FTA Develops "SMS Framework". The FTA's Has Released a New Document Outlining its National Public Transportation Safety Program. Read More >>
Milwaukee County Bus Driver Commended for Helping Elderly Pedestrian. A Milwaukee County driver stops his bus in downtown Milwaukee to help an elderly pedestrian cross a busy street. Read More >>
The Flexibility Industry Discovers the Virtues of Rigidity. Uber is testing a new feature that directs customers to walk to nearby locations that are easier for their drivers to reach, saving time for both the driver and other passengers on board. Read More >>
U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces $9.5 Million in Workforce Development Grants to Promote Careers in Transit. Grants to be dedicated to 19 projects in 13 states to help train a new generation of skilled workers and support long-term careers in the public transportation industry. Read More >>
FTA Announces Proposed Rule to Establish New Safety Program for Transit Industry. Proposed rule would create an overall framework for FTA to oversee and enforce safety in the public transit industry. Read More >>
Attend the Wisconsin Senior Driving Summit. Join AAA, Madison College, the Department of Transportation and other leading experts to exchange ideas on meeting the challenges of senior driving safety and mobility. Read More >>
Metro Transit Bus Driver Rescues Toddler from Busy Street. A Metro Transit bus driver is recognized in Madison for his actions after discovering 1 1/2 year old standing alone in the middle of the street. Read More >>
Appeals Court Upholds Gun Ban on Madison Buses. A state appeals court agreed with a Dane County judge who ruled last year that a Madison city policy banning guns on city buses does not violate Wisconsin's concealed carry law. Read More >>
WURTA Update Newsletter. Get caught up on what's new in the WURTA organization. Read More >>
Human Service Vehicle (HSV) Specification Meeting. WisDot Will Host its Annual Meeting on Friday, August 21 at the Hill Farms State Office Building. Read More >>
Abele Proposes Bus Rapid Transit Service for County. The Milwaukee County Transportation Department will begin designing and estimating cost of a bus rapid transit service between the region's two largest job centers, downtown Milwaukee and the Regional Medical Center in Wauwatosa, County. Read More >>
New Report Finds Drivers Pay Less Than Half the Cost of Roads. A new report from WISPIRG Foundation and Frontier Group finds that drivers currently pay less than half the total cost of roads nationwide, and argues that while increasing gas taxes could temporarily fill the transportation funding shortfall, it would leave other, deeper problems unaddressed. 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.