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File #: 191724    Version:
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 2/11/2020 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 3/3/2020
Effective date:    
Title: Substitute resolution relating to the City of Milwaukee’s opposition to any increase in the size and weight limits for trucks on federal highways.
Sponsors: ALD. BAUMAN
Indexes: HIGHWAYS, MOTOR VEHICLES
Attachments: 1. CC 191724 MOTION.pdf
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
3/13/20201 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available
3/3/20201 COMMON COUNCIL ADOPTEDPass15:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
3/3/20201 COMMON COUNCIL TAKEN FROM COMMITTEEPass15:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
2/24/20201 JUDICIARY & LEGISLATION COMMITTEE HELD TO CALL OF THE CHAIR

Minutes note: Appearing: Ald. Bauman - Sponsor Jim Bohl -IRD Text of the file was available. Ald. Zielinski moved to take item from Committee on the Council Floor and move further approval.
Pass4:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
2/11/20200 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available
Number
191724
Version
SUBSTITUTE 1
Reference

Sponsor
ALD. BAUMAN
Title
Substitute resolution relating to the City of Milwaukee’s opposition to any increase in the size and weight limits for trucks on federal highways.
Analysis
This resolution expresses the City of Milwaukee’s opposition to any increase in the size and weight limits for trucks on federal highways.

Body
Whereas, The U.S. Department of Transportation completed work on a Comprehensive Truck Size and Weight Limits Study (Study) and submitted a final report to Congress in April, 2016; and

Whereas, The Study found that increasing the size and weight limits for trucks would create the need for additional funding for bridge infrastructure; and

Whereas, The Study found that one out of 3 scenarios for heavier single semi-trailer trucks and all of the scenarios for longer combination trucks resulted in higher pavement life-cycle costs; and

Whereas, The Study found that vehicle configurations weighing over 80,000 pounds had 18% more brake violations and a higher number of violations per inspection than vehicles weighing less than 80,000 pounds; and

Whereas, In 2019, a coalition of more than 1,000 government leaders, including mayors, county engineers, and public works directors, sent a letter to ranking members of transportation committees in the U.S. Congress requesting policy makers to oppose any increase in truck size or weight; and

Whereas,
Federal law directly governs trucking activity on the National Network and indirectly influences a substantial amount of total trucking activity on local roads and bridges; and

Whereas, The City of Milwaukee has demonstrated its commitment to fostering a livable city by approving a Complete Streets policy which will improve access to neighborhoods, prioritize the safety and health of residents and visitors, support economic growth, improve access to education and jobs, enhance urban design, encourage physical activity, and reduce negative environm...

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