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Volunteer Opportunity Help us survey for rare plants

Posted by WEAL on April 8, 2015 at 11:40 PM


Volunteer opportunity

Help us survey for rare plants around Wisconsin


Snow trillium (Trillium nivale), a threatened species in Wisconsin, is often one of the first plants to bloom each year. Photo by Armund Bartz.

Become a volunteer

 

Explore the beautiful natural areas of Wisconsin this spring and summer while helping us conduct surveys for rare plants. New this year we are expanding surveys to the entire state, so we need volunteers willing to search the bogs of the north, the barrens of the west, the prairies of the south and the beaches of the east for our rarest native flora.

 

Volunteers are trained in surveying techniques and will be shown how to accurately estimate large plant populations, use a GPS unit and assess habitat condition. Data collected by volunteers are entered into the Wisconsin DNR's Natural Heritage Inventory database where they are used by staff in various state and national conservation efforts.

Sign up for training

 

Mandatory training sessions will be held for all new volunteers. Anyone who has not taken the training must attend one session. See details on dates and locations below.

 

To sign up for a training session please contact program coordinator, Kevin Doyle, by phone (608-267-9788) or email (kevinf.doyle@wisconsin.gov). If you have already taken the training please contact Kevin to schedule your 2015 surveys.

Training dates

 

1. Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 12-3pm at http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/govnelson/" target="_blank">Governor Nelson State Park

 

2. Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 12-3pm at http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/parks/name/hartman/" target="_blank">Hartman Creek State Park


West Waukesha Bypass Opponent Exciting News

Posted by webmaster on April 3, 2015 at 8:20 PM

Message from Coalition Opposed to the West Waukesha Bypass

We wanted to share some exciting news!

 

The Waukesha County Environmental Action League (WEAL) one of our primary coalition members, has hired an environmental law firm in Washington DC to evaluate any procedural or substantive claims to bring against supporters of the West Waukesha Bypass. We knew it might come down to this. The County and the DOT have not listened! So now it's time to take this next step.

 

Our legal team is currently reviewing the entire Bypass record and will make recommendations to our Coalition Steering Team and WEAL's BOD within the next several weeks.

 

As you could expect, this initial effort has a financial cost associated with it.

 

To this end, WEAL has created a significant Bypass Matching Fund to support this legal effort. For every $1 we raise for our Bypass fight, WEAL will donate $1, up to $10,000. For this initial phase in the fight, the Bypass Coalition Steering Team has set a fundraising goal of $10,000!

 

If we can raise these funds this will give us a total of $20,000 to help fund our legal fight. This is a trivial amount of money compared to what the County and the DOT have available, basically our tax money. But we have something they don't have, all of us!

 

We're serious about our neighborhoods, we're serious about the safety of our children, and we're serious about our health and the environment! Together we can stop this unnecessary and wasteful West Waukesha Bypass!

 

Donations should be made to WEAL. You can donate right now at www.weal.org. Click on "Help stop the West Waukesha Bypass" link. Look for the "Donate" button on the Bypass page. Remember, your donation is essentially doubled!

 

Watch for more information over the days and weeks to come.

 

Thank you for your help in fighting the West Waukesha Bypass highway expansion project!

 

 

Allen Stasiewski

Coalition Opposed to the West Waukesha Bypass


Opportunity to Speak Out about West Waukesha Bypass

Posted by webmaster on March 16, 2015 at 9:40 PM

URGENT: Tell Joint Finance Committee to Terminate the West Waukesha Bypass this Friday!

There is an important opportunity this week to have your voice heard in our fight against the West Waukesha Bypass!

Below is information on this Friday , March 20th, 2015 Joint Finance Committee's Public Hearing on Governor Walker's 2015-2017 state budget. The hearing begins at 10:00 am at Alverno College (3400 South 43rd St in Milwaukee) and runs until 5:00 pm that day.

This budget hearing is an excellent opportunity for all of us to speak out against both the WisDOT's proposed tax and fee increases and Governor Walker's proposed $1.3 Billion (Yes, that's Billion) of additional borrowing for more unnecessary highway projects. Instead we should tell the Joint Finance Committee to reduce spending and cancel unnecessary highway projects, like the West Waukesha Bypass, as a way of balancing the budget.

The attached pdf file is two pages long - page one is the official legislative notice of the public hearings, with their locations, and page two provides a complete list of all 16 Joint Finance Committee members with addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses so those of you who cannot attend Friday's public hearing can send comments to them.

