Friday, November 20, 2009

Zoo Interchange Bridges Falling Down, so Spend Money on KRM!

Talk about potted plant IQs...

The regional transit authority charged with overseeing the Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee commuter rail project will get back on track with a meeting on Monday.

The reformed nine-member RTA board will meet on Monday morning to discuss its budget, future plans for the KRM project and Gov. Jim Doyle’s proposal to let governments in Kenosha, Racine and Milwaukee counties form local RTAs with the ability to levy new taxes

Hell's Bells! THAT'S the ticket! Spend $270Million on choochootrains in Racine while the State's most critical interchange bridges fall down and go boom.


Strannik said...

With respect, there is a difference between capital expenses (which KRM project falls under) and maintenance expenses (which repairing and maintaining the interchange bridges falls under). Taking money from one and putting it into another isn't nearly as easy as you make it sound.

Dad29 said...


Thanks for your comment, and yes, I know the difference between cap and op expense.

At the same time, capexpenditures while bridges are falling down is a bit unseemly, no?

Especially since they're all coming from the "transportation" pot.