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AB282-ASA1,28,1817 66.1039 (4) (em) If the authority is created under sub. (2g), apply for federal or
18other aids to purchase transit facilities or operate a transit system.
AB282-ASA1, s. 42 19Section 42. 66.1039 (4) (f) of the statutes, as created by 2009 Wisconsin Act
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, is amended to read:
AB282-ASA1,29,521 66.1039 (4) (f) Coordinate If the authority is created under sub. (2), coordinate
22specialized transportation services, as defined in s. 85.21 (2) (g), for residents who
23reside within the jurisdictional area and who are disabled or aged 60 or older,
24including services funded under 42 USC 3001 to 3057n, 42 USC 5001, and 42 USC
255011
(b), under ss. 49.43 to 49.499 and 85.21, and under other public funds

1administered by the county. An authority created under sub. (2) may contract with
2a county that is a participating political subdivision for the authority to provide
3specialized transportation services, but such an authority is not an eligible applicant
4under s. 85.21 (2) (e) and may not receive payments directly from the department of
5transportation under s. 85.21.
AB282-ASA1, s. 43 6Section 43. 66.1039 (4) (fm) of the statutes is created to read:
AB282-ASA1,29,157 66.1039 (4) (fm) If the authority is created under sub. (2g), coordinate, provide,
8or assist in providing specialized transportation services, as defined in s. 85.21 (2)
9(g), for individuals who are disabled or aged 60 or older, including services funded
10under 42 USC 3001 to 3057n, 42 USC 5001, and 42 USC 5011 (b), under ss. 49.43 to
1149.499 and 85.21, and under other public funds administered by the county. An
12authority created under sub. (2g) may contract with a county that is a participating
13political subdivision for the authority to provide specialized transportation services,
14but such an authority is not an eligible applicant under s. 85.21 (2) (e) and may not
15receive payments directly from the department of transportation under s. 85.21.
AB282-ASA1, s. 44 16Section 44. 66.1039 (4) (s) 5. of the statutes is created to read:
AB282-ASA1,29,2217 66.1039 (4) (s) 5. Notwithstanding subd. 1., an authority created under sub. (2)
18(d) may not impose the taxes authorized under subd. 1. unless the authorizing
19resolutions under sub. (2) (d) 1. and, if applicable, sub. (2) (d) 2. and 3., as well as the
20referendum question on the referendum ballot specified in sub. (2) (d) 1. and, if
21applicable, sub. (2) (d) 2. and 3., each clearly identifies the maximum rate of the taxes
22that may be imposed by the authority under subd. 1.
AB282-ASA1, s. 45 23Section 45. 66.1039 (4) (s) 6. of the statutes is created to read:
AB282-ASA1,30,524 66.1039 (4) (s) 6. If an authority created under sub. (2) (d) adopts a resolution
25to impose the taxes under subd. 1., no political subdivision that is a member of the

1authority may levy property taxes for transit purposes in excess of the amount of
2property taxes levied for transit purposes in the year before the year in which the
3taxes are imposed under subd. 1., less an amount, if a positive number, that is equal
4to the taxes collected under subd. 1., minus the amount of federal funding for transit
5purposes that the political subdivision last received.
AB282-ASA1, s. 46 6Section 46. 66.1039 (4) (s) 7. of the statutes is created to read:
AB282-ASA1,30,127 66.1039 (4) (s) 7. Notwithstanding subd. 1., an authority created under sub.
8(2g) may not impose the taxes authorized under subd. 1. unless the authorizing
9resolutions under sub. (2g) (b) and, if applicable, sub. (2g) (c), as well as the
10referendum question on the referendum ballot specified in sub. (2g) (e), each clearly
11identifies the maximum rate of the taxes that may be imposed by the authority under
12subd. 1.
AB282-ASA1, s. 47 13Section 47. 66.1039 (5) (a) of the statutes, as created by 2009 Wisconsin Act
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, is amended to read:
AB282-ASA1,30,2215 66.1039 (5) (a) Notwithstanding sub. (4) (a), (b), (c), (d), (q), and (r), no
16authority, and no public or private organization with which an authority has
17contracted for service, may provide service outside the jurisdictional area of the
18authority unless the authority receives financial support for the service under a
19contract with a public or other private organization for the service or unless it is
20necessary in order to provide service to connect residents within the authority's
21jurisdictional area to transit systems in adjacent counties. This paragraph applies
22only with respect to an authority created under sub. (2).
