New $305B highway bill provides solid funding for transit

Bill passage provides long-term certainty for states and local governments, and good reforms and improvements to programs that sustain roads, bridges, transit, and passenger rail systems.

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Poll: 70 percent of US residents support transit funding increase

Seventy percent of U.S. residents support an increase in federal funding for public transportation systems, according to a newly released poll.

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Ozaukee County Transit Services Building Going Green

Ozaukee County Transit is installing a solar array to power its transit services building. Expected to save thousands of dollars annually by powering facility and new fleet of hybrid taxis.


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Janesville Transit System Requests Proposals for Mobile Video Surveillance System. The City of Janesville is issuing this request for proposals to select a private firm to furnish and install a mobile video surveillance system on Janesville Transit System’s bus fleet. Read More >>

ADA Circular Webinar Series. The FTA will host a series of six webinars on the new ADA Circular for FTA grantees with tips and suggestions for compliance on accessible service. Read More >>

FTA Issues Proposed Rule for the Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan. Also issues notice of availability for proposed National Public Transportation Safety Plan. Read More >>

Wisconsin State Legislature Proposes Weapons Ban on Transit Vehicles. Bill makes it a Class 1 Felony to possess a weapon on a motor bus used for public transit. Read More >>

Wisconsin State Legislature Proposes Authorizing Chippewa Valley Regional Transit Authority. Bill allows for creation of a Chippewa Valley regional transit authority and making appropriations. Read More >>

$305 billion Highway Bill Announced. Provides long-term certainty for states and local governments along with reforms and improvements to programs that sustain roads, bridges, transit, and passenger rail systems. Read More >>

Poll: 70 percent of U.S. Residents Support Increase to Transit Funding. Findings come as lawmakers debate new transportation funding bill. Read More >>

Ozaukee County Transit Services Building Going Green. A solar array is being installed that will produce 92% of energy needed for the center. Read More >>

FTA Announces New National Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Ladders of Opportunity Technical Assistance Initiative. Will support transit-oriented development (TOD) activities to benefit economically distressed communities across the country. Read More >>

FTA Issues Guidance to Public Transportation Agencies on Implementing Americans with Disabilities Act. To enhance understanding of the Act, the new circular offers a user-friendly, one-stop resource on its requirements. Read More >>

Transit plays key role in Wisconsin. The LaCrosse Tribune recognizes the important role public transportation plays in our community’s economy, environment and quality of life. Read More >>

WisDot 2014 Annual Report. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) 2014 Annual Transit Report is now available. Review All WisDOT Transit Documents >>

When Do Aging Drivers Need Help Off the Road? As Wisconsin's population continues to age, an increase in public transportation becomes more of a necessity. 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.

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Green Bay Metro is seeking an Operations Supervisor to assist with planning, coordinating, and managing transit operations.  This position supervises and monitors the on-street performance of all bus operators, assists with changes to bus routes, and schedules and conducts training.



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