Fedderly Featured in “Capital Times” Story about Falling Transportation Funding Under Walker
August 28, 2018 | wcha-admin
WCHA Executive Director Dan Fedderly appeared in an August 28, 2018 Capital Times story, “Wisconsin DOT Report Shows Total Transportation Funding has Fallen Under Scott Walker.”
Below is an excerpt from the article. Read the full article from the August 28, 2018 Capital Times here.
“The Wisconsin Department of Transportation reports that total funding across all state transportation programs has fallen since Gov. Scott Walker took office in 2011, despite statements Walker has made insisting he has made historic investments.
Even with an increase for local roads in Walker’s latest budget, the DOT’s report shows that the administration has “kicked the can down the road” on a long-term transportation funding solution, said Dan Fedderly, executive director of the Wisconsin County Highway Association, who has worked on local transportation issues for more than 30 years.
“……There’s no question, and I said it multiple times … in relationship to transportation funding at the local level you don’t have to look at the reports. It isn’t a complicated issue. You just have to be out in the field looking at what’s happening,” Fedderly said. “The funding at the local level has not kept pace with the demand and needs of the local system by any stretch.
You don’t solve a transportation dilemma that you created over multiple years in one budget cycle … the whole discussion sums up the failure of the Legislature and the administration to address a long-term sustainable funding source for transportation in Wisconsin,” he said.”