AB282-ASA1, s. 48 23Section 48. 66.1039 (5) (d) of the statutes is created to read:
AB282-ASA1,30,2524 66.1039 (5) (d) An authority created under sub. (2g) must revise its transit plan
25under sub. (2g) (d) 11. at least once every 5 years.
AB282-ASA1, s. 49
1Section 49. 66.1039 (6) (a) of the statutes, as created by 2009 Wisconsin Act
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, is amended to read:
AB282-ASA1,31,83 66.1039 (6) (a) An authority acquiring a comprehensive unified local
4transportation system for the purpose of the authority's operation of the system, or
5if the authority is created under sub. (2g) for the purpose of the authority's operation
6or superintendence of the system,
shall assume all of the employer's obligations
7under any contract between the employees and management of the system to the
8extent allowed by law.
AB282-ASA1, s. 50 9Section 50. 66.1039 (7) (d) of the statutes is created to read:
AB282-ASA1,31,1410 66.1039 (7) (d) Except with respect to refunding bonds under sub. (10), bond
11proceeds may be used only for capital expenditures related to the acquisition of
12transportation system equipment having a useful life of at least 5 years. This
13paragraph does not apply to expenditures made for the acquisition of all or part of
14an existing transportation system.
AB282-ASA1, s. 51 15Section 51. 66.1039 (9) (g) of the statutes, as created by 2009 Wisconsin Act
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, is amended to read:
AB282-ASA1,31,2017 66.1039 (9) (g) Covenant Subject to sub. (7) (d) with respect to an authority
18created under sub. (2g), covenant
as to the purposes to which the proceeds from the
19sale of any bonds may be applied, and as to the pledge of such proceeds to secure the
20payment of the bonds.
AB282-ASA1, s. 52 21Section 52. 66.1039 (13) (intro.) of the statutes, as created by 2009 Wisconsin
22Act 28
, is amended to read:
AB282-ASA1,32,323 66.1039 (13) Withdrawal from authority certain authorities. (intro.) A
24participating political subdivision that becomes a member of an authority under sub.
25(2) (c) 4. shall withdraw from the authority if the county in which the municipality

1is located withdraws from the authority under this subsection and a participating
2political subdivision that joined an authority under sub. (2) (b) 3., (c) 3., (d) 2. or 3.,
3or (e) 2. may withdraw from an authority if all of the following conditions are met:
AB282-ASA1, s. 53 4Section 53. 66.1039 (13m) of the statutes is created to read:
AB282-ASA1,32,75 66.1039 (13m) Withdrawal from other authorities. (a) A participating
6political subdivision may withdraw from an authority created under sub. (2g) if all
7of the following conditions are met:
AB282-ASA1,32,108 1. The governing body of the political subdivision adopts a resolution by a
9majority vote of the members of the governing body requesting withdrawal of the
10political subdivision from the authority.
AB282-ASA1,32,1311 2. The political subdivision has paid, or made provision for the payment of, all
12obligations of the political subdivision to the authority, including its obligations
13relative to any outstanding bonds issued by the authority.
AB282-ASA1,32,1814 3. Any tax authorized under sub. (4) (s) that is levied by the authority within
15the political subdivision continues to be levied for the period of time for which the
16authority has authorized the tax in a resolution imposing the tax under sub. (4) (s)
17if such a resolution specifies a time period for the tax or until the effective date of a
18tax repeal resolution under sub. (4) (s), whichever occurs first.
AB282-ASA1,33,819 (b) Unless an earlier date for the termination of the provision of transit services
20has been agreed upon by the withdrawing political subdivision and the authority, if
21a political subdivision has withdrawn from an authority as provided in par. (a), the
22political subdivision shall continue to receive services from the authority, in the same
23manner and to the same extent as those provided to the remaining participating
24political subdivisions, for so long as the tax continues to be levied as provided in par.
25(a) 3. Nothing in this paragraph prohibits an authority created under sub. (2g) from

1changing the manner and extent to which it provides services, including in the
2withdrawing political subdivision, as long as the services provided in the
3withdrawing political subdivision remain comparable to those provided in the
4remaining political subdivisions while the tax continues to be levied in the
5withdrawing political subdivision. The remaining political subdivisions may choose
6to increase the tax under sub. (4) (s) and are not required to extend the additional
7services provided by such additional tax to the withdrawing political subdivision if
8the additional tax is not also collected in the withdrawing political subdivision.
AB282-ASA1,33,139 (c) If a political subdivision has withdrawn from an authority as provided in
10par. (a), the articles of incorporation of the authority shall be amended to reflect the
11withdrawal of the political subdivision and this amendment shall be filed and
12published, in the same manner as a resolution, by the withdrawing political
13subdivision and each participating political subdivision.
AB282-ASA1,33,1514 (d) Withdrawal of a political subdivision from an authority is subject to the
15resolution provisions specified in sub. (2g) (d) 12.
AB282-ASA1,33,1916 (e) If a political subdivision withdraws from an authority under this subsection,
17the authority shall provide the department of revenue with notice of the withdrawal
18and information describing the exact boundaries of the authority's jurisdictional
19area, as provided in sub. (4) (s) 2., following the withdrawal.
AB282-ASA1, s. 54 20Section 54. 66.1039 (14) of the statutes, as created by 2009 Wisconsin Act 28,
21is amended to read:
AB282-ASA1,33,2422 66.1039 (14) Duty to provide transit service. An authority created under sub.
23(2)
shall provide, or contract for the provision of, transit service within the authority's
24jurisdictional area.
AB282-ASA1, s. 55 25Section 55. 66.1039 (15) of the statutes is created to read:
AB282-ASA1,34,12
166.1039 (15) Dissolution of certain authorities. An authority created under
2sub. (2g) may be dissolved if the authority adopts a resolution dissolving the
3authority. Dissolution of an authority is subject to the resolution provisions specified
4in sub. (2g) (d) 12. Dissolution of an authority may not occur until all outstanding
5indebtedness of the authority has been paid and all unexpended funds returned to
6the participating political subdivisions that supplied them, or until adequate
7provision has been made for the outstanding indebtedness or unexpended funds. An
8authority may not be dissolved so long as it has bonds outstanding, unless provision
9for full payment of such bonds, by escrow or otherwise, has been made pursuant to
10the terms of the bonds or the resolution, trust indenture, or security instrument
11securing the bonds. The authority shall notify the department of revenue of the
12authority's dissolution at least 120 days before the dissolution's effective date.
AB282-ASA1, s. 56 13Section 56. 66.1041 of the statutes is created to read:
AB282-ASA1,34,15 1466.1041 Interim regional transit authorities. (1) Definitions. In this
15section:
AB282-ASA1,34,1716 (a) Except as used in par. (g), "authority" means an interim regional transit
17authority created under this section.
AB282-ASA1,34,2118 (b) "Comprehensive unified local transit system" means a transit system that
19is comprised of motor bus lines and any other local public transit facilities, the major
20portion of which is located within, or the major portion of the service of which is
21supplied to the inhabitants of, the jurisdictional area of the authority.
AB282-ASA1,34,2222 (c) "Department" means the department of transportation.
AB282-ASA1,34,2323 (d) "Municipality" means any city, village, or town.
AB282-ASA1,35,3
1(e) "Participating political subdivision" means a political subdivision that has
2adopted a resolution creating an authority or joining an established authority under
3this section.
AB282-ASA1,35,44 (f) "Political subdivision" means a municipality or county.
AB282-ASA1,35,65 (g) "Southeastern regional transit authority" means the southeastern regional
6transit authority created under s. 59.58 (7).
AB282-ASA1,35,97 (h) "Southeast Wisconsin" means the geographical area comprising the
8counties of Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, Racine, Walworth and
9Waukesha.
AB282-ASA1,35,1910 (i) "Transit system" means all land, shops, structures, equipment, property,
11franchises, and rights of whatever nature required for transit of passengers within
12the jurisdictional area of the authority and outside the jurisdictional area of the
13authority. "Transit system" includes motor buses, fixed guideway transit,
14ridesharing, specialized transportation, motor vehicles, elevated railroads,
15subways, underground railroads, and any combination thereof, and any other form
16of mass transit, but does not include transportation excluded from the definition of
17"common motor carrier" under s. 194.01 (1), charter or contract operations to, from,
18or between points that are outside the jurisdictional area of the authority, or travel
19by aircraft flight.
