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, but above all it will continue a status quo which leaves vulnerable populations behind. Our coalition held a press conference to highlight these issues and to encourage supporters to testify at the public hearings in favor of the Fix at Six solution. If you have not done so yet, leave a comment online in favor of Fix at Six.
Here is some of the recent news coverage:
- WisDOT proposal of 8-lane expansion of I-94 corridor faces mostly backlash at public hearing – CBS 58
- Eight-lane highway expansion could harm Black neighborhood, statewide environment, advocates say – Madison 365
- Ahead of first hearing, advocates press criticisms of widening Milwaukee freeway- KPVI
- New Designs For Key Downtown Sites Revealed – Urban Milawaukee