4:14 pm
Mon November 17, 2014

DOT Secretary Proposes New Taxes, Fees to Pay for Roads

DOT leaders are suggesting higher gas taxes as a way to pay for Wisconsin roadwork into the future.
Credit Bob Bach

Wisconsin transportation officials are eyeing ways to raise $750 million over the next two years. Possibilities include higher prices at the gas pump and new fees on vehicle purchases. Gov. Walker and GOP leaders have been cool to the idea of new taxes, so it’s unclear what might happen with the DOT plan.

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Politics & Government
10:42 am
Tue October 14, 2014

Wisconsin Voters Will Make Decision About Transportation Funding

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A referendum on November's ballot will let voters decide whether to require Wisconsin to spend all transportation revenue on transportation projects.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Wed October 8, 2014

Plenty of Ideas on How to Handle Wisconsin's Transportation Budget Shortfall

State lawmakers will have to deal with a huge deficit in the transportation budget when they return in January.
Credit Jimmy Emerson, Flickr

Wisconsin may have to plug a $700 million shortfall in its next transportation budget.

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Economy & Business
3:33 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

The Growing Need For Fuel Efficient Vehicles

With more cars and higher fuel prices, automakers are developing more fuel-efficient models.
Credit Simon Forsyth / Flickr

The gas crisis of the 1970s led many Americans to start valuing fuel efficiency, and auto makers to respond. Lots of things were tried – smaller engines, smaller cars, turbos, the gear known as overdrive. But when gas prices dropped again in the ‘90s, cars – and SUVs – got bigger again.

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Economy & Business
5:37 pm
Fri December 20, 2013

Affordable Car Loan Program Helps Milwaukeeans Get to Work

The YWCA Southeast Wisconsin is administering the Ways to Work affordable car loan program for Milwaukee parents.

A new program is helping some Milwaukeeans who struggle to get financing get a car loan - to help them get to work.

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Politics & Government
1:18 pm
Tue September 3, 2013

Highway 41 Could Become Interstate By 2014

The starting point of U.S. Highway 41 is located on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
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Part of next year's road construction could be plans to convert U.S. Highway 41 into an interstate.

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8:00 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Increased Freight Rail Traffic Slowed Due to Old Lines

Freight Rail lines once discontinued in Wisconsin, are being returned to service.
Credit Randen Pederson,

You may not often see them, but plenty of trains crisscross Wisconsin these days carrying freight. The state and rail companies have been bringing old lines back to life because of increased demand, but much work is needed.

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Politics & Government
3:42 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

State Lawmakers Grapple With Huge Transportation Deficit

The Joint Finance committee will take up the state transportation budget on Tuesday.
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One of the big budget items coming before the Legislature’s Joint Finance committee Tuesday will be transportation.

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