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Coalition pushes for more spending on transportation
MADISON - Wisconsin's highways are aging, congestion is worsening in Milwaukee, Madison and other urban areas and there is demand for public transit, even in rural areas, that isn't being met. Meanwhile, the state faces a projected $680 million deficit in its transportation budget, meaning there won't be enough money to pay for existing needs and projects, let alone any new ones. With that deficit expected to grow to more than $15 billion over the next 10 years, road builders, economic development leaders, local government officials and others with an interest in Wisconsin's transportation priorities have banded together.