Monday, June 1, 2009

Zoo Interchange plans omit transit considerations

The $2.3 billion price tag for Zoo Interchange reconstruction includes absolutely nothing for potential future transit integration.

Zero. Zip. Nada.

No potential for rail to the County Grounds, Mayfair, Highway 100, or Miller Park (east of the project area) is considered.

Employers, meanwhile, are crying out for a modern transit system that can get workers to and from jobs.

WisDOT, instead, looks only cramming more cars on to bigger roads, both freeways and local streets. More on this later.

The very likely long delay in Zoo Interchange reconstruction provides a very appropriate opportunity to reconsider and correct the bad decision to ignore transit in the study.

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