Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.
$3/4 of a billion. High Speed (more like Amtrak) rail Milwaukee to Madison air port Talk about the train to nowhere! Jay Weber 8:15 Wed.The airport is out in the countryside on the northeast side of the city! The DOT says that if it went to Madison it would add 45 minutes to an hour to the commute time. (How long does it take to get to Madison in the first place by car?) They have already done the environmental impact study for the area. (ME Hmmm, more like this is a 1st step to the Milw to Minneapolis line?) It is not high speed. ARTICLE
The second bit of travesty is to then build a light rail system around Madison! So we can spend how many billion for those 10 customers a day?
Leftopia (Jay Weber's word) world, this is considered optimal. But with the interstate, and Badger Bus, why do we need this? It is not a time saver. I have been to Madison twice in the past 3 years. Once was to pick up a huge printer. The other time was to pick up a used car. I couldn't do either of these on the train. Who is going to use this?
This first installment of the rail line from Milw. to Madison's airport won't do much for anyone, except cost them money, but it does get Doyle's ultimate plan going: And that is the real purpose of the railroad to nowhere. Taxpayer is railroaded into starting something the vast majority of Wisconsinites dont want and will never use.