September meeting: September 9

This is a reminder that due to the Labor Day holiday we will be holding our September monthly meeting on the 2nd Saturday of the month. The September meeting will be held on Saturday September 9, 2017 at 10:00am.

Happy Labor Day and see you Saturday September 9.

September 2016 Meeting POSTPONED

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In order to prevent conflicts with the Labor Day holiday and weekend the September 2016 meeting of the Milwaukee Transit Riders Union has been postponed.

The meeting has been rescheduled for 1 week later, on Saturday September 10, 2016 at 10:00 AM.

The meeting location is unchanged.

Enjoy the weekend!

Come to our July 2016 meeting

December 2015 Rider/Driver meeting

Join us as we meet for June 2016. We have a range of issues to discuss, including outreach work around bus rapid transit, coalition work around building community support for the MICAH/Black Health Coalition routes and an exciting fundraiser coming up.

  • Agenda will be forthcoming

What:
Monthly membership meeting for the Milwaukee Transit Riders Union. Members, transit advocates and the general public are all invited to attend.

When:
Saturday July 2, 2016 at 10:00am.

Where:
Milwaukee Environmental Consortium
1845 N. Farwell Av. Suite #100 (Farwell/Kane)
Milwaukee, WI 53202-1715
Bus routes: 30, 30X, GoldLine, GreenLine.

Come to our June 2016 meeting

Join us as we meet for June 2016. We have a range of issues to discuss, including outreach work, Milwaukee County bus rapid transit and group updates.

What:
Monthly membership meeting for the Milwaukee Transit Riders Union. Members, transit advocates and the general public are all invited to attend.

When:
Saturday June 4, 2016 at 10:00am.

Where:
Milwaukee Environmental Consortium
1845 N. Farwell Av. Suite #100 (Farwell/Kane)
Milwaukee, WI 53202-1715
Bus routes: 30, 30X, GoldLine, GreenLine.

January 2016 Meeting Notice

What:
Monthly membership meeting for the Milwaukee Transit Riders Union. Members, transit advocates and the general public are all invited to attend.

When:
Saturday January 2, 2016 at 10:00am.

Where:
Milwaukee Environmental Consortium
1845 N. Farwell Av. Suite #100 (Farwell/Kane)
Milwaukee, WI 53202-1715
Bus routes: 30, 30X, GoldLine, GreenLine.

Join us as we work together to improve transit service in Milwaukee and the surrounding metro area.

September 2015 meeting notice

The Milwaukee Transit Riders Union will hold its September 2015 meeting on Saturday September 5, 2015 at 10:00am.

The meeting will be held at

Milwaukee Environmental Consortium
1845 N. Farwell Av. Suite #100
Milwaukee, WI 53202-1715
Bus routes: 30, 30X, GoldLine and GreenLine.

Come to our August 2015 meeting

Come to our August 2015 monthly meeting! We will have several issues to discuss, including the effects of the state budget on transit, a major victory in the fight against freeway expansion and upcoming events.

Saturday August 1, 2015 at 10:00am
1845 N. Farwell Av. #100
Bus routes: 30, 30X, GOLD & GREEN.

Come to our February 2015 Meeting

The Milwaukee Transit Riders Union will be holding its February meeting on Saturday February 7. Please join us as we discuss efforts to make transit better and upcoming efforts for the month of February.

February 7, 2015 at 10:00am

Milwaukee Environmental Consortium
1845 N. Farwell Av. Suite 100
Milwaukee, WI 53202-1715

  1. 2015-2017 WISCONSIN STATE BUDGET Gov. Walker released his version of the 2015-2017 Wisconsin State Budget this week. In the budget he moved transit out of the transportation fund and provides a small funding increase.
  2. ATTACKS ON EDUCATION The 2015-2017 budget contains deep cuts to K-12 public schools and the UW System, as well as the repeal of the Wisconsin Idea. Should MTRU join in on this fight?
  3. CMRT UPDATE An update on the campaign to fix I-94 and get a transit alternative to highway expansion.
  4. WISCONSIN AVENUE BRT CAMPAIGN An update and presentation on our goal of getting bus rapid transit (BRT) and capital improvements on Wisconsin Avenue.
  5. MILWAUKEE STREETCAR UPDATE A final vote on the streetcar was postponed at the February 2015 Common Council meeting, meanwhile a petition drive for a binding citywide referendum on the project is picking up steam. We will discuss our position on this project.
  6. FUNDRAISING The Milwaukee Transit Riders Union will be having a fundraiser at the Public House.
  7. T-SHIRTS A brief update on the latest T-Shirt order.
  8. COMMUNITY OUTREACH MEETINGS Jackie has prepared a schedule and reserved rooms at MLK Library for a series of Community Membership Drive events.
  9. STEERING COMMITTEE FORMATION Who should we have on our steering committee?

Come to our August 2014 Meeting

The Milwaukee Transit Riders Union will be holding its August meeting on Saturday August 2. Please join us as we discuss efforts to make transit better and upcoming efforts for Fall 2014.

August 2, 2014 at 10:00am

Milwaukee Environmental Consortium
1845 N. Farwell Av. Suite 100
Milwaukee, WI 53202-1715

  1. VISION 2050
    SEWRPC will be holding the next round of VISION 2050 workshops in September. We will discuss the results of the workshops so far and the upcoming workshops in September.
  2. NEW BUS ROUTES
    As a result of the groundbreaking lawsuit launched by Milwaukee Inner-city Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH) and the Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin (BHCW) against WisDOT there will be new bus service started to connect central city residents with jobs in the suburban and exurban industrial parks. Two routes will be starting this month. We will discuss what is being done to educate the riding public about these routes and what we could do to help spread the word.
  3. RIDE & REGISTER UPDATE & DISCUSSION
    We will discuss non-partisan civic engagement and outreach efforts centered around the 2014 midterm elections. Funding has been approved and fundraising activities are being scheduled.
  4. I-94 CAMPAIGN UPDATE
    We will provide a brief update on our efforts as part of the campaign to stop the expansion of I-94 between 16th Street and 70th Street.

Come to the December meeting!

Join us for our monthly meeting in December!

With 2013 wrapping up, we will take stock of our accomplishments this year and plan for next year.

This winter we are planning a campaign to raise awareness about the specific challenges that riders face in winter.  We need your help in planning and implementing this campaign to ensure that the general public understands the need to increase transit funding.

We will also look at the upcoming technology upgrades, which make transit more convenient and affordable.

Major accomplishments this year include: 

  • Coalition work with organizations locally and throughout the state to advocate for a better state transportation budget in Madison
  • Numerous articles in featured in local news outlets
  • Representation at community forums such as SEWRPC's Vision 2050


How to get to the monthly meeting

The meeting place is near two major bus routes

From westbound Route 30 Get off the bus at Farwell/Kane and walk 1/4 block south to 1845 N. Farwell Ave.

From eastbound Route 30 Get off the bus at Prospect/Kane and walk one block west. Cross Farwell and walk 1/4 block south to 1845 N. Farwell Ave.

Front the GreenLine (both directions) Get off the bus at Oakland/Kane and walk east on Kane one block. Turn right and walk 1/4 block to 1845 N. Farwell Ave. 

December 7th, 2013 10:00 AM
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