8 pages have the tag Transportation

    /news/columns/2014/a-constitutional-amendment-will-not-solve-transportation-problems/
    Summary: “Tell us about the Transportation Constitutional Amendment,” the Eau Claire man asked.
    Body: “Tell us about the Transportation Constitutional Amendment,” the Eau Claire man asked. On November 4th people have the opportunity to vote on an amendment to the Wisconsin Constitution. The question, paraphrased, is: should money collected in gas...
    /news/columns/2015/transportation-spending-it-s-time-for-a-comprehensive-audit/
    Summary: “Senate leader on budget deal: ‘I don’t know where we are at’” was the headline of a recent Associated Press story on the budget deal. The story went on to report there’s “no agreement yet on how to pay for transportation projects…”
    Body: “Senate leader on budget deal: ‘I don’t know where we are at’” was the headline of a recent Associated Press story on the budget deal. The story went on to report there’s “no agreement yet on how to pay for transportation projects…” While the Sen...
    /news/columns/2015/four-not-so-easy-ways-to-balance-the-transportation-budget/
    Summary: Budget talks are stalled. Legislators can’t seem to find a way through the labyrinth of interests stalking the Capitol halls. One main sticking point is how to balance the transportation budget.
    Body: Four (Not so Easy) Ways to Balance the Transportation Budget “If it was up to you,” the Chamber of Commerce moderator asked area legislators, “How would you solve the transportation problem?” Budget talks are stalled. Legislators can’t seem to...
    /news/columns/2016/new-transportation-ideas-needed-to-handle-more-intense-storms/
    Summary: Winter came to Buffalo County. The weather turned to snow and then to ice.
    Body: New Transportation Ideas Needed to Handle More Intense Storms Winter came to Buffalo County. The weather turned to snow and then to ice. In our hilly part of the world, rural people are used to finding new ways out of the valleys during bad weat...
    /news/columns/2016/how-to-fund-roads-a-balancing-act/
    Summary: Funding roads is an important job for state leaders. Nine cents of every state budget dollar goes towards transportation. In the vagaries of Wisconsin state budgeting, this includes dollars the feds send Wisconsin (about forty cents of every road...
    Body: September 21, 2016   How to Fund Roads: A Balancing Act Funding roads is an important job for state leaders. Nine cents of every state budget dollar goes towards transportation. In the vagaries of Wisconsin state budgeting, this includes dollar...
    /news/columns/2017/seeking-solutions-for-state-road-budget/
    Summary: A tall man stopped me in the hall of the Capitol. “Can’t you just increase the gas tax?” he asked me. “I’m here to ask my Republican Senator to increase the gas tax. We need to fix the roads.”
    Body: Seeking Solutions for State Road Budget A tall man stopped me in the hall of the Capitol. “Can’t you just increase the gas tax?” he asked me. “I’m here to ask my Republican Senator to increase the gas tax. We need to fix the roads.” He smiled. T...
    /news/columns/2017/audit-hearing-highlights-problems-and-way-forward-with-transportation/
    Summary: “Deputies are trying to figure out what caused a bridge on a rural road west of Arcadia to collapse.” The WEAU-TV story broke the same morning as a recent Legislative Audit Committee hearing on the State Highways Program.
    Body:   Audit Hearing Highlights Problems and Way Forward with Transportation “Deputies are trying to figure out what caused a bridge on a rural road west of Arcadia to collapse.” The WEAU-TV story broke the same morning as a recent Legislative Audit...
    /news/columns/2017/who-has-been-watching-spending-at-dot/
    Summary: “Let me see how much you spent,” my mother said when I returned from the store. As the oldest of five children, I was often sent to the store to buy groceries. When I returned home, my mother checked the grocery bag, the receipt and counted the ch...
    Body:   Who Has Been Watching Spending at DOT? “Let me see how much you spent,” my mother said when I returned from the store. As the oldest of five children, I was often sent to the store to buy groceries. When I returned home, my mother checked the...