Alliance Supports Micro-Transit Project

A national award-winning proposal from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is targeted at addressing two problems — one of them fairly recent and one chronic. The recent problem is the labor shortage that afflicts many businesses trying to come out of the pandemic. The chronic problem is getting unemployed workers in Milwaukee to jobs in the suburbs, particularly Waukesha County. In September, the National Science Foundation awarded a team from UWM a $1 million grant to transport workers living in high unemployment areas of Milwaukee to jobs in suburbs. Transportation is expected to start Feb. 1 and the UWM team is working now to match up jobs with people. The Alliance is proud to support the program, now titled: FlexRide Milwaukee. Read More