Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Walker tells the JS he's saving transit, but is he?

County Executive Scott Walker told the Journal Sentinel that he will propose major fare increases for the Milwaukee County Transit System, but will not cut bus or paratransit routes.

The rumor that those were Walker's intentions has been out there for a while now, but it always has been accompanied by another piece: bus frequency along routes will be reduced.

Which routes? How rare will buses become? Is it even true? There must be something else in the mix besides what Walker spoon-fed to the paper. Those route reductions were going to save a ton of money. How is he going to make that up?

Stay tuned for the moment that Walker has to release the details that make his budget look like the ugly pig it is sure to be.

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