A new route, “College Express,” was added to the Green Bay metro route on Monday, August 20, 2018 to help college students get to the downtown area of Green Bay. College students from UW-Green Bay and NWTC can now hop on a bus that runs every half an hour between 7:15 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. and makes a stop at the Transit Center. UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary L. Miller said that the new transit line will “break some of the barriers for our students, faculty and staff.” Chancellor Miller also says the route will increase the number of students downtown, and improve joint programming between NWTC and UW-Green Bay. Fox 11 has the story.
Justin Mallett of the American Intercultural Center and others on campus are working with Green Bay Transit on a survey of current UW-Green Bay students and their future preferences regarding bus routes and stops, and potential shuttle routes of interest to the student population. You can check out the survey here.
Green Bay Metro has adjusted the route of the No. 7 (Lime Line) bus so that it will arrive a little earlier at the Circle Entrance in front of the UW-Green Bay Cofrin Library. Effective today, during workday hours, buses will now pull up to their first campus stop at about 10 and 40 minutes after the hour. (That’s up to five minutes earlier than the old schedule.) Green Bay Metro shortened the route to campus by having our bus leave the Transit Center and head straight down University Avenue instead of making the Webster-Walnut-East High-Baird-Main-Morrow-Elizabeth swing. This change makes time available for an additional stop — at the new Veterans Administration Clinic — on the return trip.
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Swipe your ID card, ride at no additional cost: It’s called U-Pass. The University and its students provide a modest annual subsidy to Green Bay Metro in exchange for free rides (more accurately: no-additional-cost rides) for UW-Green Bay students, faculty and staff. Be green, be thrifty, and give it a try.
Those in possession of UW-Green Bay ID cards can still ride for free and board any city bus with a swipe of their card, thanks to the ongoing U-Pass deal. Those riding Green Bay Metro on Wednesday (Jan. 2), however, witnessed something new with a move to simplify ridership via the launch of an unlimited daily pass. The daily pass ($3 per adult, $2 students and $1.50 for seniors and those with disabilities) replaces the old paper transfer-ticket system. Monthly and weekly passes are still available, of course, and riders can still pay the single fare ($1.50, $1 or 75 cents) if they need to get from Point A to Point B with no transfer or return trip. If you know a potential rider without a UWGB ID who might be interested, more details are available.
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Never heard of U-Pass? Click here: The University and its students provide a modest annual subsidy to Green Bay Metro in exchange for free rides (more accurately: no-additional-cost rides) for UW-Green Bay students, faculty and staff. See an overview of the program.
UW-Green Bay is part of a Thursday (Feb.2) Press-Gazette story on a new public-private partnership between Green Bay Metro and Lamers Bus Lines. In announcing the deal Wednesday, a Lamers official also talked about the company’s newly launched weekend service designed to take UW-Green Bay students to Madison and other cities. You can read more, here.