Community Connectors

Community Connectors: Tools for advocates

Transportation for America’s Community Connectors portal provides tools and information for advocates to decode the complex and confusing maze of programs, acronyms, and decision points that determine what gets built with federal and state transportation dollars. Who actually chooses how federal transportation dollars get spent? Did you know USDOT has almost no say on the divisive new […]

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I-94 Project

How would widening Milwaukee’s I-94 affect residents near the highway?

By Jonmaesha Beltran / Wisconsin Watch, Wisconsin Watch May 23, 2023 After Esther Grams purchased her first business, she thought 2020 would be her year.  It wasn’t. She navigated the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic like other business owners, and during that time, she realized she might have to relocate. That year, Gov. Tony Evers […]

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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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Community Transportation Academy Webinar

Webinar 12: Community Transportation Academy – May 17 @ noon.

Learn all about the first Community Transpiration Academy! The academy is an opportunity for deep public engagement at the local level, helping bridge the gap between community advocates and transportation policy and planning entities. The Academy is designed as a template to be used in communities across the state. We’re excited to share our experience […]

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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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