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 >>
Investment in Public Transit Delivers Double the Return as it Stimulates Business Sales in Tech Sector. Viewing community as a business, new study shows that public transportation investments help to generate income for community. Read More >>
Public Transportation Day at the Wisconsin Capitol. Transit professionals to discuss need for capital funds for bus and facilities replacements. Read More >>
U.S. Transportation Secretary Foxx Announces Notice of Funding Availability for Infrastructure Projects. Credit assistance now available through the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) program. Read More >>
U.S. DOT Requests Applications for New FASTLANE Grant Program. New Program Authorizes $800 Million to Fund Critical Freight and Highway Projects Across the Country. Read More >>
U.S. DOT Announces Another Round of TIGER Funding. Grant Program Authorizes $500 Million for Transportation Projects Across the Country. Read More >>
Milwaukee Transportation Officials to Fast Track Bus Rapid Transit Plan in Funding Quest. Seeking to Place Bus Rapid Transit Service between Downtown Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center in Wauwatosa. Read More >>
Metro Transit in Madison Using Equity Policy for First Time to Shape Bus Fare Increase. Seeking to avoid increases to fare options used most by minorities or low-income riders.
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FTA Posts Fiscal Year 2016 Apportionment Tables. Includes slight increase in funding for 5311 (rural) and 5307 (urban) at 1.7% over last year's apportionment. Read More >>
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 >>
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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.