transit

April 16, 2018 - 8:15am
In the most recent issue of our Focus newsletter, we briefly mentioned a proposal to create dedicated autonomous vehicle lanes to accommodate Foxconn trucks from Mitchell Field in Milwaukee to Mount Pleasant in neighboring Racine County. Space...
January 17, 2018 - 8:30am
The Milwaukee County Transit System’s recently announced bus route eliminations exemplify the difficulty of providing transit services that effectively connect workers who live in the City of Milwaukee with jobs in the suburbs. Three of the routes...
December 19, 2017 - 2:15pm
It’s been a busy year for the Forum. Despite all of the work involved with our merger with WISTAX, our research agenda has remained robust and our research findings have been the subject of policy deliberations on many fronts. Here, we take one more...
December 18, 2017 - 9:00am
A new leader has been crowned in the movement to advance the quality and speed of bus services in the U.S. After nearly a decade of looking to Cleveland’s HealthLine as the best model for bus rapid transit (BRT) in the nation – as we did in our...
October 26, 2017 - 8:00am
Few local policy issues generate more emotional debate than the Milwaukee streetcar. And, if a recent Marquette Law School poll is any indication, this issue is likely to remain controversial even after the initial streetcar line opens a year from...
September 18, 2017 - 9:00am
Ride MCTS, a new mobile application expected to be made available by the end of the year, was previewed at Milwaukee County’s Transportation, Public Works, and Transit Committee last week. The free app will allow users to plan trips, access real-...
September 1, 2017 - 3:42pm
The Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) and Bublr Bikes just took a significant step forward in integrating their two systems by partnering on a new “Buslr” pass. The pass allows users to swipe the same card when boarding an MCTS bus as when...
March 27, 2017 - 8:00am
The rise of smart phones, mobile applications, and new private transportation service providers has ushered in a highly experimental period in which transit systems are testing new ways of providing services. Is it time for similar experimentation...
October 25, 2016 - 11:38am
One of the most difficult challenges for Forum researchers as we seek to objectively analyze the Milwaukee County, City of Milwaukee, and Milwaukee Public Schools budgets each year is to point out the long-term financial challenges facing each...
October 24, 2016 - 9:22am
When it comes to transportation, we are living in a dynamic period of innovation. Concurrent with the rise of smart phones, Milwaukee and cities across the world recently have introduced carsharing, bikesharing, ridesourcing, and other new ways of...

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