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MKE County: How Do You Calculate a Project’s Climate Impact?
MKE County

How Do You Calculate a Project’s Climate Impact?

County government has developed a formula to evaluate that for infrastructure projects.

Transportation: County Working To Revive On-Demand Paratransit Taxis
Transportation

County Working To Revive On-Demand Paratransit Taxis

Prior service canceled because of concerns about drug testing, vehicles that didn't support wheelchairs.

Supervisor Coggs-Jones to Host Transit and Paratransit Leaders at Upcoming Listen & Learn Session
Transportation: Is It the End of Battery Electric Buses for Milwaukee?
Transportation

Is It the End of Battery Electric Buses for Milwaukee?

Top transit officials say there are currently no reliable manufacturers in U.S. market.

Transportation: Supervisors Recommend Funding for On-Demand Paratransit, Despite Objections
Transportation

Supervisors Recommend Funding for On-Demand Paratransit, Despite Objections

Though the funding is likely not enough, and would be realized by issuing debt.

MKE County: Board and County Exec At Odds Over Debt, Spending
MKE County

Board and County Exec At Odds Over Debt, Spending

Board wants to surpass debt limit given new sales tax, surplus.

MKE County: MCDOT Breaks Ground On New Highway Maintenance Facility
MKE County

MCDOT Breaks Ground On New Highway Maintenance Facility

Will double footprint of northwest side highway maintenance shop, add its first women's bathrooms

Transportation: Milwaukee County Receives Funding To Test Road Safety Infrastructure
Transportation

Milwaukee County Receives Funding To Test Road Safety Infrastructure

Funding will cover portable speed humps and high-visibility sidewalks.

Transportation: Crowley, Transit Officials Oppose ‘Transit Rangers’ Backed By Drivers
Transportation

Crowley, Transit Officials Oppose ‘Transit Rangers’ Backed By Drivers

Board fails to get administration buy-in for transit rangers, pitting union against Crowley and MCTS.

MKE County: 30 New MCTS Buses Included In 2024 Budget
MKE County

30 New MCTS Buses Included In 2024 Budget

But Milwaukee County still has fewer buses than it did pre-pandemic.

Transportation: County Creating Plan to Combat Reckless Driving
Transportation

County Creating Plan to Combat Reckless Driving

Problem at 'crisis level,' county seeks federal funding.

Transportation: County Planning A Third BRT Line
Transportation

County Planning A Third BRT Line

Crowley's budget includes $50,000 to study line from Downtown to West Allis and Waukesha.

Transportation: 35th Street Bike-Bus Study Planned
Transportation

35th Street Bike-Bus Study Planned

Temporary protected lanes for bicycles and buses to be tested as part of federally funded study.

MKE County: Board Recommends Transit Rangers for Bus Security
MKE County

Board Recommends Transit Rangers for Bus Security

But transit officials privately raise concerns about program as currently envisioned.

Transportation: County Paratransit Program in Crisis
Transportation

County Paratransit Program in Crisis

As county switches from two providers to one, riders fall through the cracks.

Custom Shipping Container Company Will Take Over Former Fiebrantz Station

Custom Shipping Container Company Will Take Over Former Fiebrantz Station

Buyers plan to employ as many as 24 people at the facility.

MKE County: South Shore Breakwater Getting Emergency Repairs This Fall
MKE County

South Shore Breakwater Getting Emergency Repairs This Fall

But 2023 budget politics may have killed appetite for long-term repairs.

Transportation: County Races to Replace Aging Bus Fleet
Transportation

County Races to Replace Aging Bus Fleet

Transportation officials pursue replacement of 30 buses in 2024.

Former Fiebrantz Bus Station Could Be Redeveloped

Former Fiebrantz Bus Station Could Be Redeveloped

County plans to enter into a development agreement with a potential buyer for former MCTS station.

Transportation: Your Input Sought For Reckless Driving Campaign
Transportation

Your Input Sought For Reckless Driving Campaign

County's information gathering campaign ends with 8 public meetings in August.

Transportation: 35th Street Bus-Bike Lane Wins Federal Funding
Transportation

35th Street Bus-Bike Lane Wins Federal Funding

Milwaukee County Department of Transportation awarded $400,000 for feasibility study.

MKE County: After First Rejecting Funding, Old Loomis Road Will Be Fixed
MKE County

After First Rejecting Funding, Old Loomis Road Will Be Fixed

Plus: Board gets preview of minority rule, and Sup. Burgelis holds pride ceremony despite having his jaw wired shut.

Transportation: County Paratransit Taxi Service Ending?
Transportation

County Paratransit Taxi Service Ending?

Two county agencies recommend ending door-to-door service for disabled. September 28 could be its last day.

