Members of the Coalition for Advancing Transit have been working hard over the past month to get the word out on AB-723 and SB-511, which will allow communities in Wisconsin to form RTAs and ensure dedicated funding for local transit.   Both bills are in the Committee process, but we are waiting for an announcement on hearing. 

Keep the pressure on!  Call your legislators and leadership and tell them you support legislation that will fix our ailing transit systems and help Wisconsin grow.  Scroll down for contact links or click on the Kenosha, Racine, or Milwaukee tabs for contact information for specific legislators in those areas.

Tweet Tweet!   Do you have a Twitter account?  Interested in staying in the loop on transit as the news happens?  Follow these Transit Allies that our friends at Launch Milwaukee have put together:  Choose to follow the list or specific people.

Event Alert – The State of Southeastern Wisconsin Public Transit Panel

A meetup organized by Spreenkler will be held THIS Wednesday, March 3 at Hanson Dodge, located on the corner of Water & Buffalo in Milwaukee’s Third Ward.  Whether you are in support or against or just have questions about the Public Transit situation, we want you to join in the discussion.  The meetup starts at 5:30PM with networking and Milwaukee Idea Share; the panel will start at 6:30PM.  For more information visit:

From our friends at Launch MilwaukeeA One-Stop, Comprehensive Wisconsin Transit Site

BizTimes Milwaukee has created a devoted web page to the ongoing happenings of the Wisconsin Transit world.   This page is the result of the Obama administration’s proposed high-speed rail connection between Milwaukee and Madison, the KRM (Kenosha, Racine, and Milwaukee) line, the proposed regional transit authority (RTA) for Southeastern Wisconsin and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett’s streetcar proposal all waiting in the wings.   Make sure to bookmark this site for all things WI Transit: news, commentary and resources including blogs!

What else can you do? Send a letter to the editor!  One of C.A.T.’s members submitted this Letter to the Editor, “Congestion” which was published on Friday, February 26:

How to send your own?  They especially look for timely, (transit is timely!!) well-written, provocative opinions on topics of interest in Milwaukee and Wisconsin.  All letters are subject to editing.

Guidelines: Generally limit is 200 words, Name, street address and daytime phone are required, they cannot acknowledge receipt of submissions, they don’t publish poetry, anonymous or open letters and each writer is limited to one published letter every two months.

Send to: Letters to the editor, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, P.O. Box 371, Milwaukee, WI 53201-0371
Fax: (414)-223-5444 or E-mail: