The commuter rail line connecting Racine to Milwaukee and Kenosha is "wounded, but not dead," Mayor Gary Becker said Monday.
Becker will travel to Madison Friday to meet with Gov. Jim Doyle about the proposed line.
One possible scenario has the state passing a regional transit authority law that would create bodies around the state to fund public transportation. Under that scenario, Racine, Kenosha and Milwaukee counties may be able to create a tax to pay for commuter rail, among other items.
KRM failed in the state budget process after Senate Democrats were unable to secure a $13 increase on the rental car tax in southeast Wisconsin to pay for commuter rail.