Valley Transit Hires New General Manager. New head of Valley Transit, Ron McDonald, starts work on Monday, September 19. 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 >>
Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Applauds City of Wauwatosa Decision to Advance BRT. Says BRT is critically important to connecting workers with jobs in all corners of the county and stimulating economic growth for the region. Read More >>
New Wausau Council to Tackle Ailing Transit. New Wausau City Council looking rebuild transit use after ridership hits 10-year low. Read More >>
Scott Walker: No Gas Tax or Fee Hikes for Roads. Wisconsin's roads likely will face longer delays before they get repaired because of an ongoing funding dispute in the state Capitol. Read More >>
No Major Tax, Fee Hikes Planned; Project Delays Coming. Wisconsin Transportation Secretary Mark Gottlieb said his forthcoming budget request will not propose major tax or fee increases - but delay in road expansion work expected. 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.