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Federal court decision in Milwaukee highway expansion moves discrimination claims forward

May 15, 2013

A federal judge's decision on the Zoo Interchange construction is promising for groups arguing that highway expansion planning was discriminatory and excluded considerations for public transit.

Milwaukee Community Groups Ask Court to Block Highway Interchange Expansion

Aug 07, 2012

Two organizations supporting racial and environmental justice – the Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin (BHCW) and Milwaukee Inner-city Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH) - filed suit in federal court, challenging the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s efforts to spend $1.7 billion to rebuild and expand the Zoo Interchange at the same time transit is being slashed. Midwest Environmental Advocates and the ACLU of Wisconsin are representing the organizations.

Comments on Recertification of the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission

Jul 18, 2012

Midwest Environmental Advocates and other organizations raised transportation and environmental justice issues in their comments to the Federal Highway Administration regarding the Recertification Review of the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission.