Monday, August 26th, 2019

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is expected to announce today, April 1st, 2013, the building of fifteen windmills by WE Energies at the former site of the Park East Freeway. In a press release dated for today, Barrett said, “These windmills will be used to power the new downtown trolley system. It will almost be like […]

Each year I make a list of predictions, and each year we examine where I went wrong. Unfortunately the end of the Mayan calendar did not mean the end of the world, so we have 50 predictions to sort through. It might be easier to don the sackcloth and walk barefoot through Canterbury while being […]

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett desires a “modern” streetcar that will cost millions to lay down the track and millions more to move the utility infrastructure underneath. But Milwaukee already has a public transportation alternative downtown, and it has wheels. It goes more places and it costs a lot less to operate. So why is Milwaukee […]

I’m sure we’re all looking forward to the pasty-white legs that will be riding Milwaukee’s new trolley if it ever gets built. I can see it now. “I’m Mayor Tom Barrett, and I’m not wearing pants!” Jeff Fleming will be sitting right next to Barrett holding the megaphone. The two of them will be wearing […]

The Milwaukee County Board is finally catching up to the rapid bus. When Walker proposed bus rapid transit for Milwaukee County (for reference sake, the current Brewers’ logo had just been unveiled), skeptics wondered if it was just an excuse to avoid supporting a light rail system like the city of Milwaukee wanted. Others, like […]