May 23, 2013

Court order may force Wisconsin DOT to improve transit

MADISON, Wis. — Last week, a federal judge ruled that the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) must rethink its plans to expand a highway interchange, and reassess its neglect of public transit options, according to Express Milwaukee.

U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman found that the Wisconsin DOT likely violated federal law when it failed to adequately study the social and environmental impacts of its $1.71 billion plan to upgrade the interchange without a public transit component. For the full story, click here.

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  • Harvey Kahler[ May 24th, 2013 @ 9:41am ]

    Extending the state-supported Amtrak Hiawatha Corridor service to Madison could have alleviated peak congestion for less money, notwithstanding other design or structural issues.

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