Democratic state legislators are trying again to establish a regional transit authority.

State Reps. Peter Barca, D-Kenosha, Chris Sinicki, D-Milwaukee, and Greta Neubauer, D-Racine, introduced legislation this week to authorize the creation of the Southeastern Regional Transit Authority.

If approved, the RTA would oversee transit services in Kenosha, Racine and Milwaukee counties. It could also acquire property, issue bonds or implement a half percent sales tax increase in the area to fund public transportation efforts.

“The state’s southeastern corridor represents a major economic engine for Wisconsin’s business activity,” Barca said in a released statement.