AB282-ASA1,36,2 20(2) Creation of authority. (a) Subject to pars. (e) and (f), the governing body
21of a political subdivision in southeast Wisconsin may, by resolution, create an
22authority consisting of the political subdivision or may join together with one or more
23other political subdivisions to jointly create, by adopting identical resolutions, an
24authority. An authority created under this section is a public body corporate and

1politic and shall be known as an "interim regional transit authority." The authority
2may transact business and exercise any powers granted to it under this section.
AB282-ASA1,36,133 (b) 1. Subject to par. (f), and except as provided in subd. 2., if an authority has
4been created under par. (a), a political subdivision may join the authority if the
5governing body of the political subdivision adopts a resolution identical to the
6existing resolutions of the authority's participating political subdivisions or, if the
7authority is created by a single political subdivision, identical to the existing
8resolution of the authority's participating political subdivision, and if the authority's
9board of directors adopts a resolution allowing the political subdivision to join the
10authority. For purposes of determining whether a resolution adopted under this
11subdivision is identical to an existing resolution of the authority, both the resolutions
12adopted under par. (a) to create the authority and any modifications to those
13resolutions under par. (g) shall be considered.
AB282-ASA1,36,2214 2. The resolution of a political subdivision adopted under subd. 1. may differ
15from each existing resolution by specifying what the composition of the authority's
16board of directors will be after the political subdivision has joined the authority, but
17this resolution must be consistent with the authority's bylaws as described in sub.
18(3) (b) 3. If the authority's board of directors thereafter adopts a resolution allowing
19the political subdivision to join the authority, the board of directors thereby agrees
20to the new composition of the authority's board of directors specified in the resolution
21of the joining political subdivision and any existing resolution is considered modified
22under par. (g) 2. to reflect this new board composition.
AB282-ASA1,36,2423 (c) Any resolution creating an authority under par. (a) or joining an authority
24under par. (b) shall specify all of the following:
AB282-ASA1,37,3
11. Subject to sub. (3) (b), the composition of the authority's board of directors
2and other matters relating to the selection, terms, and duties of the board of
3directors.
AB282-ASA1,37,64 2. All revenue sources on which the authority will rely for funding and the
5minimum amount of revenue that the authority will commit to satisfy the revenue
6requirements for the authority specified in this section.
AB282-ASA1,37,107 (d) The jurisdictional area of an authority is the geographic area formed by the
8combined territorial boundaries of all participating political subdivisions of the
9authority. If the authority includes a county as a participating political subdivision,
10the jurisdictional area of the authority is the territorial boundaries of the county.
AB282-ASA1,37,1111 (e) An authority may be created under par. (a) only if all of the following apply:
AB282-ASA1,37,1412 1. At least one of the political subdivisions creating the authority operated a
13transit system receiving funding under s. 85.20 on the effective date of this
14subdivision .... [LRB inserts date].
AB282-ASA1,37,2115 2. The political subdivision or political subdivisions creating the authority
16commit to provide funding for the authority, upon creation, in an amount of at least
17the political subdivision's property tax levy contribution to transit as of one year prior
18to the effective date of this subdivision .... [LRB inserts date], and also make a
19commitment that the authority, after creation, will meet the revenue requirements
20specified in sub. (6) through one or more of the revenue sources identified in par. (c)
212.
AB282-ASA1,37,2322 (f) An authority may not include more than one county. An authority may not
23include municipalities located in different counties.
AB282-ASA1,38,424 (g) 1. Subject to subds. 2. and 3., if an authority has been created under this
25subsection, the participating political subdivisions of the authority may amend or

1modify their resolutions creating or joining the authority if, after any amendment or
2modification, the resolutions of all participating political subdivisions of the
3authority remain identical and continue to satisfy the requirements under this
4subsection.
AB282-ASA1,38,155 2. If a political subdivision joins an authority under par. (b), the participating
6political subdivisions of the authority may amend or modify their existing
7resolutions to accomplish any changes necessary to reflect the addition of the new
8political subdivision to the authority, including any changes to the composition of the
9authority's board of directors. In lieu of expressly amending or modifying their
10existing resolutions, the participating political subdivisions of the authority may
11also effect changes to the composition of the authority's board of directors, in
12connection with the addition of a new political subdivision to the authority, by means
13of the approval process specified in par. (b) 2., in which case the existing resolutions
14of the participating political subdivisions are considered modified to reflect the new
15composition of the authority's board of directors.
