Dave Reid

Coalition for Advancing Transit Meeting

By - Mar 22nd, 2011 07:25 am
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IndependenceFirst, located at 540 S. 1st Street, Milwaukee, WI 53204
Located on Bus Route 15 or visit www.ridemcts.org to plan your trip
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As notes in an earlier update, the removal of collective bargaining provisions jeopardizes $46million in Federal transit aids for Wisconsin transit systems. The Governor’s 2011-2013 State Budget proposal contains a number of provisions that will have a negative impact on local transit systems, including a reduction of 10% in operating support to local transit systems.

Learn more about these and other changes (including article and resource links) and spring election information by visiting our website at www.coalitionforadvancingtransit.com.

Transit is a crucial part of a growing economy – in Milwaukee County close to 45% of individuals who use transit services take the bus to work or other job-related opportunities. In the Business Journal’s recent “40 Under 40” issue, winners were asked “Do you support an improved transit system in SE WI as a means of encouraging economic development?” 79% of them said “yes” with no other question generating such a strong, positive response. Emerging leaders in this region recognize that transit is absolutely vital to business growth, talent attraction and connecting our community.

Join C.A.T. on Thursday, March 31st and learn more about crucial efforts to preserve and improve our transit systems! Get engaged in helping move forward with solutions for the challenges facing our local transit systems.

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