Transportation: Have Republicans Put Milwaukee Transit On Chopping Block?
Transportation

Have Republicans Put Milwaukee Transit On Chopping Block?

Milwaukee legislators oppose move by GOP-controlled Joint Finance Committee.

MKE County: County Could Pay For Old Loomis Road Repair, After Rejecting State Funding
MKE County

County Could Pay For Old Loomis Road Repair, After Rejecting State Funding

New Sup. Kathleen Vincent seeks repairs stymied by former board.

Transportation: 16 Bus Routes Could Be Cut By 2025
Transportation

16 Bus Routes Could Be Cut By 2025

Budget cuts could slash 45% of all bus routes and 20% of bus service, MCTS warns.

Transportation: County Announces Reckless Driving Listening Tour
Transportation

County Announces Reckless Driving Listening Tour

Safe Streets Roadshow part of large planning process. First session is June 8.

MKE County: Will Old Loomis Road Finally Be Fixed?
MKE County

Will Old Loomis Road Finally Be Fixed?

Supervisors reconsider road repair after turning down state funding for project two years ago.

Transportation: Denise Wandke Is New Head of MCTS
Transportation

Denise Wandke Is New Head of MCTS

Former bus driver has risen through ranks to lead Milwaukee County Transit System.

Transportation: Free Election Day Buses Still Illegal, Attorneys Say
Transportation

Free Election Day Buses Still Illegal, Attorneys Say

Board amendment asks county attorneys to find legal way to do it. They can't and don't.

Eyes on Milwaukee: City Seeks Restaurant or Cafe For Downtown Park
Eyes on Milwaukee

City Seeks Restaurant or Cafe For Downtown Park

Its plan for Vel R. Phillips Plaza is to create new gathering spot for Westown.

Transportation: MCTS Will Provide Buses for Summerfest
Transportation

MCTS Will Provide Buses for Summerfest

MCTS returning to Summerfest with shuttles from two park-and-ride lots.

Transportation: County Picks Consultant for Reckless Driving Study
Transportation

County Picks Consultant for Reckless Driving Study

Chicago-based urban planning firm, MUSE Community + Design, will do study.

Transportation: While Future Uncertain, County Extends Paratransit Taxi to September
Transportation

While Future Uncertain, County Extends Paratransit Taxi to September

County initially planned to discontinue service due to new federal regulations.

Supervisor Coggs-Jones Appointed to Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission
MKE County: Proposed North-South BRT Line Loses Southern Anchor
MKE County

Proposed North-South BRT Line Loses Southern Anchor

Northwestern Mutual's Franklin campus, with 2,000 employees, was supposed to be the southernmost stop on new bus rapid transit line.

MKE County: Dan Boehm Out at MCTS
MKE County

Dan Boehm Out at MCTS

County bus system leader since 2014 faced employee allegations of verbal abuse and retaliation.

Transportation: Feds Will Fund Milwaukee County’s Safe Streets Plan
Transportation

Feds Will Fund Milwaukee County’s Safe Streets Plan

$800,000 grant will fund county-wide road safety plan, a precursor to move funding

MCTS Announces Rosa Parks Scholarship Recipients Day Before Her Birthday
Transportation: North-South BRT Plans Advancing in 2023
Transportation

North-South BRT Plans Advancing in 2023

Transit officials will focus on new BRT project after East-West BRT launches in June.

Transportation: Opponents Assail I-94 Expansion at Public Hearing
Transportation

Opponents Assail I-94 Expansion at Public Hearing

Anti-expansion coalition pushes 'Fix at Six' rather than eight-lane I-94 expansion.

County Supervisors Commend Milwaukee County Transit System and Amalgamated Transit Union 998 on New Contract
MKE County: Disabled Riders Decry End To Taxi Service
MKE County

Disabled Riders Decry End To Taxi Service

Transit Union demands more funding, others push sheriff budget cuts at public budget meeting.

Transportation: Milwaukee County Gets Funding For Reckless Driving Plan
Transportation

Milwaukee County Gets Funding For Reckless Driving Plan

Study will look at policies and practices to be applied across the county.

Transportation: Transit System Will Continue to Shrink
Transportation

Transit System Will Continue to Shrink

Budget cuts beginning in 2023 will soften landing from transit system's fiscal cliff.

MKE County: Legal Concerns Raised Over Free Election-Day Transit
MKE County

Legal Concerns Raised Over Free Election-Day Transit

Committee approves free election bus rides, but county attorney says there is risk of legal challenge.

Transportation: MCTS Adds 73 New Clean-Diesel Buses To Fleet
Transportation

MCTS Adds 73 New Clean-Diesel Buses To Fleet

MCTS working to replace more than 200 aging buses by 2024.

