Transit Now

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Transit Now is a regional membership organization established in 1992. Our main focus is to facilitate positive transportation solutions that link people to jobs and spur economic development.

Lobbying Interests:
Public transportation and related issues of funding, regional framework for transit.

Title:
Executive Director

Contact
KT
Kerry Thomas
PO Box 565
Sussex, WI 53089
(262) 246-6151
(262) 246-4053
kthomas@transitnow.org
www.transitnow.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Kerry Thomas Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 2/22/2011 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

January 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 11
January 2011 Special Session Assembly Bill 11
Relating to: state finances, collective bargaining for public employees, compensation and fringe benefits of public employees, the state civil service system, the Medical Assistance program, sale of certain facilities, granting bonding authority, and makin...

Bill Text and History

2011 Wisconsin Act 10

Against
Notification Date
2/23/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Comments
Oppose loss of $46.6 million in Federal transit aids. Federal law requires continuation of collective bargaining rights for transit employees in order to receive federal transit aid. Under AB11, WI could lose $46.6 mil. in transit aids according.
Assembly Bill 36
Assembly Bill 36
Relating to: eliminating authorization to create a regional transit authority, dissolving any existing regional transit authority and the Southeastern Regional Transit Authority, and eliminating the Southeast Wisconsin transit capital assistance program.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/27/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Comments
Eliminating authorization to create a regional transit authority, dissolving any existing regional transit authority and the transit capital program.
Assembly Bill 280
Assembly Bill 280
Relating to: exempting from income taxation certain employer-paid fringe benefits for mass transit expenses.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/8/2012
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 25
Senate Bill 25
Relating to: eliminating authorization to create a regional transit authority, dissolving any existing regional transit authority and the Southeastern Regional Transit Authority, and eliminating the Southeast Wisconsin transit capital assistance program.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/27/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Comments
Eliminating authorization to create a regional transit authority, dissolving any existing regional transit authority and the transit capital program.
Senate Bill 436
Senate Bill 436
Relating to: funding for the urban mass transit operating assistance program and making an appropriation.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/8/2012
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Budget Bill Subjects

Transportation: Local Transportation Aid
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Transportation: Local Transportation Aid

Notification Date
8/1/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Transportation: Transportation Finance
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Transportation: Transportation Finance

Notification Date
8/1/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Funding of local and regional transit
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Funding of local and regional transit

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Granting communities the ability to create Regional Transit Authorities that provide dedicated local funding and regional coordination and management of transit.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Granting communities the ability to create Regional Transit Authorities that provide dedicated local funding and regional coordination and management of transit.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
1/1/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2011
January - June
$7,336.30
2011
July - December
$0.00
2012
January - June
$0.00
2012
July - December
$0.00
Total $7,336.30
Total Hours Communicating 2011
January - June
8.40
2011
July - December
0.00
2012
January - June
0.00
2012
July - December
0.00
Total 8.40
Total Hours Other 2011
January - June
27.60
2011
July - December
0.00
2012
January - June
0.00
2012
July - December
0.00
Total 27.60

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: eliminating authorization to create a regional transit authority, dissolving any existing regional transit authority and the Southeastern Regional Transit Authority, and eliminating the Southeast Wisconsin transit capital assistance program.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
5 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 6 %
Relating to: state finances, collective bargaining for public employees, compensation and fringe benefits of public employees, the state civil service system, the Medical Assistance program, sale of certain facilities, granting bonding authority, and making an appropriation.
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
25 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 25 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
35 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 36 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
35 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 36 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

No topics found.

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures