GOP Lawmakers oppose KRM commuter rail application

The Daily Reporter

Two Wisconsin lawmakers are joining the fight to delay preliminary engineering work for the Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee commuter rail project.

State Reps. Jeff Fitzgerald, R-Horicon, and Robin Vos, R-Racine, sent a letter to the Federal Transit Administration asking that it deny the Southeastern Regional Transit Authority’s application to begin preliminary engineering on the estimated $232.7 million rail project.

“It makes no sense to me,” Vos said Monday. “We should fix transportation first before assuming the state is going to pony up all this money for the project and before we know where the Legislature is going to go on the issue.”

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