Ald. Marina Dimitrijevic
Press Release

Supervisors Announce New Bus Service to Suburban Job Centers

County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, Supervisor Patricia Jursik, and Supervisor Theo Lipscomb to take inaugural ride on March 23 in Oak Creek and Brown Deer.

By - Mar 4th, 2015 02:07 pm

Milwaukee County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic and Supervisors Theo Lipscomb, Sr. and Patricia Jursik will travel on the newly, expanded bus routes in Brown Deer and Oak Creek on March 23 beginning at 10:15 a.m. The Supervisors successfully co-sponsored this 2015 budget initiative aimed at increasing ridership, and defeated an Executive veto. Supervisors will be available prior to and after the bus rides. See the itinerary below.

-9:30am media availability at Milwaukee Area Technical College South Campus, 6665 S. Howell Ave., Oak Creek
-10:15am ride bus on Route 80 to final, southern destination on Puetz Road
-11:13am board new route 276 to Brown Deer Plaza
11:30am arrive at western turn-around point of Route 276 at North Park Plaza Court for media availability

The trip is designed to notify riders about the new and expanded routes, which were created by the County Board during 2015 County Budget deliberations. The new and expanded routes, which will begin on Sunday, March 22, are designed to connect workers to growing job centers throughout Milwaukee County. More information can be found online here

“I am proud of the leadership and vision the County Board demonstrated in adding service to growing job centers in the suburbs. As the economic engine of our state, this investment in public transit will increase ridership and help grow our local economy,” said Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic.

Supervisor Patricia Jursik, who helps represent the Oak Creek area, said the expanded route 80, which will see a substantial increase in the frequency of service from 2 to 24 times a day, will add to the ongoing, economic growth in Oak Creek. “The Oak Creek area has been under-served by bus service for too long,” Jursik said. “These new routes will bring people to areas such as industrial centers, Drexel Town Square, Target, Kohl’s and many other businesses and residences along the way. This is a smart way to move people around Milwaukee County.”

Supervisor Theo Lispcomb, Sr., who represents the Brown Deer area, said he was pleased that the Board was able to fund an entirely new route 276, the Brown Deer Shuttle. “This new route will help residents of Brown Deer access the larger, county-wide system. Transit is one of the most efficient and environmentally friendly ways to get people around the County. We must continue to expand routes and improve service to ensure everyone in Milwaukee County has access to adequate transportation,” said Lipscomb.

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