Library Hopes to Put Free Books on Eau Claire Buses. Idea involves 22 city buses being outfitted with special racks filled with books that people can read on the ride or bring home - free of charge. Read More >>
Wisconsin Legislative Bureau Releases State Highway Program Report. Inflation and unexpected cost increases resulted in lower completion of highway work projects than originally budgeted. Read More >>
New Report Finds Volkswagen Settlement Funds Headed to Wisconsin Could Help Accelerate All - Electric Transportation Revolution. Recommends Wisconsin invest in up to 190 electric vehicle fast charging Stations and 67 all-electric transit buses. Read More >>
La Crosse Transit Riders, Cyclists, Pedestrians Push for Better Service. More than 60 people gave input on La Crosse transit options at a recent public forum. Read More >>
New USDOT Report on Highway, Transit Conditions Reveals America's $926 Billion Infrastructure Investment Need. Report reveals that more investment needed to maintain the nation's highway and transit systems as well as overcome investment backlog. Read More >>
Scott Walker Administration Taps Former Mining Lobbyist for DOT Post. The Department of Transportation has announced that Bob Seitz, former lobbyist and spokesman for Gogebic Mining, will be its deputy secretary. Read More >>
Walworth County Starts Ride-Sharing Program. Walworth County has adopted a ride-sharing program that will allow residents to travel from place to place even if they don't have a car or are unable to drive. Read More >>
Dave Ross Named New Department of Transportation Secretary. Governor Scott Walker announces that Department of Safety and Professional Services Secretary Dave Ross will serve as the next secretary of the Department of Transportation. Read More >>
Transportation Funding Boost on Hold. An infrastructure funding boost that was approved and paid for by Congress last year is once again on hold because of a short-term spending bill.
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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 >>
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.