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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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America's Infrastructure Was Just Graded A D+ — Here’s What We Should Do About It

Above the Fold - Thursday, March 9

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.

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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.

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Bus Coalition Letter Asks Trump for Bus Funding in Infrastructure Plan

Metro Magazine - Tuesday, March 6

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.

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Transit Ridership Falling Everywhere — But Not in Cities With Redesigned Bus Networks

StreetsBlogUSA - Friday, February 24

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.

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Wisconsin Legislative Bureau Releases State Highway Program Report

Inflation and unexpected cost increases resulted in lower completion of highway work projects than originally budgeted.

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New Report Finds Volkswagen Settlement Funds Headed to Wisconsin Could Help Accelerate All - Electric Transportation Revolution

WISPIRG - Tuesday, January 24

Recommends Wisconsin invest in up to 190 electric vehicle fast charging stations and 67 all-electric transit buses.

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La Crosse Transit Riders, Cyclists, Pedestrians Push for Better Service

U.S. Department of Transportation – Thursday, January 19

Make it easier and safer to get around and more people will walk, ride their bikes or take the bus. That was the message for Coulee Region policy makers at a recent transportation forum.

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New USDOT Report on Highway, Transit Conditions Reveals America’s $926 Billion Infrastructure Investment Need

U.S. Department of Transportation – Thursday, January 12

Report reveals that more investment needed to maintain the nation’s highway and transit systems as well as overcome investment backlog.

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Scott Walker Administration Taps Former Mining Lobbyist for DOT Post

Wisconsin State Journal – Wednesday, January 11

The Department of Transportation has announced that Bob Seitz, former lobbyist and spokesman for Gogebic Mining, will be its deputy secretary.

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