DOT Leader Says Transportation System Declining
The Latest on state Senate confirmation hearings for Wisconsin Corrections Secretary-designee Kevin Carr and Transportation Secretary-designee Craig Thompson (all times local):

3:45 p.m.

Gov. Tony Evers` pick to lead the state Department of Transportation says that "by every measure the condition" of Wisconsin`s transportation system "is declining."

Craig Thompson testified Wednesday before the state Senate`s transportation committee...

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Ken Notes: We need a transit infrastructure scoring system and then prioritize projects based on need. The problem is that there are always those who are more vocal in advocating for their project. It will be interesting to see how Craig handles this because he was the one they hired to help them be heard.

At the end of the day we should be able to see all the projects, the scores, and who got funded. I will be happy to write the data base, I served on the state discretionary funding panel in the Thompson administration, and as Mayor of Neenah may have had one of the smartest public works directors in the state.

Also a new idea on the gas tax - add a small stabilization tax to gas designed to maintain a steady price for a period of time (like a budget cycle). This will allow business to budget more effectively and will provide additional tax revenue when it is most affordable to do so.

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