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Wisconsin Commission on Transportation Finance and Policy meetings

Thursday, May 31, 2012
9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Sacred Heart Hospital
900 W. Clairemont Avenue
Eau Claire, Wisconsin

The following files are in Adobe PDF PDF format.

Presentations and handouts

Policy issues identified by commissioners for review

Local road and bridge programs issue paper

(Continued from April 26th meeting) – Adam Boardman, Director, Bureau of Transit, Local Roads, Railroads and Harbors, Division of Transportation Investment Management (DTIM)

State highway routine maintenance issue paper

  • Presentation (338 KB) – Mark Woltmann, Chief of Program Management, Bureau of Highway Maintenance, Division of Transportation System Development (DTSD)
  • Policy issue paper

Minnesota mileage-based user fee policy task force

Transit policy

Value engineering

Public listening session – local officials and stakeholders

The following provided comments to the Commission at the afternoon session:

  • Steve Rasmussen, Chair – Dunn County Board (supports balanced funding for local roads, system preservation and maintenance and reinstatement of gas tax indexing)
  • Ann Schell – West Central Regional Planning Commission and Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Eau Claire area (supports RTAs)
  • Scott Rogers – Co-chair, West Central Wisconsin Rail Coalition (supports RTAs, public-private partnerships (P3s) and passenger rail from Eau Claire to the Twin Cities; believes passenger rail and transit will play an increasingly significant role in Wisconsin and nationally over the next 10 years)
  • Emmer Shields, Commissioner – Ashland County Highway Commissioner (supports local control of highway funds, maintenance, and a state-local partnership; opposes diverting improvement funds to oversight, administration and bureaucracy)
  • Jackie Pavelski, Eau Claire City Council, West Central Rail Coalition, Gateway Corridor Coalition (supports RTAs and a balanced transportation system)
  • Mike Branco – Eau Claire Transit Manager (supports RTAs, restoration of state operating assistance, and state assistance with capital expenses, which the federal government is no longer covering)
  • Jim Dunning – Eau Claire County Board Supervisor, Gateway Corridor Coalition, Finance and Budget, Planning and Development committees (supports RTAs)
  • Brian Amundson, City of Elkhorn; Public Works Director for City of Eau Claire (supports funding for local roads, maintenance and RTAs)

Public listening session – open

The following provided comments to the Commission at the open public listening session:

  • Tim Sheehan, Center for Independent Living (supports transit funding and RTAs)
  • Bob Olsgard, North Country Independent Living, Superior (supports transit funding and program coordination)
  • Tim Ramberg, St. Croix County Highway Department/citizen (supports raising fees for General Transportation Aids)
  • Jeremy Gragert, Chippewa Valley Transit Alliance (supports funding for bus transit, rail transit from Eau Claire to the Twin Cities, bicycle and pedestrian improvements, and RTAs)
  • Mike Hanson, Lunda Construction (supports a long term federal funding bill for transportation to support businesses and jobs)
  • Oscar Johansen, Wisconsin Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC), Hudson (supports transit funding)
  • Chris Schneider, Honda Motorworks (supports natural gas vehicles)
  • Tracy Davis, ADRC, Hudson (supports transit funding)
  • David Duax, City Council of Eau Claire/citizen (Commission needs courage to recommend raising the gas tax to preserve Wisconsin’s transportation infrastructure; commends St. Croix County on its wheel tax)
  • Pamella Kernan, Clark County (requests waiver to continue shared-ride taxi partnership program with Neillsville)
  • Name not provided (supports affordable access to accessible transportation for citizens with disabilities and the general public)
  • Several others attended the public listening session but chose not to speak.

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Last modified: December 11, 2012

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