It’s time to recharge and there is some urgency!!

Thursday, September 16th at 8:00 AM at Manpower International, Milwaukee

Eager to learn what’s happened on the regional transit front over the past 2 months? Despite the lack of success in the spring legislative session to get an RTA and dedicated funding for SE WI transit, there have been a series of announcements and activities over the summer regarding key investments that will be made in public transportation.   Now’s the time to stay engaged. Plus we still need to get dedicated funding for our local bus system – a vital infrastructure component of our local and regional economy.

This event is FREE and open to the public, so invite your friends and transit supporters!   You will hear from:

  • A representative from the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS), who will provide an update on what 2011 will look like for the County Bus System.
  • C.A.T. Steering Committee members will provide
    • an overview of what we think happened with the State legislative session last spring,
    • what’s happened since the legislature ended their session, and
    • where we go from here  –  locally, regionally and state-wide

What we need from you: JOIN US and provide your input! We want ideas from C.A.T. members on how to increase our advocacy and campaign on a grassroots level to show more support for transit as we head towards 2011.

Check-in and Networking will begin at 7:30AM, the program will start at 8 AM and we intend to wrap up by 9 AM.  You will have the opportunity to enjoy breakfast refreshments and network with other members in the Coalition to learn what WE can all do together to move regional transit forward.

RSVP to Kristi Luzar, Program Manger at UEDA:  Phone: (414) 562-9904 or kristi@uedawi.org

Location Details:

Manpower International is located on 100 Manpower Place, which is East of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (3rd Street), off of Cherry Street and just north of downtown Milwaukee.  Parking is available on Cherry Street and in the Visitors Lot north of the building (on Cherry).  Bus routes 19, 80, 57 and 15 all run near Manpower. Visit www.ridemcts.com to plan your trip or call the Bus Line at (414) 344-6711 (24-hour automated) for assistance.

Also, this was announced yesterday:

Transportation project awards include KRM money – Published:  September 9 by The Daily Reporter
Gov. Jim Doyle on Thursday announced $37.5 million in Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) awards that will help 25 transportation-related projects in southeastern Wisconsin that don’t meet federal ozone requirements.  Four awards will be used to invest in public transportation, according to a release from the governor’s office.  Milwaukee County was awarded near one-quarter of the available money. Read more:  http://bit.ly/cjht7d.  Also covered in the BizTimes:  http://bit.ly/clbX5N

And more coverage and an Editorial by the Journal Sentinel on the Inter City Rail line from President Obama’s visit and announcement on Labor Day:  http://www.jsonline.com/news/opinion/102483044.html

Moving Forward Together
Coalition for Advancing Transit

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