Transportation Matters

with Debby Jackson

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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01/12/15

The impact of lower gas prices on transportation? We’ll see …

The dramatic drop in oil prices has widespread implications for everything from geopolitical relationships to the world economy to our domestic economy to whether a vacation may end up being feasible after all.

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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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