Governor Scott Walker says he’s still looking at options for how to fund the state’s roadways long term.
Stopping in Minocqua Wednesday, Walker said it’s clear that there needs to be a new solution.
“The gas tax is really not sustainable. As more and more vehicles get better miles, the number of gallons of gas purchased has gone down substantially while the vehicle miles are the same or more, so the wear and tear is greater, even while the number of gallons of gas purchased is less.”
The state's top Transportation official says there isn't much the state can do when private firms decide to abandon rail line.
Secretary Mark Gottlieb was asked by members of the Northwooods Rail Transit Commission meeting in Rhinelander Friday to outline what can be done to halt, for example, the abandonment of the Canadian National railway line between Crandon and Argonne. He says since the railroads were deregulated, it becomes a private business choice...