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New Transit Cooperation Is Small Beans

February 3, 2009

First, the good news.  According to the Business Journal, Milwaukee County is working with Waukesha County to streamline portions of their transit operations through and eliminating the $.25 transfer fare for inter-county routes.     This is beneficial for the portion of Waukesha County workers who live in and commute by bus from Milwaukee County.

The less than good news? It’s an encouraging first step, but that transfer fee only generated $10,000 in annual revenue.  To put that in perspective, the Public Policy Forum projects [PDF] a $18.3 million budget deficit for MCTS next year.

This cooperation is more symoblic than anything at the moment.  But for now, let’s be happy it’s not another transit cut.

One Comment
  1. February 3, 2009 3:39 am

    The ironic thing is that both County Execs are almost the only ones in the entire nation that are seeing a decline in ridership. They are also the only ones to cut routes, raise fares and resist light rail.

    Coincidence? I think not.

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