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The Importance of Transportation Choices

May 23, 2014 3:45 PM

I was able to join Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group (WISPIRG) this week to talk about the importance of prioritizing transportation options as we work to keep our young college graduates in our City and State.

WISPIRIG Foundation surveyed 530 college students at 14 Wisconsin campuses and found that 60% said they would be at least "somewhat more likely" to stay in Wisconsin after graduation if they could live in a place where they could get around without driving.  84% said it was either 'very important" or "somewhat important" for them to have transportation options other than a car to get around.

Click on the image below to watch a brief portion of the press conference.

I am happy to join WISPIRG in urging state and federal leaders to increase funding for the transit, bike and pedestrian infrastructure that more and more Millennials are gravitating towards.

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