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New transit plan for southeast Wisconsin unveiled



MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Yet another plan to pay for a regional transit system in southeast Wisconsin that includes buses and commuter rail has been introduced in the Legislature.

The plan released Wednesday by Milwaukee-area Democrats in the state Assembly comes after Gov. Jim Doyle put out a separate proposal in January.

The goal is to find agreement before the end of the legislative session next month on a plan to build a commuter-rail service linking Milwaukee, Kenosha and Racine and increase funding for the area's bus systems.

The latest proposal would use a half-cent sales tax increase in Milwaukee County to pay for transit. Kenosha and Racine counties would become part of the regional transit authority instead of operating on their own.

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