Mass Transit Subject of Public Meetings
Proposed cuts would mean elimination of freeway flyer.
Two community meetings on how proposed cuts could impact public transit on southern Milwaukee County will be held Sept. 13.
Milwaukee County Supervisor Pat Jursik, who represents a small portion of Oak Creek, is co-hosting the meetings with Supervisor Jason Haas.
Jursik has voiced a lot of concern about what the cuts would mean for communities like Oak Creek, especially considering the city's ambitious redevelopment plans for the lakefront and former Delphi site.
Proposed changes to the Milwaukee County Transit System, brought on by a loss of $6.8 million in state aid, include the elimination of all freeway flyers.
"We are mobilizing to educate the public about the state's draconian cuts to mass transit in Milwaukee County," Jursik said in a news release. "Transit means jobs. The economy is struggling to recover and people are out of work. A severe cut to the largest transit system in Wisconsin is the last thing the state should have done."
The meetings will be held from 4:30-5:30 p.m. and 6:30-7:45 p.m. at the Cudahy Public Library, 3500 Library Drive.