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FTA Announces Grant Funding for Transit Bus Projects. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced the opportunity to apply for approximately $226.5 million in competitive grant funding for transit bus projects. Read More >>

WIPTA Thanks JFC for Creation of Critical Statewide Transit Capital Assistance Program. This program, funded with $32 million in Volkswagen settlement dollars, will help offset a significant shortfall in federal transit capital funding. Read More >>

Green Bay Students Get a Free Ride. As part of an agreement between the Green Bay Area Public Schools and the city of Green Bay, a program has been created to allow students to ride free on Metro buses year-round. Read More >>

APTA Issues 'Alert' to Contact Congress to Support Capital Grant Program. The American Public Transportation Association issued the following "Action Alert" urging members to contact their Congressional leaders to support the Capital Investment Grant (CIG) program. This program would be phased out in President Trump's FY 2018 "skinny budget" proposal. Read More >>

WIPTA Sends Letter to Wisconsin Legislators Opposing LRB-1383/1, "Fairbox Fairness". This proposed legislation would establish a minimum farebox revenue as a percentage of transit operating costs for state subsidized transit systems. Read More >>

America's Infrastructure Was Just Graded A D+ — Here’s What We Should Do About It. According to The American Society of Civil Engineers latest Infrastructure Report Card, America's roads, bridges, railways and public transit are in desperate need of repair. Read More >>

Several Wisconsin Transit Systems Sign Bus Funding Request Letter to Trump. Nineteen Wisconsin transit systems sign and support a letter to President Trump requesting additional investment in the FTA's Bus and Bus Facility funding program. Read More >>

Bus Coalition Letter Asks Trump for Bus Funding in Infrastructure Plan. U.S. bus industry leaders have sent letter asking to restore bus funding to replace approximately 14,000 buses, which would create over 100,000 jobs, as part of his infrastructure package. Read More >>

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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.