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MCTS Driver Honored. Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) Bus Driver Karen Martinez-Casper was recently recognized for finding a lost and cold 5-year-old boy. Read More >>

Milwaukee County Transit Releases New Mobile App. The Ride MCTS app is the first smartphone app in Wisconsin that lets people plan their trip, buy their ticket and get on the bus - all from a smartphone. Read More >>

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 >>


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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.