Milwaukee County Transit System shortfall could prompt fare increases, service cuts

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 […]

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Milwaukee County Supervisor revives call for $1 bus fares

By Steve Schultze of the Journal Sentinel The idea flopped two years ago when Milwaukee County Supervisor Mark Borkowski floated it, but that didn’t stop him Monday from renewing his suggestion that local bus fare be cut to $1 as a way to boost ridership. Persistent predictions that the transit system is on the verge […]

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Scott Walker says he opposes the KRM commuter rail line

By Larry Sandler of the Journal Sentinel Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker said Friday he is now opposed to the proposed $283.5 million KRM Commuter Link rail line. Walker, a Republican candidate for governor, has long opposed other forms of rail transit. He has spoken out against plans for a high-speed rail route between Milwaukee […]

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