I-94 Expansion Proposal Faces Criticism at Public Hearings

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Wisconsinites who testified at public hearings this month expressed overwhelming opposition to a controversial proposal to expand I-94 in Milwaukee from six to eight lanes. 

Many of those who spoke, including MEA Executive Director Tony Wilkin Gibart, urged the state to consider the Fix at Six alternative, which would fix the safety and operational concerns of the corridor without expanding the highway. 

Many speakers, like Pastor Richard Shaw (above), president of Milwaukee Inner-city Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH), called for more investment in public transit, which would reduce carbon emissions and improve access to jobs, healthcare, and basic goods for local residents.

In response to a previous freeway expansion project, MEA represented MICAH in a lawsuit against the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for inadequate environmental analysis and racial discrimination. That suit resulted in increased investments in public transit for inner city residents.

It’s not too late to make your voice heard to improve the project. Use this comment form to tell the Department of Transporation you support the Fix at Six alternative. 

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