COURT RULES AGAINST MILWAUKEE IN UTILITY RELOCATION CASE

The City of Milwaukee will have to pay the $10 million to
$25 million cost for utility relocation linked to the Milwaukee
streetcar project under a circuit court decision. Milwaukee
County Circuit Judge William Sosnay said it was
unreasonable to require utility companies to pay any part
of the costs for relocating or modifying their lines to
accommodate the streetcar.

The ruling agreed with an earlier decision by the Public
Service Commission of Wisconsin in the utility dispute,
which said the city — not utilities and their ratepayers —
should pay for moving underground utility lines along
the streetcar route.

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