Transportation committees of the Milwaukee County Board and Milwaukee Common Council are expected to vote on a proposed bus rapid transit route this week, according to a news release from the office of Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele.

The Wauwatosa Common Council voted last month to approve the proposed route in a 10-5 vote.

The locally preferred alternative route would connect major employment hubs and run from downtown Milwaukee to the Swan Boulevard park and ride in Wauwatosa, primarily along Wisconsin Avenue and Bluemound Road.

A number of organizations, including the African American Chamber of Commerce, the Wisconsin Board for People with Development Disabilities and Menomonee Valley Partners have voiced support for the project. Residents in Wauwatosa have been divided about the project.

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