Wisconsin RTA bill passes committee, moves to Assembly

I would like to take a moment to thank Wisconsin Assembly Rep. Alvin Ott, for doing something I did not expect. Rep. Ott is a Republican who hails from the Fox Valley, and he voted in favor of Assembly Bill 282, which would enable most municipalities to create regional transit authorities (RTAs). Those are vital for maintaining effective modern mass transit systems.

Thank you, Rep. Ott, for your vote.

His vote for this bill from committee says that he wants what’s best for Wisconsin’s economic future. Many companies, including Roundy’s, Northwestern Mutual, and Bucyrus International have all spoken in favor of a strong RTA.

Now, Wisconsin State Senate, it’s on you. Let’s get this done!

Update: The State Senate has adjourned without taking up the RTA bill. Thanks for nothing, guys!

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Author: Jason Haas

Jason is an elected member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, occasionally moonlights as an amateur gardener, and is a proud father of two, or three, depending on how you do the math.