Road construction drives renewed spending debate

By Paul Snyder

Roadwork deserves a share of the money raised by regional transit authorities, according to a lawmaker who argues spending should match the realities of transportation.

“It’s silly to think that 99 percent of the people that use a car to get to work or the store are going to give that up because a transit system gets put into place,” said state Rep. Robin Vos, R-Racine. “More money needs to go into road reconstruction, and, if it were up to me, RTA money could go to either expanding transit or road construction.”

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