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Friday, June 10, 2016

MPA LLC SEMINAR I - BRT Introduction - Wednesday, June 8, 2016



FRIDAY, June 10, 2016   

MPA LLC June 10th SPECIAL
MILWAUKEE | Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC had its first of three (3) Professional Development briefings on the Infrastructure of Public Transportation - East/West BRT/Bus Rapid Transit.   The panelists were:

  • Richard Kauper, Architect & District Strategist 6, Amazing Architecture
  •  James Macon, President/Business Agent, ATU 998
  • Joe Peterangelo, Senior Researcher, Public Policy Forum
  • Dan Meyers, Project Leader, AECOM (to be rescheduled)
JOE PETERANGELO, Senior Researcher, presented a PowerPoint Introduction that included research by the Public Policy Forum as to what BRT/Bus Rapid Transit is and its characteristics that included the riderway construction, special features for entering and exiting the Rapid Bus and meter payment machine for time-savings.  


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His presentation gave a map depiction of JOBS &  Transit Services that included nearby cities. They are: 
  1. Brookfield
  2. Franklin
  3. Germantown
  4. Greendale
  5. Mequon
  6. Menomonee Falls
  7. Muskego
  8. New Berlin
  9. Oak Creek
  10. River Hills
BRT/Bus Rapid Transit STANDARDS 

FAST ACT Amalgamated Transit Union SUMMARY
JAMES MACON, President ATU 998, gave background of Needs of the local union members - bus operators and maintenance workers.  His presentation included "dead end" routes, the need of routes upating for better customer service, and he also spoke of specifics that the national Amalgamated Transit Union has adopted from The Institute for Transportation & Development Policy BRT Standard, Version 1.0 and the Fast Act (Summary of Key Changes to Federal Transit Law).

RICHARD KAUPER, Architect, District 6 Strategist, gave a "deep-dive" analysis of the May 18, 2016 East/West BRT Public Involvement critique and his Private Study.  For this posting, we will give RK's Introduction of his report.

Richard's Report follows dialog from public involvement on May 18, 2016, Marquette University Alumni Center.  
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The 40 plus million dollars being spent on the data and marketing studies and possibility "Phase-One" which works out to $1,252.00 a traveling foot in length.

As with any new project which has private or public connected with the overall feasibility studies of, development of and the eventual construction of whatever it will be; firms which are hired to do all of the preliminaries usually are governed by the impact it will have on its location, communities affected by and scheme which hopefully benefits its use over a period of time before it is considered to be more costly to maintain it than it was to build it.

The full-report will come by the Second Briefing, Wednesday, June 22, 2016.

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Attendees:


AURIELA MOSLEY             – BORCHERT FIELD ON MOVE, DISTRICT 6
BEVERLY VOGELIN            – LOVE FOUNDATION INC, DISTRICT 1
DAVID L. SARTORI             – MILWAUKEE COUNTY SUPERVISOR 5th DISTRICT
DAWN POWELL                – DAWN TO DUSK FOREVER GARDEN, DISTRICT 6
DENNIS GRZEZINSKI          - GRZEZINSKI LAW FIRM (Stakeholders Advisory Council Member)
JACKIE CLARK IVY             – SOCIAL JUSTICE ADVOCATE, DISTRICT 2
JAMES MACON                – PRESIDENT, ATU 998
JEFFREY THOMPSON        – MILWAUKEE RESIDENT
JOE PETERANGELO           – SENIOR RESEARCHER PUBLIC POLICY FORUM
JOSEPH T KLEIN               – RIVERWEST RADIO HOST
MARCUS HART                 – MARCUS HART ENTERPRISES, DISTICT 4
MINISTER BONNIE MEVIN   – LOVE FOUNDATION INC, DISTRICT 1
RICHARD KAUPER             – AMAZING ARCHITECTURE, DISTRICT 6
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