City of Milwaukee Receives Federal Grant to Improve Transit Access to Underserved Neighborhoods. Grant money is part of $14.7 million awarded by Federal Transit Administration to improve transit access in selected communities. Read More >>
Groups Fight to Get Public Transit in Next Budget. "All aboard" is the call from a coalition of state and local groups seeking to unite public transit riders in a campaign for a 21st-century transportation system in Wisconsin. Read More >>
Talgo Will Return to Milwaukee. Spanish train maker Talgo Inc. plans to perform work on a $73 million contract for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority at its Milwaukee facility in the Century City business park. Read More >>
Milwaukee County Transit System's Communication Officer Included in Mass Transit Magazine's Top 40 Under 40. List recognizes commitment to making an impact in transit. Read More >>
Milwaukee County Transit System Unveils 30 New Buses. Vehicles feature updated camera systems, improved seating, and reduced emissions. Read More >>
Farm Bureau Joins in Coaxing Scott Walker to Change Stand on State's Highway Funds. Bureau president says time has come for the state to increase revenues for highways and roads. Read More >>
Bus Rapid Transit Route in Milwaukee Clears Two Hurdles. Proposed bus rapid transit service between downtown Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Regional Medical Complex in Wauwatosa cleared two hurdles with preliminary approvals of City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County panels. Read More >>
Americans Support Higher Gas Taxes, Spending Revenue on Public Transit. Americans are willing to pay increased taxes if the revenue is invested in specific transportation improvements, according to national telephone survey. Read More >>
Milwaukee $22 Million Intermodal Station is Now Complete. Wisonsin's Department of Transportation has announced the completion of a new train passenger concourse at the Milwaukee Intermodal Station, a $22 million, 18-month-long project. Read More >>
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.