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Abele, Barrett and Other Milwaukee Leaders Urge Legislature to Restore Transit Funding

A coalition of Milwaukee leaders are sending a letter to lawmakers in Madison asking them to restore cuts in transit funding and requesting that they maintain the segregated Transportation Fund.

By - Apr 15th, 2013 03:28 pm

MILWAUKEE – A coalition of Milwaukee leaders are sending a letter to lawmakers in Madison asking them to restore cuts in transit funding and requesting that they maintain the segregated Transportation Fund.

The letter is signed by County Executive Chris Abele, Mayor Tom Barrett, UWM Chancellor Mike Lovell, MATC President Michael Burke and MMAC President Tim Sheehy. The diverse group that signed onto this letter shows how important a robust transit system is to the people and businesses of Milwaukee County.

As the letter points out, “…without predictable restored state funding, we cannot continue to connect students and the unemployed to education and training and senior citizens to healthcare and other basic necessities. Without adequate resources, our 151,000 daily riders will be left out in the cold and the emergent transit demand from young professionals and a growing senior population will be unmet.”

A copy of the letter is posted online:
http://county.milwaukee.gov/ImageLibrary/Groups/cntyExecutive/Press_Releases/2013/BiennialBudgetTransitFunding04.pdf

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