In response to recent comments made by State Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke regarding the state’s transportation shortfall, the executive directors of the three largest local governmental associations have released the following statement about this critical topic:
According to the American Society of Civil Engineers Wisconsin ranks 48 out of 50 states in terms of the roughness of our roads.
“If our state is to be successful, our private sector needs to be successful. One of the primary components of a successful private sector is a high functioning and well maintained transportation infrastructure,” said Mark O’Connell, executive director of the Wisconsin Counties Association. “We commend our legislative leaders who understand the critical role transportation plays and the need to step forward and fund it responsibly.”
Wisconsin's combined gas tax and registration fees cost the average driver $23 a month which is significantly lower than any of our neighbors in the Midwest. (Minnesota is $42 a month Iowa is $41 and Michigan will be $34 starting next year.)
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