Thursday, February 12, 2009

Gov. Doyle's wasted opportunities

Gov. Doyle is blowing a prime opportunities all over the place to jump start transit projects in southeastern Wisconsin.

His list of transportation projects to be funded with federal stimulus money contains not a single transit project. None. Zippo.

As the design phase for Zoo Interchange reconstruction advances, his Department of Transportation is simply refusing to do a transit alternatives analysis or to incorporate any transit components into the design. With the Zoo, County Grounds and higher education institutions all in the interchange area and Miller Park just a throw from the outfield away, this short-sightedness is almost beyond belief.

More evidence that the real issue in Wisconsin transportation funding isn't transportation. It's buying road builders and keeping them in the "D" column.

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