CONTACT: Rep. Goyke, 608.266.0645
Governor Evers Invests in Wisconsin’s Transportation Infrastructure & Public Transit
MADISON – Today the Joint Committee on Finance (JFC) received public testimony from Secretary Craig Thompson regarding the vital investments made by Governor Evers in Wisconsin’s transportation budget. JFC Democratic member State Rep. Evan Goyke (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement following today’s testimony:
“Today Secretary Thompson made clear the need for the investments outlined in Governor Evers’ budget – for both urban and rural communities. After eight years of putting off needed investments to improve our State’s roads and find sustainable solutions for transportation funding by the majority party, Governor Evers budget delivers sustainable solutions to our transportation needs.
Two critical investments are local road aids and public transit. The investment in roads will help repair what’s broken, like filling potholes that are getting worse and worse. Public transit is essential to the community I represent and many others throughout our State. This budget provides a 10 percent increase in state assistance to the operation of mass transit compared to the previous budget. This is one of many examples where this budget directly invests in the community I represent.
As a member of the Joint Committee on Finance I look forward to working with Governor Evers and my colleagues on his budget request moving forward and advocating for its passage. I stand with Governor Evers and these important investments in our State’s future.”