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File #: 170541    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 7/11/2017 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 7/31/2017
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution amending Common Council File No. 160254 relative to the development of a bus rapid transit line along the East-West Corridor through portions of the City of Milwaukee.
Sponsors: ALD. MURPHY, ALD. BAUMAN
Indexes: BUS SERVICE, LOCAL TRANSIT
Attachments: 1. Objection #1, 2. Objection #2, 3. Objection #3, 4. BRT Alignment map.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
8/9/20171 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
7/31/20171 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTEDPass15:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
7/19/20170 PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOR ADOPTION

Minutes note: Ald. Murphy Ashley Booth - HNTB Dan Basil - MCTS Karen Roderick
Pass4:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
7/11/20170 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
170541
Version
SUBSTITUTE 1
Reference

Sponsor
ALD. MURPHY AND BAUMAN
Title
Substitute resolution amending Common Council File No. 160254 relative to the development of a bus rapid transit line along the East-West Corridor through portions of the City of Milwaukee.
Analysis
This resolution amends Common Council File No. 160254 to establish a City policy that Milwaukee County’s bus rapid transit (BRT) system shall operate in mixed traffic west of Hawley Road. This resolution further indicates that the City of Milwaukee shall not incur any expense or contribute financially to the development and operation of the BRT system unless reimbursed for these costs by Milwaukee County or the Milwaukee County Transit System.
Body
Whereas, On July 26, 2016, the Common Council adopted File No. 160254, a resolution establishing the City’s policy for supporting the development of Milwaukee County’s Locally Preferred Alternate bus rapid transit (BRT) connecting Downtown Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center; and

Whereas, File No. 160254 resolved in part that the City of Milwaukee would work with Milwaukee County to determine areas where the use and development of exclusive lanes was not feasible or possible, and where the BRT would therefore operate in mixed traffic; and

Whereas, In June 2017, Milwaukee County presented an update on the East-West Corridor BRT feasibility study at a series of public meetings; and

Whereas, The updated study includes large-scale roll plats showing various lane alignment options and animations predicting the flow of traffic; and

Whereas, The updated study depicts BRT-exclusive lanes west of Hawley Road, and in particular on Bluemound Road west of Hawley Road; and

Whereas, The use of exclusive lanes west of Hawley Road could reduce the number of travel lanes available to ordinary vehicular traffic by up to one-half; and

Whereas, Any decrease in the volume of vehicular traffic along the East-West Corridor through ...

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