2015 WURTA Legislative Information

Information related to WURTA's 2015 legislative push is starting to become available. Check back to see updated information leading up to Public Transportation Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, April 22.

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Madison Poised for Next Steps to Bus Rapid Transit System

Madison's mayor and city council are proposing to study the environmental and logistical challenges to creating a bus rapid transit system.

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2015 Minnesota & Wisconsin Public Transportation Conference

Mark your calendar for the 2015 Minnesota and Wisconsin Transportation Conference to be held October 19 through 21 in Duluth, Minnesota.

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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 >>

Non-emergency Medical Transportation Report. The State of Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau announces the release of report (15-4) Non-Emergency Medical Transportation service for individuals with low and moderate incomes. Read More >>

MCTS Expands Service. The Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) has expanded service across Milwaukee County. MCTS has started a new route to Brown Deer while expanding a separate route to Oak Creek. Both routes are aimed at helping people get to job centers in those cities. Read More >>

The FTA has published its Fiscal Year 2015 Apportionments, Allocations, and Program Information Describes funding for programs as authorized by MAP-21, pursuant to the FY 2015 Appropriations Act. Read More >>

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx Unveils "Beyond Traffic," a 30-Year Outlook on the Future of Our Nation's Infrastructure. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx joins Google Chairman Eric Schmidt in unveiling "Beyond Traffic," a new analysis from the U.S. Department of Transportation that anticipates the trends and choices facing our transportation system over the next three decades. Watch Video >>

History of U.S Transportation Video Series. The History Channel has posted a series of short videos detailing the history of transportation in the US called America on the Move. 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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2015 minnesota & WISCONSIN TRANSPORTATION conference

october 19 - october 21, 2015

duluth, minnesota


Don’t miss next year’s conference in Duluth, Minnesota. It will feature a huge vendor expo and more training sessions than ever before.
The Duluth Transit Authority (DTA) is proud to host the event.


The conference will take place at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center (DECC).




Deputy Transit General Manager

This is responsible managerial and administrative work in planning, coordinating and implementing transit service programs to include transit operations, transit maintenance and labor relations.



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