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  1. WI: Ashley Offers Free Bus to WorkRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2018 | Mass Transit

    June 08--As companies in western Wisconsin vie for job candidates in a tight labor market, one manufacturer is offering a new perk to would-be employees who live in Eau Claire: free rides to work. Ashley Furniture Industries began running a shuttle bus this week from two locations in Eau Claire for its first-shift workers of the international company's Whitehall factory.

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  2. WI: Eau Claire Bus Fares Rolled Back for Some; Further Reduction Could Happen in 2019Read the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2018 | Mass Transit

    May 09--Bus fares for low-income riders will go down slightly in July, but the Eau Claire City Council will investigate whether it can be cut in half in 2019. The council voted 8-1 Tuesday -- councilwomen Kate Beaton and Emily Anderson were absent -- to lower cash fares to $1.50 for riders who meet poverty guidelines while other passengers will pay $1.75.

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  3. WI: Dunn County Board Backs Rail Service ProposalRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2018 | Mass Transit

    March 22--MENOMONIE -- The Dunn County Board voted in favor of a potential rail service that would connect west-central Wisconsin to the Twin Cities. Supervisor Thomas Quinn said the resolution shows a general support for the concept of a rail service.

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  4. U.S. DOT Announces Half A Billion Dollars in Infrastructure Investments to 41 Projects in 43 StatesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 12, 2018 | Mass Transit

    The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced the list of 41 recipients of nearly $500 million in discretionary grant funding for road, transit, maritime and rail projects through the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery program. "TIGER grants are targeted investments for our local communities that will increase safety, create jobs and modernize our country's infrastructure," said Secretary Elaine L. Chao.

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  5. WI: $5M Grant in Place for New Eau Claire Transit Transfer Center Grant for Transfer Center ApprovedRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 8, 2018 | Mass Transit

    Christmas came to the City of Eau Claire on Wednesday, in the form of a $5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. It will, in part, go to replace the current transit transfer station that's been in place along Farwell St. between Main and Gray streets since 1985.

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  6. WI: Eau Claire City Seek Transit Fare Assistance IdeasRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 30, 2017 | Mass Transit

    Nov. 29--City staff will start developing a plan to reduce transit costs for low-income riders on the heels of a decision earlier in the month to approve transit increases across the board. The City Council approved a resolution Tuesday calling on city staff to work out an alternative fare plan for low-income transit users who might not be able to afford the increase in transportation costs.

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  7. WI: Eau Claire Officials Seek Lower Bus Fare Price for the Financially ChallengedRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 20, 2017 | Mass Transit

    Nov. 20--Next year's Eau Claire city budget includes a city transit fare price increase, but two City Council members are proposing a measure to help low-income people continue to ride city buses. Council members Kathy Mitchell and Terry Weld will introduce a resolution asking City Manager Dale Peters to create a plan for reduced fares for city residents who face monetary challenges.

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