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Articles tagged with 'Rail'

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Ald. Hamilton statement about seeing beyond the streetcar

Published Jan. 23, 2015

With all of the somewhat extreme and dramatic claims being made in the streetcar debate, it is time to remind everyone about the already approved and ongoing efforts in Milwaukee that are not being mentioned by either side, but that go hand in hand with the streetcar project.

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Jump aboard, it's OK

Published Jan. 18, 2015

All things happen as they should and as Milwaukee gets closer and closer to realizing the economic potential of a streetcar system it's time to think of this project for what it is - a part of an integrated, modern transportation system that includes roads, cars, buses, trolleys, rail, bikes, trails, the river and more.

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The official Milwaukee streetcar route

Published Nov. 29, 2014

Earlier in the week, I asked City Engineer Jeffrey Polenske to detail the routes and the extensions which will push the Streetcar into the neighborhoods and other major destinations like UW-Milwaukee. Here they are.

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Downtown summer trolleys begin Thursday

Published May 22, 2013

Downtown's summer trolley service, the Milwaukee Trolley Loop presented by VISIT Milwaukee, rolls out tomorrow with its "Hop `n Shop, Wine `n Dine" route.

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Rise in transit tides lifts all boats

Published May 16, 2013

Everyone wants to be able to get around a city easily. It's simple in stuff. Cities need bike lanes, roads, side walks, taxis, rail, trolleys, busses and other forms of transit to move people from here to there.

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Barrett "disappointed" in feds' denial of Hiawatha upgrade funds

Published May 9, 2011

Mayor Tom Barrett expressed his disappointment Monday over the federal government's decision to deny Wisconsin's request for $150 million to upgrade the Amtrak Hiawatha line between Milwaukee and Chicago. The money would have been used for new equipment, including cars and locomotives, and a new maintenance base for the line, which had a record ridership of 28.7 million in the fiscal year that ended last October.

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Walker picks former Doyle high-speed rail planner for key county post

Published Sept. 17, 2010

Steve Jagler learned today that County Executive Walker has appointed Damon Dorsey as the interim director of economic development for Milwaukee County and is seeking approval from the Milwaukee County Board to permanently hire Dorsey for the post.

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Walker was blindsided by Barrett's 'end-around'

Published March 13, 2009

Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker said he was caught by surprise this morning by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett's announcement that the federal Omnibus Budget bill includes a provision to spend $91.5 million in long unused federal funds for mass transportation in Milwaukee.

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It's time to talk transit and do something about it

Published Feb. 9, 2009

I love my car, actually I really love it. But, I love my city more and this is why I urge you to attend the public meetings on the next phase of the Milwaukee Connector transit study this week.

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Free Downtown trolleys return June 4

Published May 26, 2008

As city and county officials continue to bicker about transportation issues, business leaders and Milwaukee Downtown, Business Improvement District #21, move ahead with another summer of free trolleys in Downtown Milwaukee.

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Ald. Hines makes a great point

Published March 17, 2008

Mayor Barrett and County Executive Walker worked together on the Circus Parade, now how about transportation?

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Don't let skeptics derail mass transit options

Published Oct. 25, 2007

If your only source of information was local conservative talk radio, you would be convinced that passenger trains are evil, maniacal tools of the liberal elite.