TOMORROW: Top Milwaukee-area officials discuss regional transpo issues at forum

— Panelists include Mayor Tom Barrett, County Exec. Scott Walker, state Reps. Cory Mason and Jeff Stone–


MILWAUKEE — Come to a June 10 forum to hear major decision-makers debate the future of passenger rail, highway expansion, the port of Milwaukee and Mitchell Field in light of stressed state and local budgets and commuters’ continuing search for the best way to get to work.


The forum, which will take place on June 10 at Discovery World in Milwaukee, begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 9 a.m. Breakfast begins at 7:15 a.m.


“Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (and Ships): Shaping Southeastern Wisconsin’s Transportation Future” is part of a series of forums at Discovery World.


The event comes as state lawmakers and Gov. Jim Doyle wrestle to balance a state budget $6.6 billion  in the red while enacting measures to create regional transit authorities, advance the Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee commuter line and expand I-94.


Confirmed panelists for the June 10 event include:

  • Milw. County Executive Scott Walker 
  • Milw. Mayor Tom Barrett
  • State Rep. Cory Mason, D-Racine and a member of the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee
  • State Sen. Jeff Plale, D-South Milwaukee and a member of the Senate Transportation Committee
  • State Rep. Jeff Stone, R-Greendale and a member of the Assembly Transportation Committee

Initial sponsors for the event include UW-Milwaukee, Wisconsin Urban & Rural Transit Association, Midwest Airlines and HNTB.


Organizers include MMAC, Discovery World,, and UW-Milwaukee.


The event is open to the public, and the price is $30 per person.  But and subscribers, the UW-Milwaukee community, and members of MMAC and Discovery World will be able to attend for $20 per person. The price includes the breakfast buffet but not parking.


Click here or Call Debra Jordan (414) 287-4127 or [email protected] to register. 


Additional sponsorships are available. For more information, contact Jim Greer at 608-237-6296 or [email protected].