Mass Transit Operators Attempt To Flatten New Coronavirus Curve. With health care providers and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urging social distancing, Wisconsin's mass transit operators are taking steps to flatten the new coronavirus curve — or minimize the spread of the disease. Read More >>
Green Bay Metro suspends transportation: Valley Transit remains open. The City of Green Bay and Green Bay Metro Transit have decided to suspend public transportation Monday due to increasing concern over the coronavirus. Read More >>
State provides grants to fund variety of transportation projects. Gov. Tony Evers announced last Wednesday the government would allocate almost $75 million worth of grants to finance over 150 transportation projects statewide. Read More >>
Thompson on right road at WisDOT. If you’re looking for a sign of the need for more road money in Wisconsin, here it is: The Wisconsin Department of Transportation recently sought applications from local governments for one-time grants to improve infrastructure. Read More >>
WisDOT seeks Connect 2050 input. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is seeking public comment on how best to connect with the public and others in the development of the new statewide long-range multimodal transportation plan, Connect 2050. Read More >>
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 >>
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.