Transportation Matters

with Craig Thompson


The big dog on the block

Does anything convey the image of summer like a bicycle? In “Girls in Their Summer Clothes,” Bruce Springsteen paints the picture: “Well the street lights shine. Down on Blessing Avenue. Lovers they walk by, holdin' hands two by two. A breeze crosses the porch. Bicycle spokes spin 'round.”

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But how will my wife get her shoes?

These days it seems like we can argue over just about anything. The only thing that everyone seems to agree on is that we need more jobs. Start talking about how we accomplish that, however, and all hell breaks loose. Some arguments are to be expected. Markets and the economy are tricky things, with very smart people holding many disparate opinions about what actions stimulate or retard growth. Some arguments, however, can make your head hurt.

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March Madness: Transportation makes “the shot” possible

In my inaugural blog post for Transportation Matters, I thought I would start by explaining, in the broadest sense possible, why the quality of our transportation system matters to our success as a state and nation. But if you are one of the millions who have been glued to the TV in recent days watching March Madness, you will already know that UPS has done that for me.

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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. and

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