GREEN BAY, Wisconsin (WBAY) – Green Bay Metro Transit is in the process of making changes to some of their bus lines and they want your advice. The move would impact 9 of the 11 routes across the city.
Jacob Kulis uses the public transport system three or four times a week. “I’m a student at UW-Green Bay, so I go to UWGB a lot. I bring it to doctor’s appointments, to go shopping, I bring it to all my volunteering and work commitments, ”he said.
Seasoned runners like Kulis say some changes are needed.
“Some routes should offer the ability to transfer into routes to change for easier access to destinations,” Kulis said. He adds that there could be more access to the locations in Allouez, De Pere and Ashwaubenon.
Transit officials say ridership has been cut in half over the past year due to the pandemic, but that has given the city an opportunity to reassess routes.
“One of the biggest changes, we had multiple routes that lasted an hour,” said Patty Kiewiz, director of transit. “It can waste a lot of your time on public transport, and that’s something we really wanted to eliminate. We have reduced these routes; it’s 30 minute trips now. “
Kiewiz hopes people will see opportunities to use the micro-transit system, which has also reduced time and costs.
“We piloted the micro-transit service last fall, which complements our fixed route, so individuals can use it to travel to areas that may not be as widely used or exploited, ”Kiewiz said.
People are encouraged to weigh in on the changes at several town halls scheduled for the coming weeks. All meetings are held in the Committee Room of the Transportation Center at 901 University Ave.
- Monday May 24, 2021 at 9.45 a.m.
- Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 5:45 p.m.
- Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 3:15 p.m.
- Thursday, June 3, 2021 at 11:45 a.m.
“I think they need to come and learn more about it, ask questions and make sure that we cover all the areas where we previously provide service,” Kiewiz said.
You may also send your written comments to [email protected] or posted to Green Bay Metro, Attention: 901 University Avenue, Green Bay, WI 54302. Comments must be postmarked by June 15th. .
The public comment period is open until June 15.
The proposed implementation date would be Monday, August 2, 2021.
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