transportation

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...
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...
February 2, 2016 - 9:00am
An article published in the Boston Globe over the weekend discusses an ongoing challenge for many Boston residents who work in the suburbs: a lack of transportation options to make it the final distance from the nearest transit stop to their...
July 24, 2015 - 8:00am
Last week, the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution to use $7.5 million from its debt service reserve fund for parks and transit improvements and to provide a cost-of-living salary adjustment to all County employees. Supporters...
March 2, 2015 - 5:00pm
After a decade of service cuts and fare increases, the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) has managed to stabilize bus services, develop new express routes, and introduce an electronic fare card system in recent years. While these are welcomed...
May 2, 2014 - 9:00am
Last week, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT) announced $39 million in awards for transportation projects throughout the state that would positively affect air quality, including $17 million for Milwaukee County to add several new...
February 11, 2013 - 9:00am
The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) recently released its annual Urban Mobility Report, prompting alarming headlines across the country regarding the severity and consequences of traffic congestion.   NBC News, for...
January 17, 2012 - 10:20am
According to a recent Milwaukee Journal Sentinel PolitiFact article, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele's decision to use $36.6 million in federal funds to buy new buses "kept" a campaign promise to "develop a plan" to finally spend the money,...
March 11, 2011 - 8:00am
A key transportation provision in the governor's proposed budget that may have huge implications for mass transit also reflects a larger ideological debate that's raging in the nation's capital.The provision stipulates that effective in 2013, state...
October 28, 2010 - 8:45am
The recently initiated debate regarding pay-only express lanes (also known as high-occupancy toll, or HOT lanes) on Wisconsin highways mirrors the discussion in other jurisdictions that have pursued such lanes.On the one hand, local opponents, like...

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