La Crosse MTU Hires New Transit Manager. The City of La Crosse has announced the hiring of Adam Lorentz as its new Transit Manager. Read More >>
Applications Now Being Accepted for the Transit Capital Assistance Grant Program. The Department of Administration (DOA) has announced it is accepting applications for the Transit Capital Assistance Grant Program to fund the replacement of eligible public transit buses under the Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust. Read More >>
Governor Walker Announces $8 Million in Funding to Address Transportation Needs of Wisconsin Workers. Governor Scott Walker has announced a Commute to Careers program, an $8 million multi-agency initiative that will support efforts statewide to eliminate transportation barriers for workers seeking to advance their careers or enter the workforce. Read More >>
FTA Has Published its Fiscal Year 2018 Apportionments Notice. The notice details $13.4 billion in formula and competitive funding to FTA’s 2,000 public transportation grant recipients through September 30, 2018. This year’s total funding represents an increase of 8 percent over 2017 levels. Read More >>
Governor Walker Announces More than $145M in Payments to Local Governments. Governor Scott Walker has recently announced that local governments received quarterly payments this week totaling $145,978,567 for General Transportation Aids, Connecting Highway Aids and Expressway Policing Aids from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Read More >>
Bay Area Transit to Dedicate New Transit Center on Friday, June 8. Transit Center to be named after former Bay Area Transit Manager Tom Waby. Read More >>
Public Transit Now Offered in Phillips. The City of Phillips has recently rolled out a new public transportation system operated by Bay Area Transit to residents living within five miles of the city. Read More >>
Report: Wisconsin Local Governments Turn to Wheel Taxes as State Road Funding Stagnates. Local governments increasingly resorted to imposing wheel taxes since 2011 to fund local roads as state funding declined. Read More >>
what is wipta?
The Wisconsin Public Transportation Association (WIPTA) provides a strong and cohesive voice for Wisconsin transit. WIPTA members work proactively to improve transit systems across the state by staying connected with legislation and issues that affect WI transportation.
WIPTA 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.