INVESTING IN TRANSPORTATION EQUITY
People of color, low-income families, and people with disabilities are more likely to rely on transit and are underserved by most investments in the transportation network, which largely favor car travel. These inequities have played a role in many of the racial and socioeconomic disparities that exist in the Milwaukee metro area, including disparities in educational attainment, income levels, and poverty rates.
Investing in enhanced transit along or near 27th Street will significantly improve access to jobs, healthcare, education, social activities, and other destinations for current transit riders and attract new riders. This effort supports Milwaukee County's commitment to racial equity and social justice.
ABOUT THE STUDY AREA
People of color or Hispanic ethnicity make up
of the population within 0.5 miles of route options
Nearly 1 in 5 households without a car in Milwaukee County are within 0.5 miles of route options
of families in poverty in
Milwaukee County live within
0.5 miles of route options
ENGAGEMENT IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS
Public engagement is a critical aspect of this study, and the project team is working with Community Partners to help ensure that the study is shaped by feedback directly from current transit riders and residents and businesses within the neighborhoods that would be served by this investment. The following public engagement activities will help supplement traditional public meetings. Do you have ideas or suggestions about how the study team can better share information and collect feedback about the study? Contact us here.
BUS STOP SURVEY
Community Partners conducted postcard surveys with transit riders at bus stops throughout June 2021, and posters with QR codes directed riders to complete a short online survey to share feedback.
Throughout the study, Community Partners will be completing mail drops with fact sheets and public meeting information to residents and businesses within the study area.
Community Partners and project staff will be sharing information and collecting feedback at various community events such as farmer's markets, neighborhood festivals, and at community gathering spaces.