The general e-mail address for the Joint Finance Committee for these budget hearings is BudgetComments@legis.wisconsin.gov.

Here are the details on Friday's hearing:

Joint Finance Committee Hearing

Friday, 3/20 from 10 am to 5 pm

Alverno College

Pitman Theatre

3400 South 43rd Street

Milwaukee, WI 53234

Please attend the Hearing this Friday and speak out against new highway construction, including the West Waukesha Bypass! If you can't attend please send the Joint Committee your comments. Use the e-mail address above to submit your comments . If you have the time , call the Finance Committee members too. It is also good to e-mail individual members. More than likely you will be asked to leave a message or talk to a staff member. M ake sure you give your name and address as well as your comment.

Coalition Opposed to the West Waukesha Bypass

You made a difference

Posted by webmaster on February 2, 2015 at 12:20 AM

Thank you all so much for writing letters to Governor Walker these past weeks. See below. You made a difference! Letters work! The fact that the governor is running for president helped as well. Its hard to run for president while raising taxes at home.

 

Did you see the Saturday's MJS headline; Walker rejects gas tax increase! This is very good news for all of us fighting unnecessary highway expansions like the West Waukesha Bypass. Unfortunately, the article goes on to say that he is proposing to borrow $1.3 billion to fund transportation. We can only hope that the republican legislature will see this borrowing as unnecessary! Just stop building new highways and repair the ones we have! Add we've been saying all along, its time for a moratorium on highway expansion projects.

 

What's next? The legislature will be reviewing and making changes to governor Walker's budget. So, we'll be needing to let them know that there is waste to be found at the DOT and ask them to cancel the West Waukesha Bypass!!!!

 

Please watch your e-mail for our next letter writing campaign! Please don't get letter fatigue...we need your voice now more than ever.

 

Coalition Opposed to the West Waukesha Bypass

 

 

Highway Admin publishes Its Record of Decision on the Bypass

Posted by WEAL Webmaster on January 28, 2015 at 7:25 AM

 

Highway Administration publishes Its Record of Decision on the Bypass. No, we won't stop fighting! Please write your Bypass letter soon!

Well, we knew it was only a matter of time! The Record of Decision has been released and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) supports the building of the West Waukesha Bypass. It's a lot of the same rationale used in the Draft EIS and the Final EIS. In fact, if you look closely it is the same rationale. Nothing's changed, the fight continues! But we need your letters!

 

Here is the Record of Decision that has been issued for the Bypass. It was approved by the FHWA on 1/20/15.

http://www.waukeshabypass.org/eis.shtm

 

 

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West Waukesha Bypass Opponent,

 

Urgent! If you have already written your letter, thank you! If you have not, we have only a few more weeks left to attempt to stop the West Waukesha Bypass. Please Write Your Letter Now!

 

Please send your letter by January 30th.

 

Governor Walker will decide on budgetary funding levels for the Wisconsin DOT in February 2015. Because of the DOT's unsustainable practices of the past, the state is running out of highway money. They've hit a tipping point. The state and the DOT can raise taxes again or it can "tighten its belt!" We need to urge Governor Walker to require the DOT to "tighten its belt' by canceling or delaying road building projects like the unnecessary West Waukesha bypass!

 

Write Governor Walker between now and January 30, 2015. Copy these e-mail addresses into your e-mail browser. Your message should be sent to Governor Walker with a copy to Rep. Ripp, Sen. Petrowski, Rep. Thiesfeld, and Sec. of Transportation Mark Gottlieb. The senator and representatives are chairs and vice-chairs of the State Transportation Committee.

Please let me know by e-mail (astasiewsk@aol.com) if you sent a letter as we're tracking this actions impact!

 

Send to: govgeneral@wisconsin.gov,

 

CC to: Rep.Ripp@legis.wisconsin.gov, Sen.Petrowski@legis.wisconsin.gov, Rep.Thiesfeldt@legis.wisconsin.gov, Mark.Gottlieb@dot.wi.gov

 

 

Use this sample letter or write your own (ideas below):

Dear Governor Walker,

I'm writing to urge you to not raise taxes or charge new fees to pay for the Department of Transportation's huge budget increase request. I believe the DOT needs to "tighten its belt" just like I would need to do if I lived outside of my means. I ask that you place a moratorium on any new road building projects in Wisconsin until the DOT can get its spending under control and catch up with required maintenance projects! This would give citizens and politicians a chance to truly scrutinize what the DOT spends its money on. By continuously expanding highways the DOT just sets itself up to ask for more and more money each year. It's time to stop building and start fixing Wisconsin's roads.

