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File #: 160254    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/6/2016 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 7/26/2016
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution relating to the development of a bus rapid transit line along the East-West Corridor through portions of the City of Milwaukee.
Sponsors: ALD. BAUMAN
Attachments: 1. Motion by Ald. Murphy, 2. Letter from Milwaukee County Department of Transportation Director, 3. Letter to Chris Abele, 4. Exhibit 1 - East-West BRT Alignment, 5. Employ Milwaukee Letter of Support, 6. Disability Rights of Wisconsin letter of support, 7. Email from Bill Sell, 8. Presentation, 9. Letter of Support from ACLU WI, 10. Letter of Support from MetroGo!, 11. Petition in Objection, 12. Substitute Resolution 2-164823 Bus Rapid Transit LPA.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
8/3/20162 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
7/26/20161 COMMON COUNCIL AMENDEDPass15:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
7/26/20162 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTEDPass14:1 Action details Meeting details Not available

Minutes note: John Rodgers Milwaukee County Transit System Ashley Booth HNTB Dan Meyers AECOM Ald. Murphy provided a petition of objection from neighbors. Ald. Kovac moved to enter the petition into the record. (Prevailed 4-0) Public comment: Willie Wade, Employ Milwaukee is in favor for increasing employment Susan Arnhold 5018 W Wisconsin Ave is opposed because she is concerned about parking and ridership and forced transfers. Mary McCoy 4827 W Wisconsin Ave is opposed because she believes it will have an adverse impact on traffic and congestion. Dave Demonie 5024 W Wisconsin Ave is opposed because he already uses the Gold Line and doesn't want to see a decrease in stops. He is also concerned about the bus stop in his front yard. Cynthia Brown 4921 W Wisconsin is in favor of the project and believes Story Hill can adapt to changes. John Kissinger, Graves 125 N 84th St is in favor to help attract and retain employees. Mary Eastman 101 N 74th St is opposed because she believes a dedicated lane will impact traffic. Steve Fauman, Barbiere's Italian Inn is opposed due to parking concerns. Karen Ken 5010 W Wisconsin is opposed and has not received any information. Kerry Thomas, Executive Director of Metro Go! is in support for attracting, creating, and retaining jobs. Also providing transit for those who do not drive. Karen Rotger, ACLU of Wisconsin is in support and agrees with the previous speaker. A disproportionate amount of people of color are transit dependent and this system provides some equitity. Ken Young SEWRPC is in support of the project. Nathan Jurowski Associated General Contractors of Milwaukee is in support. Serah Greenburg 2671 N Lake Dr is in support. Dennis Kraszinsky 1845 N Farwell is in support of improving transit and agrees with the previous speakers in support. Caleb Roberts, MICAH is in support because it will lead to job creation and job growth. Andy Moss 4921 W Wisconsin Ave is in support and feels transit should be expanded, but he feels this has been rushed. Jim Carpenter 1633 N Prospect is in support of improved public transit. Carol Cafre 555 N 31st St is in support if it's better than the bus. She thinks there should be more stops downtown. Mike Kurzawa Glenview & Wisconsin Ave believes the feedback at the listening sessions was not positive and felt the sessions didn't provide information. He believes this was rushed and more information should be provided. Terry Wiggins Interfaith Earth Network is in support because it provides another transit option.
Pass3:1 Action details Meeting details Video Video
7/7/20160 CITY CLERK DRAFT SUBMITTED   Action details Meeting details Not available
7/6/20160 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available

Substitute resolution relating to the development of a bus rapid transit line along the East-West Corridor through portions of the City of Milwaukee.
This resolution supports the development of Milwaukee County’s Locally Preferred Alternate bus rapid transit connecting Downtown Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center and Milwaukee County Research Park.
Whereas, Bus rapid transit (BRT) is a popular approach used by communities to enhance public transportation services, reduce traffic congestion, improve mobility and increase transit ridership; and

Whereas, BRT systems feature specialized buses that travel in dedicated lanes and that stop less often than regular bus routes; and

Whereas, Milwaukee County has successfully concluded an East-West Corridor BRT feasibility study with a Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) recommendation; and

Whereas, The City of Milwaukee received an update on the East-West Bus BRT feasibility study on June 22, 2016; and

Whereas, The proposed Locally Preferred Alternate (LPA) of the East-West BRT line will operate from Michigan Street and Lincoln Memorial Drive in the City of Milwaukee to the Swan Boulevard Park and Ride lot in the City of Wauwatosa; and

Whereas, The goal of the East-West BRT is to identify and implement a transit investment strategy that will:

1. Accommodate anticipated growth in travel demand and mitigate congestion within the corridor.

2. Support mobility options that match emerging demographic trends and preferences within the corridor.

3. Leverage the existing transportation infrastructure to expand network capacity and personal mobility within the corridor.

4. Encourage sustainability development patterns that reduce reliance on single-occupant vehicles.

; and

Whereas, The development of the East-West BRT is projected to provide expanded transit service for 47,000 people living near the BRT stati...

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