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Old January 5th, 2012, 04:00 AM   #1
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WISCONSIN | Public Transport

Milwaukee- Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS)



Routes: 50
Fleet: 416 buses, all but four are New Flyers.
Daily ridership: 166,600

Madison- Metro Transit (Metro)



Routes: 64
Fleet: 209 buses, the vast majority are Gilligs with a hand full of old New Flyers.
Daily ridership: 58,700

... More To Come!
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Old January 5th, 2012, 05:16 AM   #2
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Any pics of Metra at Kenosha?
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Old January 5th, 2012, 02:41 PM   #3
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Gotta add the streetcar as well. I would if I had any pics...

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Old January 7th, 2012, 10:07 PM   #4
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Any pics of Metra at Kenosha?
Here is one per Google image search:


also try this link:http://flickriver.com/photos/stranni...7607686380123/

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Gotta add the streetcar as well. I would if I had any pics...


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Old January 11th, 2012, 04:39 AM   #5
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meh... glorified tourist trolley (Kenosha)
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Old January 13th, 2012, 01:12 AM   #6
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Aren't they building a streetcar in Milwaukee ?
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Old January 13th, 2012, 07:18 PM   #7
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[SIZE="1"]meh... glorified tourist trolley
Looks like a university campus. I love this lush green.
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Old January 15th, 2012, 05:59 AM   #8
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I would if I had any pics...
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Old January 26th, 2012, 04:47 AM   #9
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Looks like a university campus. I love this lush green.
That picture was taken in the heart of the University of Wisconsin- Madison.
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Old July 24th, 2012, 03:42 AM   #10
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Metro Transit gets $3.8 million to upgrade buses
1 hour ago • State Journal, The Capital Times

Metro Transit has been awarded close to $3.8 million by the federal government to upgrade its aging buses.
The Madison bus system is one of five metropolitan transit systems in Wisconsin getting grants totaling over $11 million.

The money is from the State of Good Repair Program, a grant program of the Federal Transit Administration of the Department of Transportation.
U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wis., announced the grants in a news release Monday.

"Buses are a central component of public transportation systems," Kohl said. "It is essential these systems are maintained and kept in good working condition to allow individuals the mobility they need to get back and forth from their jobs, schools, or even the grocery store."

Metro Transit will be getting $3,786,500 from the State of Good Repair Program, the most awarded to the five cities getting grants in Wisconsin. Metro Transit will use the money to purchase 16 diesel buses.

Each diesel bus costs approximately $367,000, Metro General Manager Chuck Kamp said.

"We applied for additional funding for hybrid buses, but didn't receive all of the money we applied for," Kamp said in a news release. "Each hybrid bus costs an additional $200,000 to upgrade. Our priority is buses, so regardless, we are extremely appreciative of the grant money we've received."

Metro Transit was awarded a similar grant in 2012. Metro Transit is currently using $5 million from that grant to purchase 15 buses, install new fare boxes on its entire fleet and retrofit 75 of its bus shelters with benches and lighting.

The other grants include $3,779,605 to Janesville, $3,240,000 to Milwaukee, $660,000 to Beloit and $312,722 to Green Bay.
http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/loc...9bb2963f4.html
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Old July 24th, 2012, 05:57 AM   #11
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Aren't they building a streetcar in Milwaukee ?
They're planning it. It's not quite yet to the construction phase.
http://www.milwaukeestreetcar.com/ti...next_steps.php

Here is the most recent article I've found regarding the proposed Milwaukee Streetcar. It actually refers to a denial for funding for an extension, before giving the current status in the background info portion of the article. Again, to clarify, a first stage has yet to be built.

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Feds reject city's funding request to extend streetcar line
By Larry Sandler of the Journal Sentinel June 22, 2012

http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwauk...160077215.html
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Old January 18th, 2013, 02:35 PM   #12
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You’d be forgiven for being confused about the recently published map of Milwaukee’s subway system. No, the city did not build one overnight. But a New York City-based company called Carticulate envisioned what a Milwaukee subway system could look like.

Matt Forrest, one of the founders of the company, graduated with degrees in sociology and geography in 2010 from UW Madison, and he put his degrees to good use making the map. He looked at historical data and population trends to decide the layout of the imagined subway lines and stops.

Forrest looked at transit systems in other cities – Chicago and Washington, DC, for example, to create the Milwaukee system. "A lot of the train system funneled to the Downtown area", he says. Bringing people into the central business district of a city can spur growth, he says, "especially if they have a viable transit option". Although Forrest says the map isn’t 100% realistic, rapid transit bus and light rail could provide transit "very similar to this without the same capital investment".

Forrest wasn’t expecting the map to create the buzz it has, but has enjoyed watching all of the discussions surrounding transit in the city. "However it turns out, it’s a great discussion to be having".

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Milwaukee Streetcar (Light Rail) Future System.

https://mapsengine.google.com/map/ed...8.kU_Z4j25IvZo

*Zoom in to see details.
*Click on lines for details
*Proposed sites for New Arena for The Bucks, etc.
*Development areas that are planned or are being built.
*Development areas that i see that could be build once the Streetcar (Light Rail) Systen is built

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Old November 7th, 2015, 03:05 PM   #14
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Second Quarter 2015 Ridership numbers for Milwaukee

Bus Ridership
Milwaukee / Milwaukee County Tr Sys - 103,500 (2015) : -16.93%
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