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Wisconsin Transit Week

Celebrate Wisconsin Transit Week

March 3 - 9, 2014

Governor Walker has proclaimed March 3rd to 9th Wisconsin Transit Week. Help celebrate with Metro by riding, tweeting and learning!

In addition to providing a connection for work, people rely on transit to get to school, go to the doctor, run errands, and visit family and friends.

“Public transit [plays] an important role in connecting employees to jobs, career opportunities and job training,” added TDA Executive Director Craig Thompson. “As Wisconsin’s economy continues to pick up steam, we need to make sure all aspects of the transportation system – including public transportation – are working efficiently to keep the economy growing.”


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#WITransit


Join in the #WITransit conversation on Twitter. Tell us why you ride with Metro Transit, and see what people are tweeting about public transportation.


 

WI Transit week facts


Did you know:

  • Wisconsin's transit systems provide access to public transportation for approximately 55% of the state’s population.
  • 48% of riders use public transit to get to work and another 23% for education according to a statewide study.
  • Households that use public transportation and live with one less car can save on average almost $10,000 every year.
  • Public transportation reduces the nation's carbon emissions by 37 million metric tons annually - the equivalent of the electricity use of New York City; Washington, DC; Atlanta; Denver; and Los Angeles combined.
  • Households within close proximity to public transportation drive on average 4,400 fewer miles a year - using approximately 200 fewer gallons of gas.












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