You have fought against tax increases in the past and I ask that you continue to do so now!

Thank You

(insert your name and address)

 

 

Coalition Opposed to he West Waukesha Bypass

 

Only a few weeks left until Governor Walker Announces His Budget .We Can Stop The West Waukesha Bypass Here

Posted by WEAL Webmaster on January 14, 2015 at 11:15 PM

West Waukesha Bypass Opponent,

 

Urgent! If you have already written your letter, thank you! If you have not, we have only a few more weeks left to attempt to stop the West Waukesha Bypass. Please Write Your Letter Now!

 November 18, 2014 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel DOT Plan Would Study Toll Roads, Fees Based on Miles Driven PDF

 January 12th deadline extended to January 30th!

 

It appears that Governor Walker will decide on budgetary funding levels for the Wisconsin DOT in February 2015. Because of the DOT's unsustainable practices of the past, the state is running out of highway money. They've hit a tipping point. The state and the DOT can raise taxes again or it can "tighten its belt!" We need to urge Governor Walker to require the DOT to "tighten its belt' by canceling or delaying road building projects like the unnecessary West Waukesha bypass!

 

Write Governor Walker between now and January 30, 2015. Copy these e-mail addresses into your e-mail browser. Your message should be sent to Governor Walker with a copy to Rep. Ripp, Sen. Petrowski, Rep. Thiesfeld, and Sec. of Transportation Mark Gottlieb. The senator and representatives are chairs and vice-chairs of the State Transportation Committee.

 Please let me know by e-mail (astasiewsk@aol.com) if you sent a letter as we're tracking this actions impact!

 

Send to: govgeneral@wisconsin.gov,

 

CC to: Rep.Ripp@legis.wisconsin.gov, Sen.Petrowski@legis.wisconsin.gov, Rep.Thiesfeldt@legis.wisconsin.gov, Mark.Gottlieb@dot.wi.gov

 

Use this sample letter or write your own (ideas below):

  Dear Governor Walker, I'm writing to urge you to not raise taxes or charge new fees to pay for the Department of Transportation's huge budget increase request. I believe the DOT needs to "tighten its belt" just like I would need to do if I lived outside of my means. I ask that you place a moratorium on any new road building projects in Wisconsin until the DOT can get its spending under control and catch up with required maintenance projects! This would give citizens and politicians a chance to truly scrutinize what the DOT spends its money on. By continuously expanding highways the DOT just sets itself up to ask for more and more money each year. It's time to stop building and start fixing Wisconsin's roads.

 You have fought against tax increases in the past and I ask that you continue to do so now!

 

Thank You

 

(insert your name and address)

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Background: Please read the attached Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Article on the DOT's Tax increase request or here's a synopsis!

 

Wisconsin's Transportation Secretary is suggesting that Wisconsin needs a $751 million boost in taxes and fees and needs to borrow another $805 million, study the possibility of tolling and use $574 million more taken from funds that normally go to schools and health care to pay for new highways and road maintenance in Wisconsin.

 In January Governor Walker will decide which aspects of Secretary Gottlieb's plan to officially include in his upcoming budget

 

We need to;

  •  Let Governor Walker know that these huge tax increases are unacceptable and that the DOT needs to "tighten its belt" before any new taxes are considered
  • Ask Governor Walker to cancel all highway expansion projects in the State of Wisconsin until the DOT gets its spending under control.

 

  • Remind Governor Walker of his conservative policies and of his promises over the years to not raise taxes. Secretary Gottlieb's proposals are all about raising new taxes.

 

  • Remind him that the people of Wisconsin recognize Secretary Gottlieb's strategy. It's all about asking for an amazingly huge amount of money, in hopes that you'll fool decision makers into giving you a lesser amount, which in the end is lots more than you really needed in the first place.
  • Ensure the Governor that you support maintenance and safety improvements but that far too many roads are being expanded at the expense of maintaining what we have. Take the money being used to build new roads and put it into reasonable maintenance and safety improvements

 

Here's what Secretary Gottlieb hopes to do to pay for Wisconsin's road building binge;

 

  • Raise the gas tax by 5 cents

 

  • Charge people who buy a new vehicle a fee of 2.5% of the suggested retail price of the car

 

  • Borrow $805 million over two years

 

  • Transfer money into the transportation fund from the State's general fund (some will be used for transit)

 

