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FACT CHECKING
By Mary Glass
Milwaukee Professionals Association LLC

The Elimination of Route 279 City of Milwaukee to Menominee
Falls Industrial Park
Update
Route 279 was pulled by MILWAUKEE COUNTY TRANSIT SYSTEM on August
28, 2016.
The Elimination of ROUTE 279 was the joint decision of:

BLACK HEALTH COALITION OF WI/BHCW
MILWAUKEE INNER-CITY CONGREGATIONS ALLIED FOR

HOPE/MICAH, and
MILWAUKEE COUNTY TRANSIT SYSTEM/MCTS.

REASON given for removal of Route 279: Lack of Ridership.

FACT CHECKING
Fact Check: MCTS, BHCW, and MICAH failed to contact the Ridership of
Route 279, Menominee Falls Industrial Park companies, and Human Resource
Department of Arandell Corporation. Arandell Corporation is the company
seen on the website of Black Health Coalition of W I to introduce Route 279.
Fact Check: The lawsuit came with $13.5 million dollars - $2 million was
given specifically for boosting routes and tweaking schedules for
Ridership. MCTS, BHCW, and MICAH failed in their "due diligence" here.
Fact Check: Our findings show that of the three NEW routes from the lawsuit
(6, 61 and 279), Route 279 is the most ORGANIC model - at this point, clearly
brought Milwaukeeans from the central city - African Americans and Asians North of Milwaukee to Menominee Falls Industrial Park for EMPLOYMENT.

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Fact Check: Our findings show that our sampling immediately showed
individuals from Milwaukee that benefitted by receiving EMPLOYMENT in
Menominee Falls via Route 279.
Fact Check: Our findings show that MCTS has NOT been working with
ATU998 for planning, training, information sharing for efficiency in the
scheduling of the Routes and basic COMMUNICATION - BLUE BUS (Liberty and
Park Place) to ROUTE 279.
Fact Check: Our findings show that most of our sampling showed individuals
hired for a timeframe of 10-12 months – they have benefitted by receiving
EMPLOYMENT with Route 279. With Ridership of employees showing
employment of 2 years and 2 individuals working in the area for 3 years.
Fact Check: Menominee Falls Industrial Park has increasingly "posted" HELP
WANTED SIGNS outside of their companies for Employment. Our last count
was 13 companies. We need folk from Milwaukee out there with those
jobs if at all possible – as soon as possible.
Fact Check: THE LAWSUIT has two more years of life. Therefore, there
should be funding for Route 279. We do not accept the

arbitrary and

capricious elimination of Route 279.

Further, we see those who
are in the position of fiduciary STEWARDSHIP for the People's funds have
breached trust and failed to execute the use of funds in an agreed and
appropriate way.
Menominee Falls Industrial Park
There are 10 companies we are focused on at this time with Ridership. They
are:
- ARANDELL
- BRIGGS & STRATTON
- ENSYNC ENERGY
- FEDEX
- HARLEY DAVIDSON
- RADISSON HOTEL
- SAM'S CLUB
- SCAN PAC
- WACKER NEUSON
- WOODMAN'S

Septembre 29, 2016

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mpapublicpolicyreview@gmail.com