It's about TIME: Transportation Investment Moves Everything
Kenosha Daily News Op Ed
Debby Jackson, TDA Executive Director
July 22, 2019
This op ed appeared in publications around the state.
Transportation investment moves everything.
From the buses in Racine to the Port of Green Bay to the rail lines in Superior to the Waukesha County Airport to the roads we use every day, Wisconsin’s transportation network is the key to connecting goods to market and people to jobs.
This direct impact on Wisconsin residents and businesses is why the Transportation Development Association has promoted the vitality and safety of the state’s transportation system — including public transit systems, airports, railroads, commercial ports and roads — for almost 50 years.
And why for the last four years TDA has traveled the state talking with community leaders, highlighting deteriorating system conditions and asking lawmakers to step forward with a plan to Just Fix It.
Thousands of Wisconsinites attended our various presentations, town hall meetings and Rough Road Tours. We listened to each other, and together, we helped explain how the condition of Wisconsin’s transportation system either moves us forward or holds us back.
The new state budget finally acknowledges the growing concerns of citizens and businesses with an increase of $200 million a year in ongoing revenue, the largest increase in decades.