A committee of the Milwaukee County Board approved a resolution Tuesday opposing the planned expansion of Interstate 94 between 70th and 16th streets and advocating for the “Fix at Six” proposal that calls for making fixes to the freeway without expanding it. Read the full story on the Urban Milwaukee website.Read more about "County Committee Backs I-94 ‘Fix at Six’"
After more than a decade of on-and-off again decisions, WisDOT has decided to expand I-94 to eight lanes. Our coalition is extremely disappointed by the news and we continue to believe that expansion is an environmental, social, and fiscal mistake. Our Fix at Six proposal was popular with neighbors, local leaders, and state representatives. The battle is not over yet, there […]Read more about "Advocacy Update: Unfortunate I-94 Expansion News"
On June 14th and 15th, WisDOT will be holding public meetings around the expansion of I-94 in Milwaukee. There is a lot of misinformation surrounding this project, so we made a handout to help clear things up. We want walking, biking, and transit solutions, not another highway expansion! For the public meeting information, head to […]Read more about "I-94 Expansion: Clearing Up Misinformation"
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"
As the summer starts to come to a close, 1000 Friends felt it was important to revisit the final State budget which passed in early July. This budget will impact everyone in the state for the next two years. Unfortunately, this budget will continue our unsustainable transportation policies that have left local roads and transit […]Read more about "2021-2023 Budget Recap – Preserving the Status Quo"
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"