Green Bay metro expands transit services

GREEN BAY (NBC26) – With Green Bay metro on demand, all it takes is a click or a call to find a race. By using a mobile app or calling a phone number, users can book a ride instead of waiting for the bus.

“Our average response time is around twenty minutes,” said Patricia Kiewiz, director of transit for Green Bay Metro. . “

From August 2, GBM is expanding its microtransit service to include four new service areas at De Pere, Ashwaubenon and the east and west sides of Green Bay.

Service areas are located at Green Bay Plaza, Bay Park Square, South Webster Avenue at Allouez and Walmart East. Users can move from area to area or use transfer points to take the fixed route service.

“You can travel from one area to another and just stay in a micro transit vehicle. However, if you are in one of these areas and you have to say come downtown, you will go to one of these transfer points and then the fixed route service will take you downtown ”, Kiewiz said.

Green Bay Metro is also expanding its fixed route service. While transit times are currently around 60 minutes, Kiewiz says the changes will cut that time in half.

“All of these transfer points will have a fixed route bus service every thirty minutes,” Kiewiz said.

In addition, the microtransit service will now be available Monday to Friday from 8:45 p.m. to 10:45 p.m. throughout the service area. Kiewiz says the change will accommodate the schedules of more cyclists, especially those who depend on public transport to get to work late at night.

“We’ve had riders who had to get to work two hours early because we didn’t have that late night service. So I think it’s really exciting for them,” Kiewiz said.

GBM On Demand is the same price as a traditional bus pass for the Green Bay Tube. Passengers can pay for a GBM On Demand day pass directly through the app with a credit card, cash or use a Green Bay Metro day pass, weekly pass, or monthly pass.

Daytime service hours are 5:45 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. Monday to Friday and 7:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Saturday.

Melvin Z. Madore