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Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway prioritizes Metro Transit, housing in first capital budget.

Rhodes-Conway used a new approach in crafting the budget that ultimately accelerates the implementation of Bus Rapid Transit and more quickly improves and expands Metro Transit facilities. Read More..


WIPTA Presents the 2018 Public Service Award to Linda Lovejoy.

Linda Lovejoy was presented with her 2018 WIPTA Public Service Award on May 11th in recognition of her distinguished service while at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transit in the 1990’s and early 2000’s.


WIPTA Commends New State Budget Proposal.

WIPTA commends Governor Evers for a budget proposal that recognizes the vital role of public transportation in Wisconsin.


La Crosse MTU Hires New Transit Manager.

The City of La Crosse has announced the hiring of Adam Lorentz as its new Transit Manager.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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.