Milwaukee Transit Riders Union
Press Release

Our message to WISDOT: No expansion, we need transit options!

WISDOT has refused to consider a third option

By - Dec 1st, 2014 08:20 am

WISDOT is currently seeking input on proposals for reconstructing I-94 between 16th Street and 70th Street. The only options presented are two forms of expansion:

  1. At grade expansion with 4 lanes each way – estimated cost $800 million
  2. Double-deck expansion – estimated cost $1.2 billion

WISDOT has refused to consider a third option:

Replacing existing concrete highway within the same footprint would cost an estimated $300 million, nearly a billion dollars less than the Double-deck proposal! Imagine the transit and local road improvements that could happen in Milwaukee with a billion dollars.

We need you to turn out to the Public Hearing, WISDOT is required to provide every attendee a chance to have their voice heard, which will be valuable in our continuing effort to fight this expansion.

There are two public hearings

  • Wednesday December 3rd from 3 – 7 pm at the Tommy Thompson Youth Center 640 S. 84th Street. Accessible via routes 44, 44U and 67 (84th Street branch).
  • Thursday December 4th from 5 to 8 pm at Marquette High School 3401 W. Wisconsin Avenue. Accessible via routes 10, 30 and 35.

We are encouraging all transit advocates to show up en masse at Thursday at 6pm at Marquette High School to demonstrate unified opposition to the proposal.

No matter what day and what time – the most important thing is that you show up and add you voice to the list of opposition – with a unified message: no expansion – we need transit options!

Monthly Meeting Saturday December 6, 2014 at 10:00am

1845 N. Farwell Av. Suite 100
(on routes 30 and Green Line)

Our monthly meeting is Saturday December 6th. We’ll discuss next steps to oppose the I-94 Expansion and push for transit alternatives. See you there!

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