This site was actively used over the period 2005-2011 as the necessary technical and environmental studies to permit the Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee (KRM) commuter rail project to proceed to implementation were conducted. These studies were initiated in 2005 by an Intergovernmental Partnership of the County Executives and Mayors of Kenosha, Milwaukee, and Racine, the Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, and the Chairman of the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission. In July 2009, the studies were continued by the Southeastern Regional Transit Authority (SERTA), which was created by the Wisconsin State Legislature and Governor in the 2009-2011 Wisconsin State budget specifically to oversee the development of a KRM commuter rail service. In June 2011, the State Legislature and Governor repealed the State law creating SERTA, requiring SERTA to dissolve in September 2011, and resulting in the indefinite postponement of the KRM commuter rail studies. As such, links within the site relating to submittal of comments and questions, and sign-up for email updates have been de-activated.
The public informational newsletters for the Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee Commuter Link Project may be obtained on this page of the website.
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When additional newsletters are published, they will also be available for downloading here.
The newest edition of the project newsletter summarizes the Alternatives Analysis/Draft Environmental Impact Statement, including descriptions of the alternatives considered and the Locally Preferred Alternative, a summary of the costs and benefits of the Commuter Rail Alternative, and the next steps for the project. To view or download this newsletter, click on the following link:
The first edition of the newsletter provided an introduction to the project and announced the public scoping meetings held during February 2006.
The second edition of the newsletter discussed the public scoping meetings that were held, the transit alternatives being considered, screening of these alternatives by the project Steering Committee, and the transit-oriented-development workshops held for each of the proposed station areas.
The third edition of the newsletter announces the previous round of public informational meetings, highlights the differences between commuter rail and bus transit alternatives, and outlines the reasons for recommending the advancement of commuter rail toward implementation.