Here’s a local Milwaukee event that’s free and open to the general public. Attend if you can and let us know how this event went.

What: 88Nine Radio Milwaukee presenting a TRANSPORTATION CIRCUS.
When: Tuesday, March 31 beginning at 5:30p until 7:30p.
Where: 220 East Pittsburgh Ave., Milwaukee, WI.
88Nine Radio Milwaukee Walker’s Point location

This appears to be a new format for a transportation discussion in Milwaukee, hosted by a public radio station that’s turned itself into an Internet Radio station that has a strong cult following. Several businesses, non-profits and government entities are coming together to make this happen.
Event partners include Milwaukee County Transit System, The Milwaukee Streetcar, Milwaukee Brewing Co., (YES! Free beer!) Uber, Bublr Bikes, Wisconsin Bike Fed, and many, many more. Attendees do not need to register. (Just find a parking spot, if you drive.)
For more info, this link is from the 88Nine Radio Milwaukee website.
This link from Biztimes contains more detailed info.
The Wisconsin Association of Railroad Passengers (WisARP) has since 1977 been involved in planning, advocating and educating the public on the need for more passenger trains.
WisARP, an association with more than 600 members, exists to promote passenger trains as a part of a balanced national transportation system. It is made up of people who enjoy traveling by train, find it a practical way to travel, and are dedicated to preserving and improving the quality and quantity of passenger trains in Wisconsin and the nation. We are a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. Our funding comes entirely from dues.


WisARP Spring 2015 Meeting – Madison

Wisconsin Association of Railroad Passengers

Spring General Membership Meeting
March 28, 2015
Truax-Longmire VFW, 5737 County Road CV, Madison, Wisconsin

Tentative Agenda
9:00 a.m. – Registration and Social Hour, coffee, juice and pastries
10:00 a.m. – Noon
John Parkyn, WisARP President
Peter Skopec – Executive Director, WisPIRG (Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group)

Noon Lunch

1:00 – 3:00 Speakers.
Arun Rao, Passenger Rail Implementation Manager, WisDOT
Status of passenger rail projects in Wisconsin.
Nona Hill, WisARP Vice-President. A presentation courtesy of Amtrak.

3:00 p.m. Adjournment

Register today! Register online at

Or Mail the coupon below to: Mark Weitenbeck
3385 S. 119th St.
West Allis, WI 53227-3943

Fee $15 ($20 after March 20th) Students $5

Make checks payable to WisARP. For questions, 414-541-1112 or

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