AB282-ASA1,38,2316 3. In lieu of expressly amending or modifying the existing resolutions of the
17participating political subdivisions of an authority to reflect changes in the rate of,
18or amount from, any revenue sources specified in par. (c) 2. or in the minimum
19amount of revenue specified in par. (c) 2., these changes may be made by a vote of the
20authority's board of directors if, after the changes, the authority continues to satisfy
21the revenue requirements specified in sub. (6). After such a vote, the existing
22resolutions of the participating political subdivisions are considered modified to
23reflect these changes.
AB282-ASA1,39,4 24(3) Governance of authority. (a) The powers of an authority shall be vested
25in its board of directors. A majority of the board of directors' full authorized

1membership constitutes a quorum for the purpose of conducting the authority's
2business and exercising its powers. Action may be taken by the board of directors
3upon a vote of a majority of the directors present and voting, unless the bylaws of the
4authority require a larger number.
AB282-ASA1,39,75 (b) The board of directors of an authority shall be determined as provided in
6resolutions creating the authority under sub. (2) (a) or joining an existing authority
7under sub. (2) (b) except that all of the following shall apply:
AB282-ASA1,39,98 1. The board of directors shall consist of at least 5 members and not more than
99 members.
AB282-ASA1,39,1110 2. The board of directors shall include at least one member from the authority's
11jurisdictional area, appointed by the governor.
AB282-ASA1,39,1412 3. Subject to subds. 1. and 2., the bylaws of the authority shall specify a
13procedure and guidelines for changing board membership upon the joinder of a
14political subdivision under sub. (2) (b).
AB282-ASA1,39,1615 4. Notwithstanding subds. 1. to 3., the board of directors of an authority that
16includes Milwaukee County shall consist of the following members:
AB282-ASA1,39,1817 a. Two members from the authority's jurisdictional area, appointed by the
18Milwaukee County board chairperson.
AB282-ASA1,39,2119 b. One member from that portion of the authority's jurisdictional area that is
20outside the city of Milwaukee, appointed by the Milwaukee County board
21chairperson.
AB282-ASA1,39,2222 c. One member, appointed by the mayor of the city of Milwaukee.
AB282-ASA1,39,2423 d. One member from the authority's jurisdictional area, appointed by the
24governor.
AB282-ASA1,40,3
1(4) Authority powers and duties. (a) Notwithstanding s. 59.84 (2) and any
2other provision of this chapter or ch. 59 or 85, an authority shall do all of the
3following:
AB282-ASA1,40,74 1. Provide, or contract with existing transit providers for the provision of,
5transit service within the authority's jurisdictional area, except that an authority
6that includes Milwaukee County shall contract with the Milwaukee County board
7for the authority to provide transit service in Milwaukee County.
AB282-ASA1,40,108 2. Provide transit planning within the authority's jurisdictional area. Each
9transit plan of the authority shall be submitted to the southeastern regional transit
10authority.
AB282-ASA1,40,1311 (b) Notwithstanding s. 59.84 (2) and any other provision of this chapter or ch.
1259 or 85, in addition to the duties specified in par. (a), an authority may do any of the
13following:
AB282-ASA1,40,1514 1. Acquire a comprehensive unified local transit system by entering into a
15transfer agreement with the owner of the system.
AB282-ASA1,40,1616 2. Subject to sub. (5), apply for and utilize state and federal funds.
AB282-ASA1,40,2017 3. Subject to the provisions of par. (a) 1. relating to contracts in Milwaukee
18County, provide transit service, or contract for the provision of transit service,
19outside the authority's jurisdictional area if such transit service would benefit
20residents within the authority's jurisdictional area.
AB282-ASA1,41,2 21(5) Federal and state aid; incentive funds. Any application by an authority
22for federal or state funding shall first be submitted to the southeastern regional
23transit authority, which shall then provide the application to the appropriate federal
24or state agency. If the application results in the receipt of any federal or state funds,
25those federal or state funds shall first be received by the southeastern regional

1transit authority, which shall then forward the funds to the authority that provided
2the application.
