Transportation Matters

with Craig Thompson

06/30/15

Can our bad roads be good for tourism?

As the debate over the transportation fund continues to hold up passage of the state’s biennial budget, one is left to wonder if we are indeed through the looking glass.

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06/02/15

Travel safe when you hit the road this summer

Summertime is upon us. Schools are about to unleash the wrath, which we call our children, upon us for the next three months.

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05/05/15

Leadership isn’t easy, but it isn’t impossible either

Lawmakers in Wisconsin are facing their moment of truth when it comes to the transportation budget. The issue has been framed about as clearly as it can be by the media, and the lawmakers themselves.

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03/30/15

Madison and D.C. not so different on transportation policy, unfortunately

The U.S. Capitol building and the Wisconsin State Capitol look very similar. The State Capitol is 284 feet, 5 inches tall from the ground floor to the top of the statue on the dome, making it 3 feet shorter than the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

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02/16/15

We have transportation funding options; we just need to level with ourselves

The warning bells about growing debt levels in Wisconsin’s transportation fund have been sounded by commissions, legislators, the media, and stakeholder groups for several years now. That’s why it wasn’t terribly surprising that the Walker administration’s proposal to ramp up bonding in the transportation fund to $1.3 billion over the next two years went over like an osmium balloon. (Osmium is twice as dense as lead, by the way.)

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Craig Thomspon is the executive director of the Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin. Founded in 1971, the Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin promotes the vitality and safety of the state's transportation system, including public transit systems, public-use and general-aviation airports, railroads, commercial ports, and roads. Thompson also serves as secretary for the referendum committee Vote Yes for Transportation. www.TDAwisconsin.org and www.VoteYesforTransportation.com.

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