Milwaukeeans and residents statewide can take an action step Tuesday to confront two crises: burgeoning climate change-driven calamities which are flooding media and large swaths of the country, and systematic transportation service deficits in Southeastern Wisconsin which continue to fuel environmental and workforce injustices, too.
To strengthen the economies of the region’s metropolitan areas, the Great Lakes states and the federal government should:
• Design and embrace a new competitive vision for transportation policy that includes high speed rail, greater access to ports and freight hubs, and better maintenance and preservation of existing highway and transit systems
• Rebuild the region’s crumbling water and sewer infrastructure based on a thorough assessment of regional needs and a “fix-it-first” funding strategy that prioritizes existing systems in established communities.
• Reinvest in cities and older communities by targeting infrastructure and economic development funding toward catalytic urban projects and revamping federal policies that concentrate the poor in decaying urban neighborhoods
I am adding to this  post about environmental justice and government-enabled discriminatory planning in SE WI the schedule of an important television documentary about the destruction of African-American homes, business and neighborhood cohesion by I-43 construction from Milwaukee to the northern suburbs....
Say "No" to WisDOT's Billion-Dollar -I-94 Boondoggle
There is no constituency or true priority for, and zero fit with environmental justice and climate science facts and agendas to justify rebooting the Story Hill-area I-94 expansion which even road-building-boosting Walker had abandoned.
Media advisory: Groups to unveil alternative to I-94 expansion
In response to the proposed expansion of I-94 East West in Milwaukee, a coalition of environmental, faith and transit advocates will hold a virtual press conference on Tuesday, September 14 at 10 a.m. CT to release an alternative, transit-oriented plan that better meets the transportation, accessibility, equity, economic and environmental needs of the greater Milwaukee region.
Leaders from the coalition will share their unique perspectives related to the I-94 expansion and why they are calling for a better solution for Milwaukeeans. The report comes out as the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) begins the public input process for a supplemental environmental review of the proposed highway expansion.
The event will include the following speakers:
Gregg May, Transportation Policy Director, 1000 Friends of Wisconsin
Caressa Givens, Milwaukee Community Programs Manager, Wisconsin Bike Fed
Cheryl Nenn, Riverkeeper, Milwaukee Riverkeeper
Victoria Gillet, Physician and Member, Wisconsin Health Professionals for Climate Action
Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 10:00 AM CT
This event will be held via Zoom. Zoom event login for Tuesday, 9/14 at 10:00 AM CT: Click here to attend and use passcode 611467.
Or join by phone by dialing: +1 312 626 6799
Meeting ID: 967 2842 6598 Passcode: 611467
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