Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Barrett supports Bauman's transit-not-expansion plan

Mayor Tom Barrett's administration supports Ald. Bob Bauman's resolution calling for the state to forego expanding North-South I-94 and instead fund the Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee commuter rail extension and high-speed rail development.

Public Works Commissioner Jeff Mantes told Bauman during Wednesday's meeting of the Common Council's Public Works Committee that the administration backs the proposal.

The committee won't vote on the measure until next month. The proposal did pick up three new sponsors besides the already-announced Bauman and Ald. Michael "Short-timer" D'Amato. Aldermen Bob Donovan, Michael Murphy and Willie Wade also have signed on.

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