Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Transportation call in Thursday

Why must we beg for basic transportation funding? This is from CMRT (Coalition for More Responsible Transportation in Wisconsin)

A reminder that tomorrow is the day: We're holding a coalition call-in day to key members of the legislature as they hammer out the transportation budget. The vote is scheduled for next week, so this is a critical time to make your voice heard.

We're asking for funding for local priorities -- transit and paratransit, walking and biking, and local road repairs -- not new highway expansions. 

If you haven't already, please RSVP here. We'll send you all the information you need, including a script and numbers to call. Also, you can join and share the coalition's Facebook event.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Budget call in TODAY!

From the Coalition for More Responsible Transportation:

After years of billion dollar investment poured into highway expansion projects, Wisconsin's transportation system is not meeting our needs.

Join a state-wide campaign to ask the Joint Finance Committee to prioritize public transportation, specialized transportation, and our local roads: 
not to enumerate any new highway expansion projects!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Joint Finance Committee Co-Chairs:
~ Representative Nygren, 608 266 2343
~ Senator Darling, 608-266-5830

Up for another call? Call your legislators too! Find them here: 

Sample Script:
Hello, my name is ____________, I’m from ____ , and I am calling about transportation in the state budget. 

I care about this because ______. 

Please fund local priorities: a $40 million increase to local roads, a $36 million increase to public transit, and a $6 million increase to specialized transportation that benefits seniors and people with disabilities. 

Please do not enumerate any new highway expansion projects: they are costly to taxpayers and bring more cars to the road, but do not  improve traffic flow. 

From crumbling local roads to dangerous bridges to public transit routes being closed, our local modes of transportation have suffered because of misplaced priorities. Additionally, people with disabilities, those who are outliving their ability to drive and those who cannot afford cars are being left out of important opportunities because transportation options are limited. 

Please build a transportation system that gets Wisconsinites where we need to go. Thank you.