#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"
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"
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"
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"
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"