Skip to comments.Highway commission won’t advance new major projects after 5-year hiatus
Posted on 12/20/2019 6:42:56 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
A long-dormant commission charged with planning major road construction opted not to advance any projects after a five-year hiatus that ended Friday.
The Transportation Projects Commission met for the first time since 2014 on Friday. The commission is charged with advancing planned highway projects to the Legislature and directing the study of others as part of the Wisconsin Department of Transportations Major Highway Development program, typically among some of the biggest in the state.
This committee has been un-functioning for several years and we want to have an opportunity for a good group of people to think through transportation issues facing the state of Wisconsin, Gov. Tony Evers said during the meeting.
Fridays TPC meeting comes after lawmakers passed a two-year state budget that increases highway spending overall chiefly by putting $320 million more into fixing existing roads. The budget, however, reduced spending on major highway projects. Thompson said officials aimed to invest in existing roads in the budget, and lacked a roster of major highway projects because of the TPCs inaction.
The commission, however, didnt act on projects that have been in the works since the group stopped meeting in 2014. WisDOT Secretary-Designee Craig Thompson said the commission wouldnt advance three projects that are in the planning stage and wouldnt recommend new ones for study, although it could in future meetings. The commission typically meets once a year.
The department has determined that the needs that exist have other more appropriate remedies, he said.
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Is one of Biden’s kids on it? Spouse? Stripper?
The politicians and their cronies have scammed off the public fisc for generations yet to be born. And because the courthouses are all in on it nothing will be done about it. It’s the same all across the nation.
The recent heavy rains and snow have created serious road washouts in areas of the state particularly in rural counties which have been unable to deal with it. Diverting road funds to create public transport (street cars) on Milwaukee hasn’t been been acclaimed in those areas
A previous democrat governor diverted 3 Billion in road funds to bail out the WEAC education union pension program the new one Evers wants money for Milwaukee street cars.
Article doesn’t even bother to say what state this is in...
Sounds like the state of confusion. Or maybe de Nile.
Wisconsin. I put the state in both the topics and the keywords. I also put Madison (Madistan), the state Capitol, in the keywords.
I see it now after some hunting. My point was the author should have used the state as the first word. That’s normally how it’s done. If it’s in another country then that country’s name is the first word followed by a dash. You didn’t necessarily do anything wrong; the editor of the website did.
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