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Everyone is making this a labor issue. This is also an environmental and land use issue. Nobody is getting how the expansion of roads/highways for vehicles is causing air and land pollution our environment affecting us NOW.
We need this land for feeding us and our future generations, plus possibly making fuels and feeding animals. As for air pollution, now they have found that the first whales that are sunburned ... think of that ... for centuries whales have come up for air and never suffered sunburn. Now with the weakened ozone layer, they are sunburned for the brief times they come up for air. What does that mean to our human skin? Future human skin and cancer risks? What are we doing to ourselves and our environment? Our lives? Our future children's lives? Doesn't anyone care?
We have plenty of roads to keep up and to expand for promoting mass transit like buses/high occupancy vehicles. Where were the high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes in the Marquette Interchange remodeling? The current DOT is rated almost the lowest (49th out of 50 states) in the U.S. in Intellegent Transportation Systems planning, including HOV lanes, usage of electronic signage to control of vehicle ticketing and congestion and other smart traffic. In other words, we need a smarter DOT ... not a DOT that just hires former highway contracters. We need a DOT who knows how to plan for our aging population and their transportation needs and our state's upcoming PROGRESSIVE transportation needs, including high speed rail, and appreciates the valuable land and air we have here in WI. WI makes its money in tourism and we need efficient, effective ways to get people around without destroying our wonderful land, air and environment! And, support our current population's business, aging and family needs.

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Eventually, Florida and the rest of the country will have a high speed rail system. It is a must for the economic power of the country. It should be viewed as a new type of Eirie Canal. The jobs created will go way beyond the rail system itself.

Consider the following proposal:

Is the Proposed Trans Global Highway a solution for future population concerns and global warming?

One excellent solution to future population concerns as well as alleviating many of the effects of potential global warming is the Frank Didik proposal for the construction of the "Trans Global Highway". The Didik proposed Trans Global Highway would create a world wide network of standardized roads, railroads, water pipe lines, oil and gas pipelines, electrical and communication cables. The result of this remarkable, far sighted project will be global unity through far better distribution of resources, including heretofore difficult to obtain or unaccessible raw materials, fresh water, finished products and lower global transportation costs.

With greatly expanded global fresh water distribution, arid lands could be cultivated resulting in a huge abundance of global food supplies. The most conservative estimate is that with the construction of the Trans Global Highway, the planet will be able to feed several billion more people, using presently available modern farming technologies. With the present global population of just under 7 billion people and at the United Nations projection of population increase, the world will produce enough food surpluses to feed the expected increased population for several hundred years.

Thomas Robert Malthus's famous dire food shortage predictions of 1798 and his subsequent books, over the next 30 years, failed to take into consideration modern advances in farming, transportation, food storage and food abundance. Further information on the proposed Trans Global Highway can be found at www.TransGlobalHighway.com .

Jake Lane

Canceling high speed rail would derail jobs. Stopping construction would cost both family supporting jobs that are already slim pickings. I think it is awful that these Construction Jobs in Wisconsin may come to a halt. It is really hard to find leads for work in my area of expertise and these types of tactics by the politicians aren't helping. However, I will say that things are looking up because I found a great resource. Dodge Projects has these amazing listings of construction jobs by type project and by state, so that I can really see what is out there and if it would suit me. It has proven to be quite profitable and I would definitely recommend you check it out.

HC One

Sad to say many of us hit by recession but we just keep hope more jobs to come...


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