State celebrates rest area workers in honor of 30-year anniversary

State celebrates rest area workers in honor of 30-year anniversary

The state is honoring rest area workers as Wisconsin celebrates the 30-year anniversary of the Rest Area Maintenance program.

The program has provided jobs for workers with disabilities since 1987. They handle maintenance duties at the state’s 20 rest areas and 13 safety and weight enforcement facilities.

“You are the ones who assure that everyone gets the type of welcome that we know Wisconsin is capable of,” Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch said. “And because of that, we are so incredibly grateful.”

Earlier this year, Governor Scott Walker issued an official commendation of the RAM program anniversary. More than 17 million people stop at Wisconsin rest areas every year.

A recent rest area visitor survey revealed over 95 percent of respondents reported cleanliness of restrooms as excellent or good.

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