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Aug 4, 201510:06 AMTransportation Matters

with Debby Jackson

Here’s to no unwanted headlines at the 97th PGA Championship

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This ruling has not sat well at all with locals who have to drive this road daily. In mid-July, the Fond du Lac County Board approved a resolution calling on the Department of Transportation to continue fighting for the expansion. Fond du Lac County Supervisor Dean Will took this shot at the environmental group, 1000 Friends of Wisconsin, that filed the lawsuit:  “They may say they’re 1000 Friends of Wisconsin, but they’re not friends of Fond du Lac County.” Will is also a former captain with the sheriff’s department and has lost a cousin in an accident on this highway. “How much carnage before this gets done?” Will asked.

Hopefully, clearer heads will prevail and this project will get back on track. In the meantime, let’s all hope that with the increased traffic that the PGA Championship will bring, that it does not bring any more unwanted headlines.

On a positive note, we have much to be proud of as a state with the PGA choosing Wisconsin once again to host this premiere sporting event. Click on the two links below. The first is a virtual tour of the magnificent, world-renowned Whistling Straits Golf Course. The second features highlights from last year’s incredible Championship.

Enjoy the PGA Championship, and if you’re fortunate enough to have tickets, be extra vigilant when traveling to the event. For starters, stay in your lane — fairways are not the only things that are narrow. You cannot afford to be off to the right when driving Highway 23. The potential hazard is worse than any water or trees, and the consequences are far greater than a one-stroke penalty.

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 Debby Jackson assumed the role of executive director of the Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin after more than 15 years with the organization. In addition to her vast experience in association management and transportation advocacy, Jackson has a background in business. She leverages the breadth and depth of her professional experience, along with her knowledge of the membership and mission of TDA, to be a strong voice for robust transportation infrastructure in Wisconsin. Jackson started her career as a staff auditor with Price Waterhouse, which led to a series of accounting and corporate management positions with a major national retailer.

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