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Brian Dranzik

Brian Dranzik, Director of the Milwaukee County Department of Transportation.

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Southwest Airlines Adds Nonstop Flights from MKE to Destin, Florida
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Southwest Airlines Adds Nonstop Flights from MKE to Destin, Florida

Also extends existing nonstop service to Fort Lauderdale and Sarasota/Bradenton

United Adds Nonstop Service to Five Great Summer Destinations
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United Adds Nonstop Service to Five Great Summer Destinations

First-ever nonstop service from MKE to vacation destinations on the south, east coasts

Spirit Airlines Coming to Mitchell Airport

Spirit Airlines Coming to Mitchell Airport

Carrier will run three non-stop flights: to LA, Las Vegas and Orlando.

“Trunk to Terminal” Service Now Available at SuperSaver Parking
MKE Announces Campaign to End Human Trafficking
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MKE Announces Campaign to End Human Trafficking

January is National Slavery & Human Trafficking Prevention Month

United Airlines Extends Nonstop Schedule to Two Florida Destinations
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United Airlines Extends Nonstop Schedule to Two Florida Destinations

New Service from Milwaukee to Tampa and Fort Myers extended through April 12, 2021

Transportation: Milwaukee Airport Traffic Stagnant
Transportation

Milwaukee Airport Traffic Stagnant

Still down due to pandemic. County budget likely to adjust airport expenditures in 2021.

Airport Finances Under Pressure

Airport Finances Under Pressure

Mitchell International having trouble collecting payments from concessionaires.

Airport Revamps Flight Museum, USO Center

Airport Revamps Flight Museum, USO Center

New gallery has exhibit on a local Tuskegee Airman.

Bronzeville Themed Store Opens at Airport

Bronzeville Themed Store Opens at Airport

Store will sell goods from Bronzeville neighborhood businesses and entrepreneurs.

Transportation: Airport Traffic Still Down in May
Transportation

Airport Traffic Still Down in May

Given the massive drop in traffic seen in April, May's slight improvement may be negligible.

Transportation: Mitchell Airport Traffic Down 90%
Transportation

Mitchell Airport Traffic Down 90%

Revenue down just as much. Director says social distancing incredibly difficult to arrange.

Transportation: Airport Wins $600,000 Federal Grant
Transportation

Airport Wins $600,000 Federal Grant

Grant will be used to rehabilitate a runway at Mitchell International.

MKE Continues to Innovate: Coat Check Service Now Available
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MKE Continues to Innovate: Coat Check Service Now Available

Mitchell Airport becomes the only major U.S airport to allow travelers to check their coats

Summerfest Marketplace Officially Opens at MKE
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Summerfest Marketplace Officially Opens at MKE

New store features Wisconsin apparel, accessories, décor, and Summerfest merchandise.

United Airlines Announces New Daily Nonstop Service Between Milwaukee and San Francisco
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United Airlines Announces New Daily Nonstop Service Between Milwaukee and San Francisco

Daily summer service between the Brew City and the City by the Bay begins June 4, 2020

Alaska Airlines Doubles Milwaukee-Seattle Flights
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Alaska Airlines Doubles Milwaukee-Seattle Flights

Increases daily flights from one to two for summer 2020

Chose MKE to Add Flights, Jobs, and Millions of $$$ to our Hometown
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Chose MKE to Add Flights, Jobs, and Millions of $$$ to our Hometown

Results of the Airport’s recent economic impact study show that if Milwaukeeans choose MKE over a Chicago airport, we could add new flights, hundreds of new jobs and more than $200 million annually to Wisconsin’s economy.

New Food and Beverage Options for MKE Travelers
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New Food and Beverage Options for MKE Travelers

Cousins Subs and Starbucks open in Concourse C

Mitchell Ranks Higher in Cancelled Flights

Mitchell Ranks Higher in Cancelled Flights

Study ranks Milwaukee’s airport 29th of 75 in nation, but better than Chicago’s two airports.

Energy Efficiency Day: Milwaukee County Launches ‘Journey to Sustainability’ at Mitchell Airport
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Energy Efficiency Day: Milwaukee County Launches ‘Journey to Sustainability’ at Mitchell Airport

Sustainability management plan for airport reflects Countywide commitment to reducing environmental footprint and finding greener ways to operate

Make Change With Spare Change: New Donation Boxes at Airport to Help Fight Homelessness in Milwaukee County
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Make Change With Spare Change: New Donation Boxes at Airport to Help Fight Homelessness in Milwaukee County

County Executive Chris Abele introduces new donation boxes at Mitchell Airport, where travelers can donate to support Milwaukee County's Housing First endowment

VISIT Milwaukee Names 2018-2019 Officers and Board of Directors
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VISIT Milwaukee Names 2018-2019 Officers and Board of Directors

Board Directors volunteer their time to assist in providing overall strategic direction to VISIT Milwaukee and by advocating its mission to the community.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces New Airport Director at General Mitchell International Airport
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Announces New Airport Director at General Mitchell International Airport

Dranzik has been serving as interim director of the airport since September 14th.

Eyes on Milwaukee: County Board Okays Bid for Streetcar
Eyes on Milwaukee

County Board Okays Bid for Streetcar

Despite long odds against winning, county will submit bid to the city.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Should County Operate Streetcar?
Eyes on Milwaukee

Should County Operate Streetcar?

Board members push -- belatedly -- for county transit to operate streetcar.

County Plans for Bus Rapid Transit

County Plans for Bus Rapid Transit

BRT line would connect Downtown and Medical College, federal funds will be sought.

 
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Milwaukee County hires new airport director from private sector

Milwaukee’s Infrastructure Challenges

Milwaukee’s Infrastructure Challenges

Public Policy Forum panelists agree: Federal money is becoming a less reliable source of infrastructure funding.

 
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Dayton airport director has tough words about short time in Milwaukee

Murphy’s Law: Who’s To Blame for Bus Strike?
Murphy’s Law

Who’s To Blame for Bus Strike?

The union? Chris Abele? John Weishan? Scott Walker? A frank assessment.

Proposal to Lift Taxicab Permit Caps Approved by Committee
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Proposal to Lift Taxicab Permit Caps Approved by Committee

Free Market Competition in Taxi Industry On Its Way to GMIA

Why City Workers Can’t Get to Suburban Jobs

Why City Workers Can’t Get to Suburban Jobs

Milwaukee County Transit has reduced service by 14% since 2000, and 13% of city households lack a car.

MetroGO! event to discuss link between transportation, jobs
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MetroGO! event to discuss link between transportation, jobs

Many employers formerly accessible by transit are no longer reachable that way; 13% of county households don't have use of a car

Plenty of Horne: We Need Better Transit!
Plenty of Horne

We Need Better Transit!

Suburban officials and business leaders at Downtown conference on transit call for better connections to the city.

Murphy’s Law: The Nuclear Option
Murphy’s Law

The Nuclear Option

Supervisors nuke Chris Abele’s staff salaries. Will this hurt the county?