The USDOT has awarded $31.8 to WisDOT for the Twin Cities-Milwaukee-Chicago Intercity Passenger Rail Service Project. This project is expected to increase economic development, enhance the passenger experience, and improve the efficiency of travel in the region.
Wisconsin receives its first designated national bike routes – USBR 30 and USBR 230. This corridor from Milwaukee to Bluff Siding on the Mississippi River will draw local, regional, and national cyclists to communities along the trail and positively impact Wisconsin’s economy.
Madison will receive a $4.7M FTA grant to help create a BRT, or Bus Rapid Transit, system in the city. This project is expected to help reduce traffic on Madison’s Isthmus, better connect the east and west sides of the city, and make Metro’s current system “smarter and faster.”