La Crosse Transit

Forward Thinking – La Crosse Transit

#3 – La Crosse Municipal Transit – Embracing the Future La Crosse continues to be a transit leader in Wisconsin. Recently, the City’s transit manager, Adam Lorentz said they are trying to get as many rides as possible on their fourteen new buses. Pre-pandemic, La Crosse averaged a million rides a year and they are […]

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Fix at Six Cover, I-94 in downtown milwaukee taken underneath the overpasses showing a river and an inhospitable environment

Fix at Six Report – A sustainable alternative to expanding I-94 in Milwaukee

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 […]

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On the road beneath highway I-94.

2021-2023 Budget Recap – Preserving the Status Quo

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 […]

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A map of the draft KRM commuter rail line that connects Kenosha, Racine, and Milwaukee along with more stops in between.

Forward Thinking – City of Racine

#2 – City of Racine – Embracing Commuter Rail Racine’s City Council remains committed to the Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee (KRM) commuter rail line more than a decade after efforts were ended by the legislature. The City of Racine recognizes that climate change is a growing threat to their Lake Michigan fronting community and that commuter rail could […]

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Road in Bayfield

Forward Thinking – Bayfield County

#1 – Bayfield County – Fixing Local Roads and Building Electric Vehicle Infrastructure in Rural Wisconsin While you may know that Wisconsin’s smallest city is famous for its summer tourists, beautiful shorelines, and warm hospitality, you may not know that Bayfield County is also a leader in sustainability. Local leaders recognized that climate change is […]

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I-94 sign

2021-2023 Budget: Most Harmful State Transportation Budget in a Decade

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 […]

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