2010 Wisconsin Code
Chapter 85. Department of transportation.
85.022 Multimodal transportation studies.
85.02285.022 Multimodal transportation studies.
85.022(1)(1) The department shall administer a program to study multimodal transportation. The department may make grants or pay contract costs from the appropriations under s. 20.395 (2) (hq) and (hx) for multimodal transportation studies and preliminary engineering of public transportation projects. The department may provide grants or contract with any person under this section to study interurban and intraurban area multimodal transportation, including an analysis of the potential impact of a transportation facility on local and statewide economic development. A study may consider any of the following:
85.022(1)(a)(a) Present and future transit ridership.
85.022(1)(b)(b) Existing railroad and other transportation right-of-way and potential right-of-way availability.
85.022(1)(c)(c) The capacity of alternative transit facilities.
85.022(1)(d)(d) Parking availability.
85.022(1)(e)(e) Plans for completing transit projects.
85.022(1)(f)(f) The creation of a regional operating authority.
85.022(1)(g)(g) Analysis of alternative means of financing, including public and private cost-sharing.
85.022(1)(h)(h) Coordination of rail passenger services with existing publicly operated mass transit systems.
85.022(1)(i)(i) Technologies, costs, benefits and projected ridership of conventional rail passenger service, or of high-speed rail service.
85.022(1)(j)(j) Express bus service.
85.022(1)(k)(k) Commuter rail service.
85.022(1)(L)(L) Travel data.
85.022(1)(m)(m) Urban rail transit systems.
85.022(2)(a)(a) The department shall study high-speed rail service in the southern transportation corridor between this state and the state of Minnesota.
85.022(2)(b)1.1. Except as provided in subd. 2., funds may be expended under par. (a) only to match funds, at the ratio of 1 to 1, from the state of Minnesota for the study.
85.022(2)(b)2.2. No funds may be expended under par. (a) unless the federal government contributes funds for a study under par. (a) in an amount equal to the total amount of funds from this state and the state of Minnesota for the study.
85.022(3)(3) A recipient of funding under this section shall make the results of its study available to any interested city, village, town or county.
85.022 - ANNOT.History: 1989 a. 31; 1991 a. 39; 1993 a. 16, 246; 1995 a. 113; 2005 a. 25; 2009 a. 28.
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