October 12, 2020 – The Village of Blanchardville replaced 40+-year-old water and wastewater systems and reconstructed six affected streets with the help of the USDA Rural Development program. Without these funds, the Village would have had to do piecemeal repairs over a decade while continuing to battle water main breaks, infiltration issues, and degrading streets.
September 28, 2020 – The USDOT awarded $31.8 million to a joint Wisconsin-Minnesota rail project – 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.
September 2, 2020 – 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.
August 16, 2020 – 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.”