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There’s no developer or buyer yet, but city officials are contemplating what could be done with the Voit farm and several nearby properties, which are either up for sale or are unused. more

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The planned reconstruction of Winnebago Street in 2019 is once again pitting local residents against Madison’s lofty bike goals. The Common Council will weigh competing proposals on May 1. more

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David Michael Miller

There was little media attention last month when the Dane County Board quietly passed a new wheel tax. It’s a big subsidy from Madison residents to those who live in rural areas. more

Citizen Dave 8 Comments

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Carolyn Fath

David Prosser has been retired from the Wisconsin Supreme Court for nearly a year. A former legislator, he’s now looking deeper into state policy issues and some matters that came before him on the court. more

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Carolyn Fath

Gov. Scott Walker and Senate Republicans want to borrow money to plug the transportation funding gap; Speaker Robin Vos wants to raise revenue. Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice David Prosser offers his five-step plan for breaking the impasse. more

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David Michael Miller

This time it’s not even the Republicans against the Democrats. It’s the Republicans against the Republicans. Polarized politics are now threatening our lives. more

Citizen Dave

The city purchased land in the High Point-Raymond neighborhood and constructed a multi-purpose path connecting the Jeffy Trail dead-end to the Ice Age Junction Path. Now the city is intent on destroying that public space over neighborhood opposition. more

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David Michael Miller

Citizen Dave, whose day job is executive director of the Wisconsin Bike Fed, makes a shameless plug for the group’s April 20 conference on self-driving cars. more

Citizen Dave

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Joe Tarr

Although a lot of people travel to and from Madison on intercity buses, there still isn’t a decent place to wait for them. The numerous private companies who serve the city continue to drop off and pick up on a public sidewalk. more

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Now that automated vehicles have broken through to Super Bowl advertising, it’s only a matter of time before they start appearing on our streets. The city might want to get ahead of the curve here. more

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David Michael Miller

Wisconsin roads need help. So do our schools. But neither looks like it will get much help in the upcoming state budget. more

Citizen Dave

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Paul Hoppe

Thanks to Union Cab, Madison has a 24-hour taxi service for people with disabilities. But after a loss of federal funding and competition from companies like Uber, the company may not be able to maintain the service for much longer. more

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Dustin Dilks, the pedestrian killed on the Beltline last month, was in an Uber shortly before being struck by a vehicle. His family says the driver should have called the police. more

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David Michael Miller

The governor is proposing funding increases for local road aids and for repair and maintenance of state highways. That means more repairs and improvements to local roads and rural highways — good news for local drivers and cyclists. more

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Are bicyclists “entitled” to ride anywhere they choose? Hell yes! more

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David Michael Miller

For decades, ridership on Madison Metro has been steadily growing. But over the past 12 months, ridership is down 8%. Is the drop a temporary blip or the start of a troubling trend? more

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David Michael Miller

To the consternation of many, Madison has been without a bus station since 2009. While there are no current proposals to build one, some ideas are percolating. more

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The advent of autonomous vehicles is a good reason to delay costly parking projects. That goes for Judge Doyle Square and the state’s redevelopment of the Hill Farms office building. more

Citizen Dave

A recent 5 mph bump in the speed limit along 800 miles of state highways appears to have decreased revenue from tickets issued by the Wisconsin State Patrol. more

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The cars of the future promise to do some pretty amazing things, like warn drivers of hazards, detect traffic jams and find empty parking spaces. But before that happens, traffic engineers must prepare the streets and roads. more

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