Just for the record...let's remember that in 1997, it was then-Gov. Tommy Thompson, The Man Who Loved Trains And Later Yearned To Be US Secretary of
Transportation, who killed his administration's light rail plan for Milwaukee.
Had Tommy stood up to the local conservative talk radio hosts who still use "light rail" as an all-purpose anti-urban code phrase, workers and students commuting from Waukesha could be riding the rails with some of that $4-gallon gas money in their pockets.
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And for your homework, call or email Charlie, Jeff and Mark, and tell them thanks, and ask them where you can submit your request for reimbursement for the exorbitant amounts of money your paying for gasoline these days. I'm sure those fine, upstanding, take responsibility guys will stand up and do the right thing and pay us back for the consequences of their short-sightedness.
But don't hold your breath while you're waiting for that to happen.