
This week Governor Evers signed the 2021-23 biennial budget (2021 Wisconsin Act 58), which included an unprecedented one-time 50% cut to the transit systems in Milwaukee and Madison over the next two years. While the shortfall in transit funding may be filled by federal COVID relief funds, it is not guaranteed. These one-time cuts are deeply distressing and we […]Read more about "2021-2023 Budget: Most Harmful State Transportation Budget in a Decade"