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