  • Hire a consultant for $1 million to pay for a study on what it would take to turn Wisconsin highways into toll roads

 

  • Changing a State law so that the DOT can require drivers to report odometer readings to the State when they register their vehicles. This is the first step toward charging drivers for the miles they drive

 

 Thank You,

 

Coalition Opposed to the West Waukesha Bypass

Tell Governor Walker To Say No to Huge Tax Increases to Pay for Roads. Help Stop The West Waukesha Bypass

Posted by WEAL on January 4, 2015 at 11:10 PM

 

West Waukesha Bypass Opponent,

 

Urgent! We have only a few more weeks left to attempt to stop the West Waukesha Bypass. Please Write Now!

November 18, 2014 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel DOT Plan Would Study Toll Roads, Fees Based on Miles Driven PDF

 

It appears that Governor Walker will decide on budgetary funding levels for the Wisconsin DOT in February 2015. Because of the DOT's unsustainable practices of the past, the state is running out of highway money. They've hit a tipping point. The state and the DOT can raise taxes again or it can "tighten its belt!" We need to urge Governor Walker to require the DOT to "tighten its belt' by canceling or delaying road building projects like the unnecessary West Waukesha bypass!

 

Write Governor Walker between now and January 12, 2015. Copy these e-mails into your e-mail browser. Your message should be sent to Governor Walker with a copy to Rep. Ripp, Sen. Petrowski, Rep. Thiesfeld, and Sec. of Transportation Mark Gottlieb. The senator and representatives are chairs and vice-chairs of the State Transportation Committee.

 

Please let me know by e-mail (astasiewsk@aol.com) if you sent a letter as we're tracking this actions impact!

 

Send to: govgeneral@wisconsin.gov,

 

CC to: Rep.Ripp@legis.wisconsin.gov, Sen.Petrowski@legis.wisconsin.gov, Rep.Thiesfeldt@legis.wisconsin.gov, Mark.Gottlieb@dot.wi.gov

 

 

Use this sample letter or write your own (ideas below):

 

Dear Governor Walker, I'm writing to urge you to not raise taxes or charge new fees to pay for the Department of Transportation's huge budget increase request. I believe the DOT needs to "tighten its belt" just like I would need to do if I lived outside of my means. I ask that you place a moratorium on any new road building projects in Wisconsin until the DOT can get its spending under control and catch up with required maintenance projects! This would give citizens and politicians a chance to truly scrutinize what the DOT spends its money on. By continuously expanding highways the DOT just sets itself up to ask for more and more money each year. It's time to stop building and start fixing Wisconsin's roads.

 

You have fought against tax increases in the past and I ask that you continue to do so now!

 

Thank You

 

(insert name and address)

 

 

Background: Please read the attached Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Article on the DOT's Tax increase request or here's a synopsis!

 

Wisconsin's Transportation Secretary is suggesting that Wisconsin needs a $751 million boost in taxes and fees and needs to borrow another $805 million, study the possibility of tolling and use $574 million more taken from funds that normally go to schools and health care to pay for new highways and road maintenance in Wisconsin.

In January Governor Walker will decide which aspects of Secretary Gottlieb's plan to officially include in his upcoming budget

 

We need to;

Let Governor Walker know that these huge tax increases are unacceptable and that the DOT needs to "tighten its belt" before any new taxes are considered.

Ask Governor Walker to cancel all highway expansion projects in the State of Wisconsin until the DOT gets its spending under control.

Remind Governor Walker of his conservative policies and of his promises over the years to not raise taxes. Secretary Gottlieb's proposals are all about raising new taxes.

Remind him that the people of Wisconsin recognize Secretary Gottlieb's strategy. It's all about asking for an amazingly huge amount of money, in hopes that you'll fool decision makers into giving you a lesser amount, which in the end is lots more than you really needed in the first place.

Ensure the Governor that you support maintenance and safety improvements but that far too many roads are being expanded at the expense of maintaining what we have. Take the money being used to build new roads and put it into reasonable maintenance and safety improvements

 

Here's what Secretary Gottlieb hopes to do to pay for Wisconsin's road building binge;

 

Raise the gas tax by 5 cents

Charge people who buy a new vehicle a fee of 2.5% of the suggested retail price of the car

Borrow $805 million over two years

Transfer money into the transportation fund from the State's general fund (some will be used for transit)

Hire a consultant for $1 million to pay for a study on what it would take to turn Wisconsin highways into toll roads

Changing a State law so that the DOT can require drivers to report odometer readings to the State when they register their vehicles. This is the first step toward charging drivers for the miles they drive

 

 

Thank You,

 

Coalition Opposed to the West Waukesha Bypass

 

Urgent.....Letter Writing Opportunity

Posted by webmaster on December 16, 2014 at 7:45 AM

Urgent! This may be one of our last letter writing opportunities to stop the West Waukesha Bypass. Please Write Now!

