WisDOT is updating its active transportation plan. Comments are due by JULY 14. Find the plan and comment form at https://www.wisdotplans.gov/plan/atp2050
The LATA leaders meeting has been postponed from July 13 to July 20 from 5:30 to 6:30 so people can attend the important July 13 city council meeting at 6 p.m. If you would like to attend the July 20 meeting (online), please email LaCrosseTransitAdvocates@proton.me or call 608-315-2693 for the Zoom link.
The MTU will be at the July 22 Disability Pride Fest from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Copeland Park with one of their new buses with the new Quantum system that lets wheelchair riders lock themselves into place. LATA could not find enough volunteers for a booth, but if you go, consider taking and handing out LATA cards. Email or call to get some.
We are working on an August in-person event, possibly with the MTU. We hope to have a date and location finalized soon and a flyer available by or before August 1.
Please take a little extra time after your next trip to complete the Audible Stop Audit form. The ADA requires major stops on public transit to be announced by voice or recording, but we have found that often there are no announcements and sometimes they are too soft to hear or too late to be of any use. We would like to have some data for the MTU in requesting better adherence to this rule, if needed. The form asks for date, time, bus number, route number, and what stops you actually heard (and whether you could actually hear them). Find the form here: tinyurl.com/LATAStopTest
AMTRAK: Please call Rep. Van Orden (202-225-5506) Tell him that you want him to vote
against cuts to federal funding of passenger rail in the Fiscal Year
2024 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Bill. Please forward this action request to other transit/rail supporters.
We are still working on scheduling a fall ride to Viroqua on the SMRT bus. More details will ve available around September 1.