Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Election Day - Free (with detour)


And, on Tuesday, April 2, the # 4 bus stops from East Ave and La Crosse St to Pine St and Campbell Rd will be closed. Both Route 4 buses will use La Crosse St to 23rd St and 23rd St to Campbell Rd. Temporary bus stops will be placed at the corners of East Ave and La Crosse St and La Crosse St and Hillview Ave. 

If you have any questions, please ask your driver or contact MTU at 608-789-7350.

[This will get voters who use the Nature Place polling location a little closer and still serve those, with the East Ave & La Crosse Street stop, who vote at the UWL Student Union.]

Monday, March 18, 2024

March 18 - Transit Employees Appreciation Day!

Thanks to MTU, SMRT, OHWS Taxi, Amtrak, Greyhound, Jefferson Lines, and every other transit employee!

Wednesday, March 13, 2024

#4 Detour alert!

Starting April 8, the #4 will detour on its northbound route all summer due to work on Hass Street. The detour begins at 28th and Robinsdale where the bus will turn toward  and come out on Mormon Coulee Road by Starbucks. It will follow MC Road to Losey, take a right, and continue up Losey. The stops at 28th and James, 28th and Hass, and 26th and Hass will be out of service.

Here's the official announcement from MTU:

Beginning Monday, April 08, 2024 Hass St will be closed for road work. Route 4 Downtown will use Robinsdale Ave to Mormon Coulee Road, Mormon Coulee Road to Losey Blvd and then back on route. If you have any questions, please ask you driver, or call 608-789-7350.

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Atención Pasajeros Ruta 4 Centro
A partir del lunes 8 de abril de 2024, Hass St estará cerrada por obras viales. La Ruta 4 del Centro utilizará Robinsdale Ave hasta Mormon Coulee Road, Mormon Coulee Road hasta Losey Blvd y luego regresará a la ruta. Si tiene alguna pregunta, pregúntele a su conductor o llame al 608-789-7350.

Monday, March 4, 2024

Upcoming transit events and opportunities


FIRST, On Saturday, March 9 at 10 a.m., join us for a talk by Dave Steele of MobiliSE about the Milwaukee-area FlexRide, a service that provides on-demand worker transit in the area. The meeting is free and open to the public. Register for the link: https://tinyurl.com/wtra0324

March 18 is Transit Employees Appreciation Day. PLEASE SIGN OUR VIRTUAL THANK YOU CARD at www.kudoboard.com/boards/GqNjtDaZ We'd planned to present this during Transit Equity Days but would like to have even more signers. Please sign now. It's easy, free, and quick!!

On March 21 at NOON Central Time, join a free online webinar with transportation expert Jarrett Walker hosted by the Maryland Department of Planning as part of its Sustainable Growth webinar series. The webinar's title is Human Transit: How Clearer Thinking about Public Transit Can Enrich Our Communities and Our Lives

Transportation expert Jarrett Walker believes that transit can be simple, if we focus on the underlying geometry that all transit systems share. Jarrett’s gift is being able to break down the basic principles of public transit so that you may have the tools necessary to clarify and advocate for your own values. Join Walker as he talks about his new book, Human Transit, and offers guidance to achieve successful public transit that will enrich any community.

Find out more and register for this free webinar here: tinyurl.com/HumanTransit0321

April 2Election Day. Please check with your county board candidates to learn their positions on public transportation in our region. Do they support improving and strengthening the SMRT system? Can they help the MTU expand to provide better service for Onalaska, West Salem, Holmen and others? Do they support rail and interstate bus improvements? Now is the time to vote transit advocates into office. Check your ballot, registration, polling place, and more at https://myvote.wi.gov 

April 28 – Earth Fair at Myrick Park. If you can help table for LATA, please contact us!

May 1 – Ride SMRT 2 Viroqua with LATA! We leave La Crosse mid-morning, ride the Scenic Mississippi Regional Transit bus to Viroqua and then spend the afternoon exploring and eating. Rides back are on your own with four different return options. Cost is $4 per ride, paid in cash to the bus driver. For more details see https://lacrosseata.blogspot.com/p/smrt-2-viroqua.html for details. Register at https://tinyurl.com/LATA2Viroqua

July 20 – The area Disability Action Network will host Disability Pride Fest from 11 to 4 at Central High School. If you would like to help table for LATA at this event, please email.

September 30 through October 6 is National Week Without Driving, a time for everyone to experience life as a non-driver by signing up for the Week Without Driving challenge. If you would like to help plan this important event, please email.

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Wisconsin Transit Riders Alliance Annual Meeting


Join us online on Saturday, March 9 to learn about MobiliSE and the FlexRide program that uses micro-transit to provide rides for workers in the Milwaukee area. The program is free and open to the public. Learn more here: https://witransitriders.org/events/annual-meeting or register for the program at https://tinyurl.com/WTRA0324