8 pages have the tag Transportation

  • /news/columns/2018/local-leaders-call-for-fixing-the-road-budget/
    Summary “We budget, and have to save up, for over three years to do one mile or less [of road],” wrote Barb Traun the Maxville Town Clerk. Even with the savings, the Buffalo County Township must borrow to pave roads.
    Body Local Leaders Call for Fixing the Road Budget “We budget, and have to save up, for over three years to do one mile or less [of road],” wrote Barb Traun the Maxville Town Clerk. Even with the savings, the Buffalo County Township must borrow to pave ...
  • /news/columns/2018/former-dot-secretary-honest-discussion-about-transportation-needed/
    Summary Farmers in western Wisconsin are worried new bridge weight limits will add time and cost to their already stressful lives.
    Body Former DOT Secretary: Honest Discussion about Transportation Needed Farmers in western Wisconsin are worried new bridge weight limits will add time and cost to their already stressful lives. “This is a very serious concern for us,” Farm Bureau spok...
  • /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. Then...
  • /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 dol...
    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 dollars t...
  • /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 fi...
  • /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 Transportation Spending: It’s time for a comprehensive audit “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 y...
  • /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 weather...
  • 2018

    Last edited: 03/06/2018

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