Wednesday, March 05, 2008

County abandons responsibility for bus shelters

The tradition has been this, according to testimony at the Common Council's Public Works Committee:

The city removes the snow from bus stop "landings," or the places where transit users get on and off buses; the county, theoretically, keeps bus shelters clear of snow.

Until this year, when the county simply notified the city that the county would no longer take care of shoveling or plowing out bus shelters.

The city wrote back that yes, the county is responsible.

And there the matter sits. The county may be reviewing the matter again, but for now its attitude seems to be" To hell with Milwaukee County Transit System customers. Let 'em slip and fall.

So it's not just transit the County Executive Scott Walker's administration is trying so hard to cripple; it's transit riders, too.

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