Milwaukee County officials must make up for estimated $10 million budget gap By Steve Schultze of the Journal Sentinel An estimated $10 million shortfall in the Milwaukee County Transit System’s 2011 budget is fostering renewed worries about possible route cuts, fare increases or trims to the county’s paratransit service for people with disabilities. Higher operating […]Read more about "Milwaukee County Transit System shortfall could prompt fare increases, service cuts"
Milwaukee losing bang for streetcar bucks
By Sean Ryan A potential yearlong environmental review for a proposed streetcar system in Milwaukee would further devalue the federal grant the city wants to use for construction. Milwaukee officials are trying to avoid that scenario. “Every year we wait, the value of that money diminishes because of inflation,” said Alderman Robert Bauman. “So every […]Read more about "Milwaukee losing bang for streetcar bucks"
Referendum requirement imposed on transit bill
By Patrick Marley of the Journal Sentinel Madison — Milwaukee County voters would have to sign off on raising the sales tax for a regional transit authority under a measure the Assembly adopted early Wednesday. Proponents of creating the regional authority have called for increasing the sales tax by up to 0.5% to help pay […]Read more about "Referendum requirement imposed on transit bill"
Milwaukee Council President Hines, others lobby for transit sales tax
By Larry Sandler of the Journal Sentinel Milwaukee Common Council President Willie Hines Jr. joined business and labor leaders Tuesday in urging state lawmakers to approve legislation expanding the Southeastern Regional Transit Authority and authorizing a 0.5% Milwaukee County sales tax for transit. “The current financing strategy is obsolete and can no longer sustain our […]Read more about "Milwaukee Council President Hines, others lobby for transit sales tax"