Politicians, business and community leaders have their eyes on a piece of the federal stimulus pie. Proposals such as a passenger rail from Milwaukee to Madison to the Twin Cities, as well as a Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee train have gotten more mention lately.
Tom Rubin of the California-based Reason Foundation recently authored a study which calls for exploring other mass transit options in Southeast Wisconsin besides the KRM line. Rubin proposes van pooling and expanded bus service, including long haul commuter buses along I-94.
The free market researcher says an advantage of bus service expansion is that it does not require a quarter of a billion dollar investment for public feedback as the KRM would.
Rubin is making several presentations of his research in Milwaukee and Racine Friday.