AB282-ASA1,41,5 3(6) Authority revenue requirements. (a) An authority may generate revenue
4by doing any of the following, except that an authority that includes Milwaukee
5County may generate revenue only as provided in subd. 1.:
AB282-ASA1,41,186 1. a. Imposing, by the adoption of a resolution by the board of directors, the
7taxes under s. 77.708, except that no authority may adopt such a resolution until a
8referendum is held in the authority's jurisdictional area on the question of whether
9the authority may impose the taxes under s. 77.708 and the referendum is decided
10in the affirmative. For purposes of an authority that has Milwaukee County as the
11boundaries of its jurisdictional area, the referendum for imposing sales and use taxes
12for transit purposes that was approved in 2008 in Milwaukee County satisfies the
13referendum requirement of this subd. 1. a. If an authority adopts a resolution to
14impose the taxes, it shall deliver a certified copy of the resolution to the department
15of revenue at least 120 days before its effective date. The authority may, by adoption
16of a resolution by the board of directors, repeal the imposition of the taxes under s.
1777.708 and shall deliver a certified copy of the repeal resolution to the department
18of revenue at least 120 days before its effective date.
AB282-ASA1,42,1019 b. If the authority adopts a resolution as provided in subd. 1. a., it shall specify
20to the department of revenue the exact boundaries of the authority's jurisdictional
21area. If the boundaries are the same as the county lines on all sides of the authority's
22jurisdictional area, the resolution shall specify the county or counties that comprise
23the authority's entire jurisdictional area. If the boundaries are other than a county
24line on any side of the authority's jurisdictional area, the authority shall provide the
25department with a complete list of all the 9-digit zip codes that are entirely within

1the authority's jurisdictional area and a complete list of all the street addresses that
2are within the authority's jurisdictional area and not included in any 9-digit zip code
3that is entirely within the authority's jurisdictional area. The authority shall
4provide a certified copy of the information required under this subd. 1. b. to the
5department, in the manner, format, and layout prescribed by the department, at
6least 120 days prior to the resolution's effective date. If the boundaries of the
7authority's jurisdictional area subsequently change, the authority shall submit a
8certified copy of the information required under this subd. 1. b. to the department,
9in the manner, format, and layout prescribed by the department, at least 120 days
10prior to the change's effective date.
AB282-ASA1,42,1511 c. If the authority adopts a resolution as provided in subd. 1. a., beginning with
12the year in which the resolution is adopted, no participating political subdivision
13may levy property taxes for transit. This subd. 1. c. does not apply to the year in
14which the resolution is adopted if the resolution is adopted after the participating
15political subdivision establishes its property tax levy for transit.
AB282-ASA1,42,1716 2. Charging a membership fee to the participating political subdivisions of the
17authority.
AB282-ASA1,42,2218 (b) An authority shall generate revenue equal to the amount required by pars.
19(c) and (d). This minimum revenue requirement may be met through funding from
20one or a combination of revenue sources identified by resolution under sub. (2) (c) 2.,
21including any revenue option under par. (a) except that an authority that includes
22Milwaukee County may not generate revenue as provided in par. (a) 2.
AB282-ASA1,42,2423 (c) 1. Within 2 years after the creation of an authority, the authority shall do
24any of the following:
AB282-ASA1,43,6
1a. Generate revenue sufficient to offset a 30 percent reduction in passenger fare
2revenues resulting from transit operations or to provide an 8 percent increase in
3transit service, or a combination of both, as compared with passenger fare revenues
4and transit service as of the time that the authority was created. With this revenue,
5the authority shall implement either the specified reduction in passenger fares or the
6specified increase in transit service, or a combination of both.
AB282-ASA1,43,127 b. Invest an amount, equivalent to the revenue that would be sufficient to
8provide an 8 percent increase in transit service, in either improving existing capital
9assets of the authority or making new capital purchases and improvements for the
10authority. An investment under this subd. 1. b. is not considered to be made until
11funds have actually been expended or committed for any applicable purchase or
12improvement.
AB282-ASA1,43,1513 c. If the authority includes Milwaukee County, increase transit service to a
14level equal to or greater than the level of transit service provided in Milwaukee
15County in 2001.
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