November 18, 2014 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel DOT Plan Would Study Toll Roads, Fees Based on Miles Driven PDF

 

In January Governor Walker will decide on budgetary funding levels for the Wisconsin DOT. Because of the DOT's unsustainable practices of the past, the state is running out of highway money. They've hit a tipping point. The state and the DOT can raise taxes again or it can "tighten its belt!" We need to urge Governor Walker to require the DOT to "tighten its belt' by canceling or delaying road building projects like the unnecessary West Waukesha bypass!

 

Write Governor Walker between now and January 12, 2015. Copy these e-mails into your e-mail browser. Your message should be sent to Governor Walker with a copy to Rep. Ripp, Sen. Petrowski, Rep. Thiesfeld, and Sec. of Transportation Mark Gottlieb. The senator and representatives are chairs and vice-chairs of the State Transportation Committee.

Please let me know by e-mail (astasiewsk@aol.com) if you sent a letter as we're tracking this actions impact!

 

Send to: govgeneral@wisconsin.gov,

 

CC to: Rep.Ripp@legis.wisconsin.gov, Sen.Petrowski@legis.wisconsin.gov, Rep.Thiesfeldt@legis.wisconsin.gov, Mark.Gottlieb@dot.wi.gov

 

Use this sample letter or write your own (ideas below):

 

Dear Governor Walker, I'm writing to urge you to not raise taxes or charge new fees to pay for the Department of Transportation's huge budget increase request. I believe the DOT needs to "tighten its belt" just like I would need to do if I lived outside of my means. I ask that you place a moratorium on any new road building projects in Wisconsin until the DOT can get its spending under control and catch up with required maintenance projects! This would give citizens and politicians a chance to truly scrutinize what the DOT spends its money on. By continuously expanding highways the DOT just sets itself up to ask for more and more money each year. It's time to stop building and start fixing Wisconsin's roads.

 

You have fought against tax increases in the past and I ask that you continue to do so now!

 

Thank You

 

(insert name and address)

 

Background: Please read the attached Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Article on the DOT's Tax increase request or here's a synopsis!

 

Wisconsin's Transportation Secretary is suggesting that Wisconsin needs a $751 million boost in taxes and fees and needs to borrow another $805 million, study the possibility of tolling and use $574 million more taken from funds that normally go to schools and health care to pay for new highways and road maintenance in Wisconsin.

 

In January Governor Walker will decide which aspects of Secretary Gottlieb's plan to officially include in his upcoming budget

 

We need to;

 

Let Governor Walker know that these huge tax increases are unacceptable and that the DOT needs to "tighten its belt" before any new taxes are considered.

 

Ask Governor Walker to cancel all highway expansion projects in the State of Wisconsin until the DOT gets its spending under control.

 

Remind Governor Walker of his conservative policies and of his promises over the years to not raise taxes. Secretary Gottlieb's proposals are all about raising new taxes.

 

Remind him that the people of Wisconsin recognize Secretary Gottlieb's strategy. It's all about asking for an amazingly huge amount of money, in hopes that you'll fool decision makers into giving you a lesser amount, which in the end is lots more than you really needed in the first place.

 

Ensure the Governor that you support maintenance and safety improvements but that far too many roads are being expanded at the expense of maintaining what we have. Take the money being used to build new roads and put it into reasonable maintenance and safety improvements

 

Here's what Secretary Gottlieb hopes to do to pay for Wisconsin's road building binge;

 

Raise the gas tax by 5 cents

 

Charge people who buy a new vehicle a fee of 2.5% of the suggested retail price of the car

 

Borrow $805 million over two years

 

Transfer money into the transportation fund from the State's general fund (some will be used for transit)

 

Hire a consultant for $1 million to pay for a study on what it would take to turn Wisconsin highways into toll roads

 

Changing a State law so that the DOT can require drivers to report odometer readings to the State when they register their vehicles. This is the first step toward charging drivers for the miles they drive

 

Thank You,

 

Coalition Opposed to the West Waukesha Bypass

Hearing on WISDOT Proposals for East West I94 Corridor Dec 3rd and 4th

Posted by webmaster on December 3, 2014 at 7:50 AM

As you can expect we are not the only group fighting Highway expansion projects in Wisconsin right now. there are several! One of the largest projects is the I94 proposal. There are some estimates that put this project over a billion dollars! Whether you agree with the DOT's proposal for I94 or not, this is a lot of money. It is inevitable that it will increase our taxes and take needed money away from needed maintenance projects.

