Wisconsin Urban and Rural Transit Association
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Wisconsin Urban and Rural Transit Association news conference

As part of Wisconsin Transit Week, which was declared by Wisconsin State Governor Scott Walker, the week of March 3rd, key transportation organizations will be holding a news conference.

By - Mar 4th, 2014 06:04 am

As part of Wisconsin Transit Week, which was declared by Wisconsin State Governor Scott Walker, the week of March 3rd, key transportation organizations will be holding a 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4th news conference at the Wisconsin State Capitol, Room 300 S.E. These transportation organizations include:

Wisconsin Urban and Rural Transit Association
Wisconsin Association of Taxicab Owners
Specialized Medical Vehicle Association of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Association of Mobility Managers
All Aboard Wisconsin
Wisconsin Rural and Paratransit Providers
Amalgamated Transit Union State Legislative Conference
Wisconsin Coordinated Transportation Cooperative
Sierra Club – John Muir chapter
Transit Now
Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group
Move Wisconsin Alliance
Urban Economic Development Association.

At the news conference the 2014 legislative transit priorities for these organizations will be outlined. These organizations will state their transportation needs for this year, which include possible proposed budget items to be included in the Governor’s 2015-2017 budget or attached to possible pending legislation that redirects the state budget surplus money to the Transportation Fund. For members of the media and the general public, the four LRB (Legislative Reference Bureau) bill drafts being circulated by Wisconsin State Sen. Mark Miller and relevant supporting documentation will be available at the event. Also informational legislative packets relevant supporting documentation will be dropped off by members of the member organizations in all 132 Wisconsin legislative offices.

Four individuals and organizations will also be honored at the news conference:

Wisconsin State Senator Jerry Petrowski
Milwaukee transit and public transportation writer Michael Horne
Stevens Point Transit System Director Susan Lemke
The Wisdom organization

After the news conference, a open to the public one hour informational session will be held on Non-Emergency Medical Transportation in Room 415 N.W. of the Wisconsin State Capitol. Solutions to improve the lacking broker performance will be discussed including a request once again for a Legislative Audit Bureau full audit.

The Transit Week educational initiative is advanced by the Transportation Development Association and strongly supported by the above mentioned transportation organizational partners.

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