Public hearing is December 1, 2021 on proposed changes to WCCE transit schedules | By Joy Neilson

Washington County, WI – Changes are proposed for the 2022 transit schedule with Washington County Commuter Express (WCCE).
Public comment on the proposed 2022 Washington County Commuter Express (WCCE) transit service reductions are welcome and will be heard at the Public Works Committee meeting on December 1, 2021 at 5:30 p.m. at the Washington County Herbert J Tennies Government Center, 432 E. Washington Street, Room 1019, West Bend, WI.

The proposed revised schedule for WCCE can be found at: New Schedule – Proposed 1-03-21.pdf.

Full revisions, including back serial numbers, can be viewed at: Complete Schedule Changes with Old Serials 1-03-21.pdf.

The reduced schedule is expected to start in January 2022.

This is not the first time that WCCE has adjusted its schedule and reduced its service. In September 2021, the WCCE announced that it would combine certain routes for five weeks until October 29, 2021 due to “ongoing staff shortages”.

Summary of current proposed changes to WCCE:

  • The current schedule has 23 passages. The new program would have 16 runs; 8 am and 8 pm A morning run and an afternoon run are combined as mentioned above.
  • The current races 1, 10, 11, 13, 17 and 21 would be suspended.
  • Races 7 and 10 are now combined into one race for the Medical Center area, Virginia, and downtown Milwaukee – this would be Race 6.
  • Races 16 and 17 are now combined into one race for downtown Milwaukee, Va., And the Medical Center – this would be Race 9.
  • Stops in Wisconsin and Plankinton; Rivercenter and Cherry; GE Health / Dr. Innovative; CBS 58 which is 60e rue and rue Pierce; and Place du Sommet / 70e and Washington are all eliminated.

Some Washington County parents whose children use WCCE to travel to Marquette High School in Milwaukee are disappointed with the proposed changes.

Families who have attended meetings on the service recognize that certain modifications are necessary in order to improve efficiency and save money. However, some of the families affected by the proposed changes, including a possible bus interchange at the county’s border with the metro lines, are chargeable. these are not good solutions.

Washington County supervisors who sit on the public works committee include:

Public works
Jeffrey Schleif President – Phone: 262-253-0976
E-mail: [email protected]

Wiliam Symicek Vice-president – Phone: 262-622-3385
E-mail: [email protected]

Marcella Bishop – Phone: 262-677-2662
E-mail: [email protected]

Doug Neuman – Phone: 262-483-4108
E-mail: [email protected]

John Schodron – Phone: 262-224-0664
E-mail: [email protected]

For those unable to attend the public hearing, written comments will be accepted until November 29, 2021. Please send them to: Washington County Transit, 900 Lang Street, West Bend, WI 53090 or by email at [email protected]

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