With an increased amount of travel between areas like Milwaukee, the Twin Cities, Chicago, and other locations in between, an additional passenger train to complement the Amtrak Empire Builder service is now closer to becoming a reality.
For individuals and families without cars of their own, a lack of transportation solutions can be a barrier to economic opportunity. In Superior, a working group of city officials, nonprofit organization leaders, and the Duluth Transit Authority are exploring ways to improve the bus service that many rely on to move around Superior.
The Wisconsin DOT has announced its 2019 Excellence in Construction Awards. Contractors who help produce quality transportation infrastructure were honored for their projects in Sheboygan, Iowa, Vilas, Douglas, Pierce, Winnebago, and Racine and Kenosha counties.
Wisconsin Department of Transportation has announced $20 million in Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Environmental Mitigation Trust funds are now available for the replacement of eligible public transit buses. Applications are due by March 18, 2019.
The state is also seeking public input on the spending of $10 million in Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Environmental Mitigation Trust funds for electric vehicle charging station (EVCS) grants. The deadline for comments is February 17, 2020 at 2 p.m.