Why should we in Racine care? Because -- along with all the other obstacles in KRM's way (can you say Robin Vos?) -- the success of the Milwaukee County Transit System affects the future of commuter rail between Chicago and Milwaukee.
At least, that's the implication of a story in Monday's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, comparing the positions on transit of Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker -- a strong supporter KRM -- and his challenger, State Sen. Lena Taylor. The key (to us) sentence is in this paragraph:
"Taylor says she supports KRM and will continue trying to fund it. Walker had previously backed KRM but now says improving and upgrading the bus system must come first. Federal officials have told the RTA that it will be difficult for the KRM to win crucial federal funding until the Milwaukee County bus system's future is more secure."The rest of the story is HERE, but you've already seen the important part.