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Posts Tagged ‘WI’

Transportation Moves Wisconsin

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014
Transportation Moves Wisconsin

Transportation Moves Wisconsin. The state’s multimodal transportation network moves Wisconsin as it has from our beginnings. Important decisions need to be made about the path to a new vision for transportation.

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Natural Connections: Green Infrastructure in Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana

Thursday, January 30th, 2014
Natural Connections: Green Infrastructure in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana

Green infrastructure is the interconnected network of land and water that supports native species, maintains natural and ecological processes, sustains air and water resources, and contributes to the health and quality of life of people and communities…The need to protect the region’s green infrastructure is greater than ever. Rapid changes in land use, increases in non-native species, and other threats imperil the region’s natural heritage. Green infrastructure should serve as the strategic framework for conservation and development so that linkages and key natural areas can be preserved before development occurs.

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Getting to Work: Improving Transit Service to Suburban Milwaukee Job Hubs

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014
ride mcts

This report takes a fresh look at workforce mobility in metro Milwaukee by reconsidering the options that may exist to improve access to suburban job centers for those who cannot afford an automobile, or who otherwise cannot or opt not to use one. Our focus is on the four-county Milwaukee metropolitan statistical area, defined as Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Waukesha, and Washington counties. In exploring this topic, we acknowledge that the relocation of jobs to Milwaukee’s suburbs that has occurred during the past several decades is problematic on many levels, and that an ideal solution would be to encourage job growth in areas that already are well-served by transit. That is a long-term solution, however, and in the meantime there is merit in re-exploring potential transportation strategies that will better connect those seeking employment with areas where jobs currently are available.

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Madison, WI: Arrested Development

Thursday, August 1st, 2013
Madison, WI: Arrested Development

Arrested Development: High Density Development VS Quality of Life from Michael Kienitz on Vimeo.  This video is about a proposed 3½ story, 29,000 SF mixed use apartment building on the corner of Knickerbocker and Monroe streets in Madison, WI.. The development includes a 21-car parking garage that enters and exits on Knickerbocker, a residential street […]

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Top Ten Green Projects: 2013 Winners

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
Pearl Brewery/Full Goods Warehouse

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTS Top Ten Winners: San Antonio, TX: Pearl Brewery/Full Goods Warehouse The Pearl Brewery Redevelopment Master Plan and the adaptive reuse of the Full Goods Warehouse are serving as a model and catalyst for green urban revitalization in a long neglected portion of San Antonio’s inner city. After 15 years lying derelict, […]

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Highway Boom, Budget Bust: Are Misplaced Transportation Priorities Wasting Taxpayer Money and Squandering Wisconsin’s Precious Transportation Resources?

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

Wisconsin’s demographic and transportation trends are changing. But, state transportation plans are not. Wisconsin continues to spend heavily on new road capacity and highway expansions, reflecting a decades-old assumption that we are continuing to drive more every year.

This report questions whether the state of Wisconsin might be wasting huge sums of taxpayer money on unnecessary projects by planning to invest heavily in new roads and highway expansions that are out of sync with population and travel behavior trends in the state. On the one hand, Wisconsin’s population and its volume of driving grow at a relatively slow pace that has slowed over time.

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Searching for Novel Approaches to Transportation Funding

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Innovation NewsBriefs
Vol. 24, No. 1
As we enter the New Year (and begin our 24th year of publication), the debate about transportation funding is taking a new turn. Talk of raising the federal gas tax has become muted and even the efficacy of the gas tax itself is being questioned. And no wonder: vehicles are becoming more fuel efficient, CAFE standards are becoming more stringent, vehicle use is leveling off, and hybrids and electric vehicles are expected to slowly but surely increase their market penetration.

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Minnesota to Wisconsin: St. Croix Crossing Construction

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

An update on the St. Croix Crossing construction this week has concrete mixers floating across the river on barges. – rfilipczak on YouTube

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Kathleen Mulligan-Hansel, Deputy Director, The Partnership for Working Families

Thursday, July 14th, 2011
Kathleen Mulligan-Hansel

Kathleen Mulligan-Hansel is the Deputy Director of The Partnership for Working Families. She has deep roots in accountable development work, having served as a founding co-chair and primary staff lead for the Good Jobs & Livable Neighborhoods coalition in Milwaukee while a coordinator of the Working Families Project at the Institute for Wisconsin’s Future.

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Building Boondoggles? Is Governor Walker Spending Billions on Four Roads to Nowhere?

Monday, May 30th, 2011
Table 1: The Cost of Four Highway Expansion Projects

At a time when the State of Wisconsin is wielding an axe with many public programs and vital transportation services, it appears to be shoveling tax dollars toward four highly questionable highway expansion programs that could cost over $2 billion. The new construction largess is particularly troubling given that these tax dollars will be diverted from improving the state of repair on Wisconsin’s existing roads or transit systems, or from public structures such as schools and public safety in our local communities.

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