 

Please try to attend one of the two public hearings, learn more and speak up!

 

Here are some of the details. I included talking points prepared by the "Coalition For More Responsible Transportation" so you can see both sides of the debate.

 

Thank You

 

Coalition Opposed to the West Waukesha Bypass

 

 

Attend the WISDOT Hearings and Let Your Voice be Heard:

 

  • Wednesday December 3, 2014 — 3:00pm-7:00pm State Fair Park - Tommy Thompson Youth Center (Gate #5) 640 S. 84th St. (Bus routes: #44, #44U, #67 84th St branch)
  • Thursday December 4, 2014 — 5:00pm-8:00pm Marquette University High School, 3401 W. Wisconsin Av. (Bus routes: #10, #30, #35) (enter from Michigan St. parking lot)

 

 

Talking Points

 

Background: On December 3rd and 4th, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WISDOT) is hosting public hearings on its proposals for the East-West Corridor between the Marquette and Zoo Interchange. WISDOT has proposed two options:

 

Expand the highway with a Double Decker structure

Expand the highway ‘at grade’ – at surface level, but shrinking lanes and removing shoulders without a double deck structure

 

The proposed options are wasteful, unnecessary and irresponsible! These options will waste hundreds of millions of dollars, take money away from other urgent local road repair and local transit needs, and raise your taxes.

 

Why WISDOT’s Options Are Wasteful, Unnecessary:

 

It Will Increase Your Taxes and Waste Taxpayer Money:

To finance these proposals WISDOT Secretary Gottlieb has recommended raising taxes, including the gas tax, a diesel tax, a fee on hybrid owners and a fee on the purchase of new vehicles. He also wants to borrow more than $800 million in the next two-year budget.

 

We Don’t Need It:

WISDOT’s proposal for I-94 expansion is based on the presumption that traffic volumes are expected to grow by 2030. In fact, traffic has been dropping in this corridor. A 2014 1000 Friends of Wisconsin report found that traffic counts on this stretch of highway decreased 8 percent from 2000-2012. WISDOT has argued that a widening is needed for safety, but they concede that a rehabilitation option, without widening, would address the identified safety concerns. The expansion of I-94 is NOT a safety project, it is a widening project premised on increasing traffic volumes that are NOT materializing.

 

It Won’t Improve Mobility:

In addition to squandering resources on a project that data don’t support, WISDOT has refused to include any transit components in its plan for this corridor. The lack of transit especially hurts people of color, those with low income, seniors and people with disabilities.

 

The Community Doesn’t Want It:

The Milwaukee Common Council and the Milwaukee County Board have passed multiple resolutions opposing expansion. In addition, thousands of community members have expressed public opposition to the expansion options.

 

Forward your Final Bypass EIS Comments to FHWA if your last name starts with Q thru X

Posted by webmaster on November 13, 2014 at 7:35 AM

 

It's no time to let up on the pressure!

 

We can't be sure if FHWA staffers and leaders in Washington DC will even read the Final EIS comments we sent. We need to make sure that they know there is opposition to this terrible Bypass! So, here's our current action! We want to make sure that they see our comments and know that there is controversy surrounding the building of the bypass!!!

 

Forward your previously submitted Final EIS comments and letters directly to the FHWA at the e-mail below. However, instead of sending them all at once we'd like to trickle them in over a period of about 3 weeks.

 

Here's the schedule on when to send your message:

 

  • November 11th thru November 17th: Last Name starting with Q thru X

 

Forward your previously written comments and/or your letters to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) at the e-mail below. Say in your e-mail that you wanted to be sure that your comments are taken seriously! Tell the FHWA that you want to make sure that all decision makers know that this project is controversial and that there is no regional consensus to build the West Waukesha Bypass!

 

And if you didn't get your letter into the County on time? Write and send one now! We won't get many more chances!

 

Here's the e-mail address (copy and paste into your browser):

 

execsecretariat.fhwa@fhwa.dot.gov

 

Thank you!

 

Coalition Opposed to the West Waukesha Bypass Steering Team


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