Monday, October 20, 2008

New UWM Study Cites Transit Losses, Regional Needs

A new study about the region's transit deficits has been released by UWM researchers.

The timing couldn't better, as county voters will have a chance on Nov. 4th to approve a sales tax referendum that would direct funding to transit, and because on Wednesday evening, from 5-7 at the Downtown Transit Center, federal reviewers will be in town to get your opinion about how well the regional planning agency has overseen transit/transportation spending in southeastern Wisconsin.

The study, by the UWM Center for Economic Development, documents the connections between transit and employment, and where the needs are.

Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties need to be better connected by more than highways if the regional economy is to succeed.

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