Press conference and proclamations uplift the importance of public transit for racial equity, access and the environment. Governor Evers and several mayors in Wisconsin (including Madison, Eau Claire, La Crosse, Oshkosh, and Appleton, Neenah, Menasha) have proclaimed February 4, 2022 Transit Equity Day to commemorate Rosa Parks’ birthday. This event featured elected officials and transit advocates […]Read more about "Press Release: Wisconsin commemorates Rosa Parks’ birthday with Transit Equity Day"
A few weeks ago, the New York Times reported that greenhouse gas emissions rose 6% in 2021. Despite the social and economic upheaval of the past few years due to a global pandemic, it’s important to remember that climate change remains an ever-present threat. As this reporting showed, transportation is still the leading contributor of […]Read more about "2021 in Review: Transportation Emissions Remain a Top Priority"
Pedestrian fatalities and serious injuries from traffic crashes are a serious problem in our country, and they have spiked since the pandemic started in early 2020. Yesterday, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced a comprehensive federal plan for addressing the crisis, called the National Roadway Safety Strategy (NRSS). Part of the strategy is the “Safe […]Read more about "USDOT announces new plan for increasing pedestrian safety"
On November 15th, President Biden signed the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. With all the back-and-forth, it was easy to lose track of what programs made the final cut and how they will impact Wisconsin. To add to the confusion, the federal government reauthorized the regular 5-year transportation budget at the same time. So the infrastructure […]Read more about "Infrastructure Bill – Recap for Wisconsin"
#5 – Wisconsin Lawmakers – State Climate Change Bills This week, a group of legislators released 22 bills to reduce the effects of climate change and make Wisconsin more sustainable. These bills were spearheaded by representatives across the state including Representative Greta Neubauer, D-Racine, who said “We have no time to waste if we want […]Read more about "Forward Thinking – Wisconsin Climate Change Bills"
#4 – Eau Claire – A Roadmap to EV Adoption In 2019, the city of Eau Claire released a first of its kind Electric Vehicle (EV) roadmap. The plan included ambitious goals to get 8,000 EVs to residents and to install 160 charging stations by 2030. This roadmap is part of larger plan to get the […]Read more about "Forward Thinking – Eau Claire’s EV Roadmap"