Madison – Transportation Development Association Executive Director Debby Jackson released the following statement on the transportation motion passed by the Joint Committee on Finance:
“For the last four years, we have talked with Wisconsinites around the state about the declining condition of our transportation infrastructure and the need to Just Fix It. Governor Evers’ proposal set the pace earlier this Spring, and the legislative agreement that passed the Joint Committee on Finance last night acknowledges the growing concerns of citizens and businesses.
“The legislature’s plan contains new revenue that will allow Wisconsin to jump start local and state highway rehabilitation projects and move forward on modernizing key segments of our Interstates. We are hopeful similar progress can be made to establish an equitable, sustainable, ongoing revenue stream to ensure our transportation infrastructure can meet Wisconsin’s future needs.”
From the buses in Racine to the Port of Green Bay to the rail lines in Superior to the Waukesha County Airport to the roads we use every day, Wisconsin’s transportation network is the key to connecting goods to market and people to jobs.
Founded in 1971, the Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin promotes the vitality and safety of the state’s transportation system, including public transit systems, public-use and general aviation airports, railroads, commercial ports, and roads. TDA’s members include businesses, labor unions, citizen groups, units of government and individuals.
Contact us at: www.tdawisconsin.org and Twitter handle @TDAWisconsin