Statement from TDA on Governor's Proposed Transportation Budget
Transportation Development Association Executive Director Craig Thompson released the following statement on the proposed 2017-2019 transportation budget:
"The proposed transportation budget is short-sighted and troubling. It does not provide a coherent plan or vision for the state. It would provide, for the next two years, needed investment at the local level, but at the expense of important economic corridors. Crucial safety improvements called for by WisDOT on some of the busiest stretches of interstate in Wisconsin would not proceed. The question is: If we are not going to rebuild 60 year old segments of the Interstate System now, when are we?
"We are encouraged by the bipartisan support we have seen for transportation. We look forward to working with our state elected officials on a sustainable solution for Wisconsin’s transportation challenge – one that addresses the needs of the entire transportation network."
Click here to see the transportation budget summary.
September 29, 2016|7:00 PM
71 locations, including one joint meeting
This unprecedented event will involve a meeting in 71 counties, with the counties of Ashland and Bayfield holding a joint meeting. City, county, town and village officials plus members of the business community and the public will have a forum for their voices to be heard regarding critical projects and services in each region and the need for the state to find a sustainable solution.
Turn out to be counted. Projects across the state are at risk of being eliminated!
Share how transportation is important to your business and community.
Network with your neighbors from nearby cities, towns and villages.
Click the image above to see a promotional video featuring the leaders of the three local government associations.
Click the image above to read the press release announcing the event
More than 365 Resolutions and Counting
To date, more than 365 local governments have passed a resolution urging state elected officials to support a sustainable solution to Wisconsin’s transportation challenge.
Click the map on the right to view the listing of communities.
Fitzgerald: Transportation will be a legislative priority
Wisconsin Sen. Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) said fixing roads and finding ways to pay for the work will be among the top legislative priorities.
He spoke Tuesday morning during the Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce September Breakfast Network at Beaver Dam Country Club.
Fitzgerald said transportation is an issue that is jumping out in the Wisconsin Senate. He said one area of contention is the view some have that the Department of Transportation is not as frugal as it should be.
“Roads seem to be crumbling,” Fitzgerald said. read more
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