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Eyes on Milwaukee: City Fighting County on Rapid Transit
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Fighting County on Rapid Transit

Council committee puts restrictions on BRT project, charges county acted in bad faith.

Eyes on Milwaukee: How to Make a Pedestrian Friendly City
Eyes on Milwaukee

How to Make a Pedestrian Friendly City

New district-by-district reports on improving city for bicycling and walking.

Eyes on Milwaukee: County Gets Waiver on Streetcar
Eyes on Milwaukee

County Gets Waiver on Streetcar

Still in running to operate city's streetcar, but a long shot to win.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bublr Opens New Downtown Office
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bublr Opens New Downtown Office

Officials celebrate first office tenant to move into Grand Avenue Mall.

Behind the Headlines: The Status of the Streetcar
Press Release

Behind the Headlines: The Status of the Streetcar

As part of its continuing effort to encourage in-depth analysis of the most important issues of the day, the Milwaukee Press Club is pleased to present its next Behind the Headlines topic.

Plenty of Horne: City Accepts $14 Million Federal Streetcar Grant

Contribution to Nik Kovac of $50

Plenty of Horne: City Accepts $14 Million Federal Streetcar Grant

Contribution to Tom Barrett of $400

Plenty of Horne: City Accepts $14 Million Federal Streetcar Grant

Contribution to Terry Witkowski of $50

Plenty of Horne: City Accepts $14 Million Federal Streetcar Grant
Plenty of Horne

City Accepts $14 Million Federal Streetcar Grant

City wins TIGER grant after "a brutal competition" where demand for transit dollars greatly exceeded the sums appropriated.

City storm water efforts making an impact
Press Release

City storm water efforts making an impact

News event Wednesday to tout newly constructed bioswales

Michael Murphy hits railroad for refusal to share bridge safety information

Contribution to Terry Witkowski of $50

Michael Murphy hits railroad for refusal to share bridge safety information
Photo Gallery: The Transportation Circus
Photo Gallery

The Transportation Circus

Story and photos on Tuesday's celebration of transit in Milwaukee.

Friday Photos: Streetcar Signing Is Quite a Celebration
Friday Photos

Streetcar Signing Is Quite a Celebration

The mayor, business leaders and pols toasted the streetcar in Cudahy's Irish Pub, with Michael Cudahy on hand.

Murphy’s Law: Who is “Lobbying” For the Streetcar?
Murphy’s Law

Who is “Lobbying” For the Streetcar?

Money is being spent and wild rumors are flying. So what’s the truth?

Eyes on Milwaukee: Streetcar Backers Say They Have the Votes
Eyes on Milwaukee

Streetcar Backers Say They Have the Votes

Aldermen Witkowski and Perez now favor it, and touted plan to extend the line into their south-side districts.

Bike Czar: Can Milwaukee Upgrade to Gold Ranking?
Bike Czar

Can Milwaukee Upgrade to Gold Ranking?

City officials pledge to work towards upgrading the city's national, bicycle-friendly ranking from bronze to gold.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Committee Takes No Action on Streetcar
Eyes on Milwaukee

Committee Takes No Action on Streetcar

Public Works Committee votes to send streetcar proposal to full council, setting up a showdown Dec. 16th.

Plenty of Horne: Ambulance Chasing Lawyer Chases Abele
Plenty of Horne

Ambulance Chasing Lawyer Chases Abele

Plus: Bud Selig’s birthday bash and where will new Journal CEO live?

Cyclists, city officials gearing up for seventh annual Riverwest 24
Press Release

Cyclists, city officials gearing up for seventh annual Riverwest 24

Riverwest 24 Starts tonight -- News release from Alds. Kovac and Coggs

Seeking solutions to prevent another tragedy like Sherman Blvd. crash
Press Release

Seeking solutions to prevent another tragedy like Sherman Blvd. crash

Statement of Alderman Willie C. Wade July 11, 2014

Back in the News: A Streetcar Named Cooperation?
Back in the News

A Streetcar Named Cooperation?

Republicans force city to pay to relocate utilities for streetcar and Barrett calls for cooperation from We Energies to keep costs down.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Bike Share Launching in 2014
Eyes on Milwaukee

Bike Share Launching in 2014

Phase I of bike share program will have at least 28 stations and 250 bikes, thanks to a federal grant.

Alderman Donovan to Mayor Barrett: “What is happening with the streetcar project?”
Press Release

Alderman Donovan to Mayor Barrett: “What is happening with the streetcar project?”

Statement from Alderman Bob Donovan December 3, 2013

Photo Gallery: Grand Opening of KK River Bike Trail
Photo Gallery

Grand Opening of KK River Bike Trail

Despite rainy weather, Mayor Barrett and a host of politicians celebrated the new bike trail.

Plenty of Horne: Streetcar Social
Plenty of Horne

Streetcar Social

Gathering of notables tracks the route of proposed streetcar. And HGTV comes to town to film a straw-bale home.

In Public: “Wait, Wait, Wait”
In Public

“Wait, Wait, Wait”

The city’s new audio crosswalk alerts are annoying -- and potentially dangerous.

Plenty of Horne: Residents Reject Freshwater Name
Plenty of Horne

Residents Reject Freshwater Name

Contest to rename Pittsburgh Ave. to honor water institute didn't convince street's residents, who nixed Freshwater Way.

Photo Gallery: Mayor Barrett Bikes to Work!
Photo Gallery

Mayor Barrett Bikes to Work!

Mayor Barrett kicked off Bike to Work Week with his annual bike ride, and announced new city funding for bike-sharing.

Streetcar Meeting on Tuesday

Streetcar Meeting on Tuesday

Public invited to ask questions about project.

New Bike Transit System?

New Bike Transit System?

A city committee votes to support a system of bike-sharing kiosks. Other cities have cut auto traffic this way.

Public Safety Committee Approves New Milwaukee Bike Plan

Public Safety Committee Approves New Milwaukee Bike Plan

The Bicycle Master Plan was presented to the Public Safety Committee at the September 16th, 2010 meeting.

Zweig Project Held by City Committee

Zweig Project Held by City Committee

This committee meeting had numerous items of significance relating to the built environment that were up for debate.  A couple highlights (or lowlights) included the holding of a file over budget concerns, a heated discussion over Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (“CMAQ”) grants, and a most intriguing debate on public art. The approval of the […]

DPW Defends Pothole Filling Process

DPW Defends Pothole Filling Process

The hot topic of this committee meeting was a recent Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel article accusing the Department of Public Works (“DPW“) of having a racial bias in their handling of pothole filling.  Jeff Mantes and Jeff Polenske laid out DPW’s process in regards to pothole repair.  Explaining that they prioritize arterial roads higher than neighborhood streets […]

Public Works Committee Holds Up Appointments

Public Works Committee Holds Up Appointments

The reappointment of Jeff Mantes to the position of Commission of the Department of Public Works and the reappointment of Jeff Polenske to the position of City Engineer were held to the call of the chair to start off this meeting. As numerous reappointments have flown through as of late it appears this may be […]

Murphy’s Law: Why Businesses Are Attacking The State’s Freeway Plan
Murphy’s Law

Why Businesses Are Attacking The State’s Freeway Plan

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation's latest freeway project could "virtually suffocate downtown Milwaukee," a letter from the Downtown Business Improvement District complains.