With gas prices on the rise and laid-off workers looking farther from
home for new jobs, is it time for mass transit?
That’s a question that might not be answered anytime soon, but the
state Legislature is taking a step in that direction.
A new legislative study committee with members from Rock County
soon will begin looking at a way to unite local governments to create
Sen. Judy Robson, D-Beloit, is the committee’s vice chairwoman.
Members include Larry Arft, Beloit city manager, and Richard Johnson of
Janesville, an advocate for the visually handicapped.
The committee has 22 members from across the state. Its chairman is
Rep. Alvin Ott, R-Forest Junction.
Mass transit in 2010 will have more to do with vanpools and intercity busses than light rail in this area but you've got to start somewhere.