This site was actively used over the period 2009-2011 as the website for the Southeastern Regional Transit Authority (SERTA), which was created by the Wisconsin State Legislature and Governor in the 2009-2011 Wisconsin State budget to oversee the development of a KRM commuter rail service. In June 2011, the State Legislature and Governor repealed the State law creating SERTA, requiring SERTA to dissolve in September 2011. As such, links within the site relating to submittal of comments and questions, and sign-up for email updates have been de-activated.


Reports of Interest

The following are reports relating to the work of SERTA. If you have a suggestion of a report to be added to this page, please e-mail :


KRM Commuter Link


Reports from Current Phase

As part of the Environmental Impact Statement and Project Development phase of the KRM Alternatives Analysis, a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) has been prepared by the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, on behalf of an Intergovernmental Partnership (IGP) of the Counties and Cities of Kenosha, Racine and Milwaukee, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WISDOT), and the Regional Planning Commission. The DEIS is one necessary component of this phase, and has been approved by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA).

An application was recently submitted by the Southeastern Regional Transit Authority (SERTA) to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) requesting permission to initiate preliminary engineering for a KRM commuter rail line as part of the FTA’s discretionary “New Starts” funding program. The “New Starts” application was prepared on behalf of SERTA by the KRM project consultant team, under the guidance of Regional Planning Commission staff, which currently serves as temporary staff to SERTA. Should the FTA approve the “New Starts” application, the SERTA Board of Directors would decide whether or not to initiate preliminary engineering on a KRM commuter rail line. FTA permission to enter preliminary engineering is necessary to continue project development on a KRM commuter rail line, and to potentially obtain an FTA “New Starts” discretionary grant to provide the Federal share of costs associated with implementing the line. A Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) would also be prepared during preliminary engineering.

Previously Completed Reports from 2006/2007

Benefits of Public Transit and Commuter Rail

Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Transit Authority Report to Governor and Wisconsin Legislature

Former Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Transit Authority Meetings and Materials

This section of the website includes all meeting agendas, minutes, and materials of the former “temporary” and “limited authority” Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Transit Authority.

Previous Consideration of a Regional Transit Authority in Southeastern Wisconsin

Year 2035 Regional Transportation System Plan