Joe Peterangelo's Blogs

December 18, 2017 - 9:00am
By: Joe Peterangelo
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...
September 28, 2017 - 6:00am
By: Joe Peterangelo
Our latest research finds that the four-county Milwaukee metropolitan area has made strides in increasing educational attainment levels and adding scientists, engineers, and technology workers to the regional talent pool. Yet, with regard to other...
September 18, 2017 - 9:00am
By: Joe Peterangelo
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
By: Joe Peterangelo
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...
August 11, 2017 - 8:55am
By: Joe Peterangelo
With state legislatures across the country struggling to balance their budgets, Governing magazine reports that many are looking to corrections budgets as a source of savings. Interestingly – as reported in a Governing article last week – they are...
March 27, 2017 - 8:00am
By: Joe Peterangelo
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...
February 24, 2017 - 8:00am
By: Joe Peterangelo
The recent convergence of several related endeavors led us to examine the potential benefits and challenges of developing a forensic science center in southeast Wisconsin: The State of Wisconsin is planning to develop a new crime laboratory in the...
November 21, 2016 - 10:11am
By: Joe Peterangelo
The inaugural Milwaukee Startup Week took place the first week of November, bringing entrepreneurs together to learn from one another. It couldn’t have come at a better time. Wisconsin was recently ranked last in the nation for startup...
October 24, 2016 - 9:22am
By: Joe Peterangelo
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...
October 4, 2016 - 7:30am
By: Joe Peterangelo
Mentoring has been recognized nationally as an effective strategy for ensuring that children complete high school, attend college, and avoid risky behavior. While dozens of organizations provide mentoring opportunities for youth in Milwaukee, those...

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