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.

Transportation Day of Action: I-94 Expansion

The transportation budget has been one of the most contentious debates in this year’s state budget, and as you may have seen, the Joint Finance Committee is meeting again and has started to move this budget forward. They will be taking up transportation on next Tuesday, September 5.

That means today is our last chance to stop I-94 from being green-lit and another $1 billion of our transportation funding being spent on an unnecessary highway instead of our more important needs!

We are asking you to take action today, and our friends at the Sierra Club made it easy for you by putting together an action toolkit. All you have to do is click this link and participate in one or more possible actions in the toolkit!

Let’s demonstrate the importance of transit and our local roads rather than massive highway projects!

Take Action

Better Bus Service on the Way

Great news for Milwaukee bus riders: the Milwaukee County Transit System has announced a set of improvements to bus service set to take effect Sunday March 12, 2017. Routes with service changes: 6 · New Berlin Industrial Park Express 27/PurpleLine · 27th Street 51 · Oklahoma Avenue 64 · South 60th Street 6 · New Berlin Industrial Park […]

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September 2016 Meeting POSTPONED

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!

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Significant downtown bus route changes coming

This fall, the Downtown Transit Center will close for demolition to make way for the Couture high-rise luxury apartment tower. The prime lakefront location at the southwest corner of the Lincoln Memorial/Michigan intersection is being sold to private developers for a bargain price of $500,000. What does this all mean for bus riders? Several downtown […]

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Come to our July 2016 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. […]

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Wauwatosa approves Bus Rapid Transit

The Wauwatosa City Council approved the Wauwatosa segment of the bus rapid transit line between Downtown Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center and Milwaukee County Research Park by a 10-5 vote at its meeting Tuesday. The approval by Wauwatosa brings the bus rapid transit project one step closer to being constructed. The bus rapid […]

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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. Agenda 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. […]

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Bus rapid transit taking shape

Milwaukee is one step closer to having its first Bus Rapid Transit line after officials decided on the western half of the route. Minor changes could still be made to the location of the routes and stops, but the western segment of the route is set for the most part. Originally there were three alternatives; […]

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East-West Bus Rapid Transit Public Open House on May 18 from 5-7PM

Flyer Milwaukee County is studying a new East-West Bus Rapid Transit line, or BRT, in the region’s  busiest, most congested corridor, connecting the region’s top job centers:  Downtown Milwaukee and Lakefront, Near West Side, and the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center in Wauwatosa, and all the neighborhoods in between. East-West BRT would connect with local buses, […]

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