Select Page

Author: Correspondent

MCTS CONNECT: Milwaukee County Transit System celebrates arrival of first battery electric bus

A state-of-the-art bus and new brand for Milwaukee County transit was unveiled on November 10. The first of MCTS’s all-electric vehicles was presented at a special celebration on Wisconsin Avenue at the heart of the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) route. MCTS Interim President and Managing Director Denise Wandke, who began her career at MCTS 29 years ago as a bus operator, cited the collaboration across local, regional and national levels needed to bring electrification to the MCTS fleet and reach this milestone with the BRT. “The quest to bring the East-West Bus Rapid Transit System to Milwaukee began years...

Read More

A generational opportunity: Design plans unveiled for extension of Milwaukee’s Harbor District Riverwalk

As economic development and progress continues to spur throughout the Harbor District, the Department of City Development (DCD) unveiled on November 4 the proposed design renderings for the Riverwalk extension planned for the growing neighborhood. The Harbor District Riverwalk is a redevelopment project located south of Harbor View Plaza in Milwaukee’s Harbor District. At close to three quarters of a mile in length, the project is a generational opportunity to build the largest new section of Milwaukee’s overall Riverwalk system. “Our waterways are a great natural resource, and as we add connections to the water, we celebrate this asset....

Read More

Post-Election Audit: Wisconsin Elections Commission begins process to verify votes and certify results

Following the General Election on November 8, the Wisconsin Elections Commission confirmed Wisconsin’s 72 counties have reported 100% of the unofficial results. It is normal for election results to change slightly as election officials conduct the canvasses to ensure an accurate vote total and complete the certification process. “We’re proud of the hard work that our dedicated local election officials undertook to run a smooth election without significant problems,” said WEC Administrator Meagan Wolfe. “We have confirmed that all unofficial results have been reported by Wisconsin counties, which means local election officials are ready to begin the next step...

Read More

NightWare: New system uses Apple Watch technology to help Veterans with PTSD find relief from nightmares

Every night for more than a decade, Robert Guithues dreaded closing his eyes and falling asleep. That was because when he did, he was transported back to the burning oil fields outside of Baghdad, or to a forward operating base in the mountains of Afghanistan, where his unit was attacked for 278 days out of its yearlong mission there. “Your mind and your psyche are not meant to take some of the stuff that you run across when you’re deployed and fighting a war,” said Guithues, who retired as a first sergeant in the Army in 2012 after serving...

Read More

David Claerbout: Milwaukee to host American premiere of groundbreaking multimedia exhibit “The Close”

The Milwaukee Art Museum will mount the U.S. museum premiere of Belgian video and digital artist David Claerbout’s multimedia installation “The Close (2022).” With the presentation, the Museum bolsters its commitment to exploring the work of contemporary artists whose work pushes the boundaries of traditional disciplines and inspires new modes of thinking about our past, present, and future. Claerbout’s conceptual practice investigates the relationship between images and the passage of time, and with The Close, the artist merges innovative new technology with historic photographic techniques, demonstrating how the practice of photography has evolved in today’s digital age. The Close...

Read More

A Water Centric City: New self-guided interactive walking tour focuses on Milwaukee’s water identity

The City of Milwaukee launched the Water Current Tour on October 18, a self-guided walking tour that draws visitors from Downtown and the Historic Third Ward to locations throughout Walker’s Point, along the Water Technology District, and into the Harbor District. The tour is part of Milwaukee’s Water Centric City Initiative, which showcases the city’s global leadership in managing its natural water resources in a sustainable and resilient way. The Water Current Tour features signage and artwork that showcases and educates visitors about Milwaukee’s efforts to improve water quality, preserve, protect, and restore water resources, and develop innovative water...

Read More