Happy Weekend Transiteers!

Below are links and/or to two recent articles supporting transit, and specifically local dedicated funding for buses.  One blogger argues the case for transit investments as a way to address the issue of drunk driving in this state and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel indicated their support for a 1/2 cent sales tax as a source of dedicated funding for our transit system which will remove transit from the property tax (below). 

The Journal Sentinel is asking for your opinion.  As one of our members stated when forwarding this out, please take a moment and thank them for their stand and a reiteration of some of the excellent points they raise and/or important statistics or arguments they they did not raise. e.g. transit keeps our roads safer by giving drivers who lack skills and/or have unsafe vehicles an alternative to driving.  There is a link to the editorial department at the bottom of this article.

Also, if you have not yet had a chance to share your Transit Story with us, please do so!  Visit http://tiny.cc/transitstory – it won’t take but a few minutes.

Let’s Get Moving!
Kristi Luzar, Program Manager
Urban Economic Development Association of WI (UEDA)

BLOG ARTICLE – Drunk Driving & Transit: http://tiny.cc/WYncW

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel EDITORIAL – Posted: Jan. 7, 2010

Approve the sales tax
The state Legislature should act in this session to take Milwaukee County buses off the property tax and provide the dedicated funding source the system needs.  http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/80950322.html