Here’s a local Milwaukee event that’s free and open to the general public. Attend if you can and let us know how this event went.

What: 88Nine Radio Milwaukee presenting a TRANSPORTATION CIRCUS.
When: Tuesday, March 31 beginning at 5:30p until 7:30p.
Where: 220 East Pittsburgh Ave., Milwaukee, WI.
88Nine Radio Milwaukee Walker’s Point location

This appears to be a new format for a transportation discussion in Milwaukee, hosted by a public radio station that’s turned itself into an Internet Radio station that has a strong cult following. Several businesses, non-profits and government entities are coming together to make this happen.
Event partners include Milwaukee County Transit System, The Milwaukee Streetcar, Milwaukee Brewing Co., (YES! Free beer!) Uber, Bublr Bikes, Wisconsin Bike Fed, and many, many more. Attendees do not need to register. (Just find a parking spot, if you drive.)
For more info, this link is from the 88Nine Radio Milwaukee website.
This link from Biztimes contains more detailed info.
The Wisconsin Association of Railroad Passengers (WisARP) has since 1977 been involved in planning, advocating and educating the public on the need for more passenger trains.
WisARP, an association with more than 600 members, exists to promote passenger trains as a part of a balanced national transportation system. It is made up of people who enjoy traveling by train, find it a practical way to travel, and are dedicated to preserving and improving the quality and quantity of passenger trains in Wisconsin and the nation. We are a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. Our funding comes entirely from dues.


Freight Rail Day 2014

(Early registration rate deadline:  September 21st)

8th Annual Wisconsin
Freight Rail Day 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Radisson Paper Valley Hotel
333 W College Avenue
Appleton, Wisconsin 54911

“Freight Rail: Partner in Building Wisconsin’s Economy”

Sponsored by Wisconsin’s Freight Railroads

BNSF, CN, Canadian Pacific, WSOR/Watco with
Union Pacific, Progressive, Escanaba & Lake Superior, and Tomahawk Railroads

We’re excited to tell you about how this year’s program is shaping up.
The morning session will center on the Economic Contribution of Wisconsin’s Freight Railroads.
Presenters include:
Dr. Steven Deller – UW-Madison’s Department of Agricultural & Applied Economics
Dr. Bernard Weinstein – Associate Director, Maguire Energy Institute at SMU
Wendy Gehlhoff – Director, Florence County Economic Development Commission
& Chair, Northwoods Rail Transit Commission

The afternoon session will focus on Freight Rail Safety Initiatives.

Presenters include:
Jeff Plale – Wisconsin Railroad Commissioner
Jennifer Macdonald – Assistant Vice President of Government Affairs, Association of American Railroads
Lisa Stabler – President, Transportation Technology Center, Inc.

[And MORE yet to be announced…]


Registration Form

For hotel accommodations contact the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel at (920)733-8000.

Mention the Wisconsin Railroad Committee while reserving your room.


This Year We Welcome The Kammer Group
as the New Government Affairs Partner for
The Wisconsin Railroad Committee