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September 21, 2007


Josh Strupp

Unfortunately, the road builder's lobby has deep pockets and both political parties are to blame for the blank check written each year to fund highway expansion, re-surfacing etc.

Traffic in Milwaukee is simply not a major problem. There is no question that the freeway system in Wisconsin is one of the best in the country. It baffles me when I hear that we may actually waste money to widen the I-94 stretch from Milwaukee to the Illinois state line which is not only in good shape, but lightly traveled compared to I94 west to Madison.


I think a major part of the problem is that it is simply intuitive to "solve" any perceived congestion problem with MORE ROADS. Anything beyond a cursory look at the problem will tell us that more asphalt is not the answer.

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