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Transportation aid payments made to local governments. Gov. Tony Evers announced that local governments received quarterly payments totaling $132,198,446 for General Transportation Aids, Connecting Highway Aids and Expressway Policing Aids from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Read More >>

WisDOT announces second round of VW Transit Capital Assistance Grants available. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has made $20 million in Volkswagen Diesel Emissions Environmental Mitigation Trust funds available for the replacement of eligible public transit buses, according to an announcement from WisDOT Secretary-designee Craig Thompson.   Read More >>

Evers announces $132 million in transportation aid. For the 2020 calendar year, local governments will receive an estimated $521 million to offset transportation related projects. This is a ten percent increase over the last budget, according to WisDOT. Read More >>

Evers announces $5.1 million to serve transportation needs. Governor Tony Evers announced 62 agencies in urban and rural areas will receive awards totaling $5,128,447 in federal and state funds to enhance and support local transportation options for Wisconsin seniors and individuals with disabilities. The funds assist local public entities and private, non-profit agencies providing specialized transportation services. Many of the grant recipients serve smaller communities in rural areas. Read More >>

FTA Announces $423 million in Bus and Bus Facility Awards. FTA announced $423 million in FY19 Bus and Bus Facility awards to 94 projects in 42 states Read More >>

Local legislator honored for transportation work. The Wisconsin Public Transit Association recognizes State Representative Amy Loudenbeck of Clinton with its Public Transit Leadership Award. Read More >>

Janesville to show off new city buses.

Janesville's newest city bus began its journey home this week. It is one of six new buses to be delivered this fall.

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MetroForward is Madison mayor’s plan to boost public transit ridership, stay ahead of municipal growing pains. The plan calls for an investment of more than $200 million for BRT development and facility needs. 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.