Brewtown Politico

Carrying a little stick and speaking loudly in Milwaukee


Mayor vetoes electric buses

Today, Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett vetoed the plan passed by the city council yesterday calling for the contsruction of an electric guided bus system to be built in the city.

He cited that there were too many unanswered questions with the plan, and I have to concur. As I stated yesterday, I'm all for improved mass transit if it's done correctly. The plan as passed by the council was lacking in many ways. At least light rail is a proven technology that is working in many thriving cities around the country.

Personally, I'm not ready to throw $300 million at this electric guided bus idea. It's an unproven and proprietary technology, and I'm glad the mayor is skeptical as well.


At 5/12/2006 09:09:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe i'm saying this but I actually agree with you on this one. Perhaps the common council should look at cutting spending firsr, or an even better idea, lower property taxes.


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