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Community Transportation Academy!

We would like to thank Johnathon Stalls for granting us permission to use his illustration. Description: a black and white ink drawing depicts the cross-section of a street with several motor vehicles, a person using a wheelchair, and two pedestrians in the median. There are stars below the street. The words "Equity Accessibility Health Safety Dignity" are wrapped around the bottom of the illustration.

1000 Friends of Wisconsin is excited to announce the Community Transportation Academy, debuting in La Crosse in Winter/Spring 2023! Applications are open until December 1, 2022. Read more on the 1k Friends website here.

What: FREE ten-week course that helps bridge the gap between community advocates and transportation planning entities and provides community members with skills and knowledge to advocate for safe and accessible transportation networks that work for everyone. Learn about transportation plans and processes, interact with local and national experts invited as guest speakers, take local tours, connect with other participants, and more.

When: Wednesdays from 4-6pm, February 15 - April 26, 2023 (no class March 15)

Where: 4 in-person sessions in La Crosse, 6 virtual sessions via Zoom, plus online participation and engagement through the UW learning management system, Canvas.

Who: Community members, local elected leaders, city and county staff, and college students in the La Crosse area who are interested in learning more about local transportation to be a better advocate! No previous knowledge or experience required.

How: Visit to read more on the 1000 Friends website and apply. Questions? Email Susan Gaeddert, Community Programs Director, at

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