Infrastructure & Environment

Waukesha County’s economic vitality depends on modern, safe and efficient infrastructure networks, from our transportation systems, to technology, to our water supply. In particular, we recognize the need for a sustainable funding solution to meet the critical transportation infrastructure needs of our state. The effective flow of goods, services and people is fundamental to business growth and a vibrant economy.

2022 Policy Priorities:

  1. Advocate for completion of the I-94 East-West corridor between 16th Street and 70th Street.
  2. Support cost-effective, efficient, flexible public and private transportation options to connect employees with jobs in Waukesha County.
  3. Advocate for statewide, sustainable, dedicated long-term transportation funding solutions.
  4. Support the evaluation of intermodal facilities for Wisconsin that could enhance freight rail service for Wisconsin shippers.
  5. Support public private partnerships to advance emerging technologies through the use of existing infrastructure or deployment of new infrastructure.
  6. Support the City of Waukesha in the implementation of borrowing and returning water from Lake Michigan..

94 EW: WisDOT accepting comments through June 30; additional public meetings scheduled

The Alliance has long supported completion of the I-94 East-West corridor between 16th Street and 70th Street through modernization and expansion of the corridor. Last year, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) announced it was proceeding with a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) using recent data and additional public input. The department continues to analyze […]

Waukesha County Poised for Growth

As we kick off 2022, Waukesha County businesses are optimistic about growth. Despite the ongoing pandemic, a Waukesha County business survey from fall of 2021 reported that more than 79 percent of businesses plan to expand in the next three years. These results are on par with prior years, including 82 percent in 2019 and […]

Alliance Supports Micro-Transit Project

A national award-winning proposal from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is targeted at addressing two problems — one of them fairly recent and one chronic. The recent problem is the labor shortage that afflicts many businesses trying to come out of the pandemic. The chronic problem is getting unemployed workers in Milwaukee to jobs in the suburbs, particularly […]

I-94 East-West Public Involvement Meetings: Dec. 8 and 9

WisDOT is hosting Public Involvement Meetings this week regarding the I-94 East-West Freeway Corridor Study from 70th Street to 16th Street. Completion of the I-94 East-West project has been a longtime policy priority of the Alliance. The corridor is one of the most heavily traveled corridors for business, commercial and personal traffic and key to […]

Waukesha County Business Survey Shows Increased Optimism for Growth

For the last several years, the Waukesha County Business Survey has been conducted in cooperation with the Waukesha County Business Alliance, Waukesha County Center for Growth, Waukesha-Ozaukee-Washington (WOW) Workforce Development Board and Waukesha County. The data from this year’s survey was obtained by surveying Waukesha County employers from July 2021 through August 2021. Respondents included […]

Alliance Hosts WisDOT Secretary Thompson

The Alliance’s Infrastructure Policy Committee hosted Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary Craig Thompson this morning for a discussion on infrastructure priorities. Secretary Thompson provided an update on transportation projects and priorities from around the state, including the I-94 East-West project, which has long been a priority of the Alliance. The 94 EW corridor runs for 3.5 miles between 16th and […]

Infrastructure Committee

Stan Sugden

Ruekert & Mielke, Inc

Todd Taves

Vice Chair
Ehlers & Associates Inc.

Jeff Bauer

Jacobs Engineering

Jennifer B. Zierer

We Energies

Steve Coppersmith


Joshua Davenport

KPRG & Associates Inc.

Tom Dieckelman

Wisconsin Coach Lines / Coach USA

Tom Fotsch

EmbedTek LLC

Don Gallo

Axley Brynelson, LLP

Troy Giles

Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.

Mark Gorski

Judson & Associates S.C.

Mike Gryczka

National Exchange Bank & Trust

Pat Hawley


Jeff Hoffman

Cushman & Wakefield | Boerke

Tom Kissinger

The Marcus Corporation

Andy Kowske

HNTB Corporation

Sean Leppert

Interstate Sealant & Concrete, Inc

John McGinnis

ProHealth Care Foundation

Mike Payant

Ayres Associates

Joe Pieper

Westbury Bank

Mike Pjevach

Wisconsin Coach Lines / Coach USA

Sheri Schmit

Milwaukee Regional Medical Center Inc.

Tom Schreibel

Michael Best

Cheryl Sment

Interstate Sealant & Concrete, Inc.

Richard Smith


Tim Stewart

DeWitt LLP