transportation

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

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

Highway 41 Could Become Interstate By 2014

Sep 3, 2013
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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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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.

Wisconsin's State Capitol
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One of the big budget items coming before the Legislature’s Joint Finance committee Tuesday will be transportation.