KRM planners answer critics on cost, ridership projections

By Larry Sandler of the Journal Sentinel

KRM Commuter Rail Link planners responded Tuesday to critics’ questions about the proposed commuter rail line’s cost and ridership projections.

Last week, KRM opponents compared the Milwaukee-to-Kenosha line with the first phase of the planned Orlando SunRail project, asking the SoutheasternRegional Transit Authority why the Florida line was expected to cost more and carry fewer riders than the KRM. The critics — who oppose the $18-a-car rental car tax that the RTA could levy to fund the KRM — asked for an independent review of the projections before the RTA asks the federal government for approval to start preliminary engineering on the KRM.

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