Community Connectors

Community Connectors: Tools for advocates

Transportation for America’s Community Connectors portal provides tools and information for advocates to decode the complex and confusing maze of programs, acronyms, and decision points that determine what gets built with federal and state transportation dollars. Who actually chooses how federal transportation dollars get spent? Did you know USDOT has almost no say on the divisive new […]

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An electric bus full of eager Community Transportation Academy participants.

Community Transportation Academy: La Crosse Transit Tour!

Last week we passed the halfway mark at the Community Transportation Academy in La Crosse! The milestone occasion was marked with two special guests: Adam Lorentz, Director of Transit for the City of La Crosse, and Tim Koterwski, Director of Operations for MTU. Read about the Tour here.

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group photo of participants at the UW-L Student Union

1st Community Transportation Academy class is a success!

Last week we launched the Community Transportation Academy in La Crosse! The class is full, with about 30 participants of all ages, a variety of professional backgrounds, and wide representation of advocacy interests. The first session was held in the beautiful student union on the campus of UW La Crosse. Our guest speaker, Dr. Kirk Harris […]

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Wisconsin Non-Driver Advisory Council website

WisDOT’s Non-Driver Advisory Council

1000 Friends of Wisconsin is proud to serve on WisDOT’s Non-Driver Advisory Council. Since the council’s start in 2020, our organization has been fighting for more walking, biking, and transit connections by sharing the experiences of our members with WisDOT engineers. While there is still much work to be done, our relationships on this council have […]

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Transit Equity Day proclomation by Gov Tony Evers

Transit equity day proclamation accepted!

On February 4th, groups across the country celebrated Transit Equity Day, which is a national day of action commemorating the birthday of Rosa Parks by declaring public transit as a civil right and a strategy to combat climate change. This year 1000 Friends of Wisconsin, succeeded in getting a proclamation from Governor Tony Evers acknowledging the importance of transit in […]

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