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More Bus Routes For Vilas, Oneida Counties, Listening Sessions Set


The Vilas-Oneida Transit Commission is hosting more listening sessions soon as they put together an improved public transportation system for the two counties. The new transit system is known as Northwood Transit Connections.

Transit Manager Jim Altenburg says they've had three sessions to date...

"...We're starting with senior groups and open to the public for the transportation needs of the local area. Something I'm working on is opening up general transportation. We already have a bus in Minocqua and Eagle River that aren't being utilized. I need to hear from the public what are they looking for?..."

The listening sessions are set for Wednesday, April 6 at 11:30 a.m. at the Oneida County Senior Center in Rhinelander, Wednesday, April 13 at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Woodruff, the senior dining site, Wednesday, April 20 at 11:00 a.m. at the Nokomis Town Hall, and Tuesday, April 26 at 11:00 a.m.the Reiter Center in Three Lakes.

Altenburg says some routes will be online beginning in early May in Rhinelander, Eagle River and Minocqua...

".....Approximately May 2, in Minocqua, Eagle River and Rhinelander we will have local bus service Monday through Friday with a rate of two dollars, general one- way. Seniors and youth 3-17 will be a dollar each way..."

For more information, you can contact Northwoods Transit Connection at 715-420-0585 or email northwoodstransitconnections@gmail.com

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