Transportation: Countywide Safe Streets Plan Coming?
Transportation

Countywide Safe Streets Plan Coming?

County board supports applying for federal funds to create plan in concert with all 19 municipalities.

MCTS Announces Rosa Parks Scholarship Recipients on Her Birthday
MKE County: KK River Oak Leaf Expansion Planned
MKE County

KK River Oak Leaf Expansion Planned

Bike trail would run between S. 27th St. and S. 16th St. on the south side of the river.

Transportation: Beerline Trail Extension Could Get Federal Funds
Transportation

Beerline Trail Extension Could Get Federal Funds

County Department of Transportation seeking $1.6 million for trail expansion.

Transportation: County Pursues Funding to Replace 64 Buses
Transportation

County Pursues Funding to Replace 64 Buses

Hundreds of MCTS buses are coming due for replacement in upcoming years.

MKE County: State Cuts to County Transit Go Deep
MKE County

State Cuts to County Transit Go Deep

Legislature cuts Milwaukee's funding by $32.7 million over next two years. Impact could be devastating.

Transportation: Variable Speed Limits Causing Freeway Crashes?
Transportation

Variable Speed Limits Causing Freeway Crashes?

Sheriff, county, WISDOT analyzing whether abrupt changes in speed limits are unsafe.

Transportation: County May Change Electric Bus Policy. Again
Transportation

County May Change Electric Bus Policy. Again

Department of Transportation doesn't want to pursue diesel hybrid-electric buses.

Transportation: City Committee Approves Its Part of BRT Project
Transportation

City Committee Approves Its Part of BRT Project

Agreement will have the city getting paid to plow snow in exchange for giving up traffic lanes.

MKE County: County Freeway Speed Limits A Danger?
MKE County

County Freeway Speed Limits A Danger?

Sudden changes in speed limits, outdated infrastructure cited as problems. County Board will investigate problem.

Transportation: Interstate 94 Expansion Gets Cold Reception at City Hall
Transportation

Interstate 94 Expansion Gets Cold Reception at City Hall

Over $1 billion for 54 blocks. Bauman asks where else the money could go?

MKE County: MCTS Establishes Rosa Parks Scholarship
MKE County

MCTS Establishes Rosa Parks Scholarship

County transit system also holding an annual tribute to parks on all buses.

MKE County: County Officials Want SEWRPC Changes
MKE County

County Officials Want SEWRPC Changes

Milwaukee pays more for less representation. But proposal could hurt effort to build state coalition for tax levy limits.

Transportation: BRT Line Delayed Until 2022
Transportation

BRT Line Delayed Until 2022

Trump administration mismanagement of federal grant delays county Bus Rapid Transit.

Transportation: Bus Rapid Transit Faces Delays, Higher Costs
Transportation

Bus Rapid Transit Faces Delays, Higher Costs

Trump administration mismanagement of grant program costing county time and money.

Transportation: Could Federal Grant Revive the Jobline?
Transportation

Could Federal Grant Revive the Jobline?

Supervisors eager to recreate the shuttered bus service push to use federal grant.

Transportation: Couture Streetcar Extension Decision Pushed to June 2020
Transportation

Couture Streetcar Extension Decision Pushed to June 2020

"We look like complete fools," says Bauman as Marcoux expresses confidence in project.

Transportation: County Wins Grant For Electric Buses
Transportation

County Wins Grant For Electric Buses

$1.7 million federal matching grant will help buy Battery Electric Buses.

MKE County: Abele’s Power Over County Transit Targeted
MKE County

Abele’s Power Over County Transit Targeted

Proposal gives county supervisors and employees more power over county bus system.

Transportation: County Looks to Add Electric Buses
Transportation

County Looks to Add Electric Buses

County applies for federal grant for electric buses, though head of MCDOT not a fan.

Governor Evers Announces Transportation Stakeholder Task Force
Press Release

Governor Evers Announces Transportation Stakeholder Task Force

Together, this group will discuss the state’s critical transportation issues and seek solutions to these challenges.

Abele: Addressing Homelessness through Regional Cooperation
Press Release

Abele: Addressing Homelessness through Regional Cooperation

Milwaukee County, City of Milwaukee, State of Wisconsin and other partners continue collaboration to connect individuals in encampments with permanent housing

Abele Thanks County Board Committee and Chairman for Unanimous Support of Donna Brown-Martin
Press Release

Abele Thanks County Board Committee and Chairman for Unanimous Support of Donna Brown-Martin

Transportation, Public Works and Transit Committee votes 5-0 in favor of confirming acting head of Milwaukee County Department of Transportation