Roundabout the Region – SE

A long-planned corporate park in the city of Franklin will be located next to the new I-94 freeway interchange. City leaders expect the new freeway ramp will significantly aid the development efforts for this industrial area.

The Port of Milwaukee will add more cruise ship stops in the coming years. Starting in 2022, three new eight-day Viking cruises will explore the Great Lakes, and all either start or end at the Port of Milwaukee.

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.

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.

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