#2 – City of Racine – Embracing Commuter Rail Racine’s City Council remains committed to the Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee (KRM) commuter rail line more than a decade after efforts were ended by the legislature. The City of Racine recognizes that climate change is a growing threat to their Lake Michigan fronting community and that commuter rail could […]Read more about "Forward Thinking – City of Racine"
KRM rolls closer to construction money
By Sean Ryan Proposed changes to the judging of construction grant applications would give commuter rail in southeastern Wisconsin a less obstructed path to federal money. But rail opponents argue projects such as the Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee commuter line are not worth the money, regardless of how the Federal Transit Administration ranks grant applications. “I think that […]Read more about "KRM rolls closer to construction money"
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 […]Read more about "Scott Walker says he opposes the KRM commuter rail line"
Fighting over the railroad
The battle over the proposed Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee commuter line is as much about the future of development as it is about construction of a railroad. “We’re against it because of the cost to taxpayers,” said Dennis Kisley, a representative of the Racine Taxpayers Association. “KRM will end up being a nice subsidy to college students attending […]Read more about "Fighting over the railroad"
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"