Gov. Evers’ proposed state budget has allocated $116.6 million of the state’s inadequate transportation budget to expanding a two-lane section of Highway 23Read more about "The Ongoing Case of Highway 23"
Major Court Decision on Hwy 23 Project
Federal District Court Judge Lynn Adelman has rejected the Wisconsin DOT arguments that its traffic projections for increased traffic on Highway 23 are accurate. This means the project is not eligible for federal funding – effectively killing the project.Read more about "Major Court Decision on Hwy 23 Project"
Court Blocks Highway 23 Expansion – Press Release
1000 Friends of Wisconsin Calls on Lawmakers to Fund Safety Improvements Immediately A Federal District Court rejected Wisconsin Department of Transportation arguments that widening State Highway 23 between Plymouth and Fond du Lac is needed because of future traffic demands. On Friday, April 29, Judge Lynn Adelman said that the agency was unable to demonstrate […]Read more about "Court Blocks Highway 23 Expansion – Press Release"
JFC’s Transportation Borrowing Puts Taxpayers on the Hook
Senate Republicans Get It Right by Opposing Short-Sighted Motion. The Joint Committee on Finance today approved $350 million in additional transportation borrowing, $200 million of which will be used to expand or build new highways that Wisconsin may not need. The motion gives the go-ahead to a slew of questionable highway expansion projects that should be put on hold pending an audit of the Department of Transportation’s State Highways Program. Aside from driving the state further into debt, the motion fails to make urgent investments to maintain existing infrastructure, particularly at the local level.Read more about "JFC’s Transportation Borrowing Puts Taxpayers on the Hook"
White Elephant Watch: Vol. 3 Wisconsin State Highway 23
Infrastructure is the foundation of America’s society and economy. Yet not all investments are worthwhile. In fact, unnecessary projects create a long-term, unproductive cost burden—a form of infrastructure overhang. The “White Elephant Watch” series profiles projects that demonstrate the failures of the current U.S. policy approach to transportation infrastructure.Read more about "White Elephant Watch: Vol. 3 Wisconsin State Highway 23"
Legal challenge spotlights shaky traffic forecasting key to highway projects
By Rob Schultz – Wisconsin State Journal. As legislators debate how to trim the massive transportation portion of the next state budget, a federal judge has delayed a $166 million highway expansion project in eastern Wisconsin amid questions about the traffic forecasting methods that helped justify it.Read more about "Legal challenge spotlights shaky traffic forecasting key to highway projects"