First, a UW-Milwaukee Urban Planning professor discusses how expanding a local micro-transit program can boost regional jobs. Then, the head of the national Participatory Budgeting Project advocates for the process of letting local residents vote on how to spend tax dollars.
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How well is the micro-transit pilot project FlexRide Milwaukee working?
FlexRide Milwaukee is a one-year-old, micro-transit program about to expand its service area. Researchers have found evidence that an increasing ridership is using it to get to jobs in the north suburbs. A UW-Milwaukee professor shares the survey data.
What if residents could decide how to spend public tax dollars?
What if residents could decide how to spend public tax dollars? The process known as Participatory Budgeting is being tried in Milwaukee and discontinued in Eau Claire. We hear from a leader of the national group who says allowing residents to vote on spending is taking hold across the country.
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