Research on Shipping Crude Oil by Rail
Commission staff recently prepared a brief paper summarizing changes in the production and transportation of crude oil in the U.S. and Canada during the past decade, the safety concerns associated with transporting crude oil by rail, and key railroad industry and government actions taken to make shipping crude oil by rail safer. 
Regional Chloride Impact Study Fieldwork Update
Winter has been in full force, with an array of snow, sleet, and freezing rain beginning in late January 2019. In response to these weather patterns, the communities of Southeastern Wisconsin have been regularly sending out their fleets of salt and brine trucks to combat unsafe travel conditions on our roads and walkways. The full onset of winter has allowed the Regional Chloride Impact Study to gather valuable data related to winter water quality in the study streams.
Comprehensive Economic
Development Strategy
SEWRPC is continuing a regional partnership to update the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the Region. During 2014 and 2015, SEWRPC worked in partnership with the Milwaukee 7 (M7), Regional Economic Partnership (REP), and Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) to develop the Region’s first CEDS. The CEDS is designed to bring together the public and private sectors to develop a strategic plan to diversify and strengthen the Region’s economy.
Also Available in this Newsletter:

Washington County Multi-Jurisdictional Comprehensive Plan

City of Brookfield Park and Open Space Plan

Waukesha County Economic Profiles