Eight hundred miles away in our nation’s capital, someone’s looking to stimulate Milwaukee County’s economy as County Executive Scott Walker chooses not to. Yesterday, U.S. Dept. of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Recovery Act funds in the amount of $27.4 million to pay for Wisconsin transit improvements, most of which are heading to Milwaukee County.According to the U.S. Dept. of Transportation, Milwaukee County Transit will receive ‘$25.6 million to purchase 45 40-foot buses, a vehicle enunciator/passenger information system, spare bus parts, and computer hardware.’
Ahh, yet another episode in the continuing saga that is the federal and state governments stepping in to put Milwaukee County on the road to recovery as Scott Walker, with his nationally publicized criticism of stimulation, stalls on his duty to lead.