New Wausau Council to Tackle Ailing Transit. New Wausau City Council looking rebuild transit use after ridership hits 10-year low. Read More >>
Communities Across America Seek $9.3 Billion in Transportation Funding. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx has announced that the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program has received 585 applications from across the country totaling $9.3 billion in requested funding. Read More >>
Scott Walker: No Gas Tax or Fee Hikes for Roads. Wisconsin's roads likely will face longer delays before they get repaired because of an ongoing funding dispute in the state Capitol. Read More >>
No Major Tax, Fee Hikes Planned; Project Delays Coming. Wisconsin Transportation Secretary Mark Gottlieb said his forthcoming budget request will not propose major tax or fee increases - but delay in road expansion work expected. Read More >>
Northern Lights Express Linking Twin Cities to Duluth Quietly Hums Along. Environmental fieldwork for the Northern Lights Express high-speed passenger rail line between Minneapolis and Duluth is expected to begin this month. Read More >>
Bus Rapid Transit Route Will Attract New Riders. Proposed bus rapid transit service between downtown Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Regional Medical Complex in Wauwatosa estimated to attract 9,000 new bus riders a day. Read More >>
Eau Claire City Council OKs Transit Hub Study. Council members approved a study recommending four downtown locations as possible center sites and added a fifth location farther north for a city busing hub that could be part of a larger development project. Read More >>
APTA To Participate in National Infrastructure Week, May 16-23. This is a week of events, media coverage, education and advocacy efforts designed to elevate infrastructure, including public transportation, as a critical issue impacting all Americans. Read More >>
2016 Wisconsin Public Transportation Conference. WURTA's annual conference will be held Tuesday, October 4 through Thursday, October 6 in Green Bay. Read More >>
U.S. Department of Transportation Announces $266 Million Funding Opportunity to Improve Bus Service Nationwide. Funding consists of grants for buses, bus facilities projects, and the FTA's Low and No Emission (Low-No) bus program. Read More >>
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what is wurta?
The Wisconsin Urban and Rural Transit Association (WURTA) provides a strong and cohesive voice for Wisconsin transit. WURTA members work proactively to improve transit systems across the state by staying connected with legislation and issues that affect WI transportation.
WURTA represents 28 bus systems, 43 shared ride taxi systems, 24 associate and affiliate members, over 2,900 transit operators and $280 million annual expenditures in transit statewide.