Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is criticizing the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for widening a 35-mile stretch of Interstate 94 rather than improving mass transit in the southeastern corner of the state. Barrett says the state DOT has spent $19.2 billion on highways over the past 15 years, compared with $2.2 billion for mass transit. State officials counter that project selection is largely governed by federal grants, and that cities and counties are responsible for meeting their own mass transit goals.

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