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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 >>

Transit Ridership Falling Everywhere — But Not in Cities With Redesigned Bus Networks. Newly released 2016 traffic and transit data shows driving mileage is up for fifth straight year, except for two systems that have recently redesigned their bus network. 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 >>

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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.