There's a new weekly update produced by Bridget Brown, the La Crosse Walk and Roll Report, to provide information for walking, biking, and rolling community advocates. If you would like to get on the list and have the update emailed, please email bridgetcatbrown-at-gmail.com. There's a lot of good information on opportunities to connect with other advocates and learn more about the issues.
UWL is seeking participants for a fitness walking test which includes three 45 minute sessions on campus. A UWL graduate student is looking for volunteers between the ages of 18 and 65 to participate in the Rockport Fitness Walking Test. Volunteers who successfully complete the program will receive $40. For more details, please contact Duressa Kumbi, Kumbi1244@UWLaX.edu (608-785-8683).
Forward La Crosse is still seeing input on its update to our city's comprehensive plan. This is the perfect opportunity to ensure that better active transportation, including public transit, is prioritized in the coming years. Please visit the website at ForwardLaCrosse.org to participate.
There's still time to register (free) for Transportation 4 America's Transportation Camp, a day-long event that includes speakers and break-out sessions about public transportation issues and ideas. Visit t4america.org/transportation-camp for details.
The City of Madison is beginning a study to determine the site of an Amtrak station there in anticipation of a planned spur line from the Amtrak Empire Builder line. If you travel to Madison and would go by train if it were possible, you may want to weigh in, too. Visit this site for more details on the project. Currently, there are six sites on the list.
Have you tried the new GenFare system yet? Have you taken an Amtrak or Greyhound trip recently? Have you read a great transportation-related book? Please let us know if you would like to post at our blog about your personal experiences, book reviews, great public transit ideas or related.