Green Bay Metro

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GB Metro logo.png
Headquarters Green Bay, Wisconsin
Service area Green Bay and Brown County
Routes 14 standard routes
4 gameday routes
Stations 1
Operator City of Green Bay
Website Green Bay Metro

Green Bay Metro, formerly known as Green Bay Transit until 2001, is the mass transit system found in the city of Green Bay, Wisconsin. It also provides limited service in Ashwaubenon, Allouez, De Pere, and Bellevue.

Operations[edit]

The bus transit system service method used in the Green Bay area is called a “radial pulse” system. The system is called “radial” because the layout of the routes brings all buses to the downtown transitway and then radiates them out in a spoke-like fashion to cover the service area. It is called a “pulse” system because all routes are timed to arrive at the downtown transitway at regular intervals, allowing for transfers with little or no waiting. This type of system has been in operation since 1937.

The system does not operate on Sunday.

History[edit]

From 1916 through 1972, the Wisconsin Public Service Corporation (WPS), a privately owned utility company, provided streetcar and bus service in the Green Bay Metropolitan Area. In the late 1960s, bus ridership decreases combined with rising expenses forced WPS to reduce deficits by cutting back on service. Service cutbacks, in turn, contributed to further decreases in ridership and even greater revenue losses, resulting in a downward spiral of service, ridership, and revenue. In April 1972, WPS offered to sell the bus company to the city of Green Bay with an agreement to reimburse the city for the full purchase price of $270,000 in the form of an operating subsidy over a five-year period. In January 1973, WPS was granted the right to discontinue bus service in the Green Bay Metropolitan Area, at which time the city of Green Bay leased the bus system from WPS through the remainder of 1973. This action avoided a discontinuance of service and allowed time for the city to create the Transit Commission, consider alternative plans for the system developed by the Brown County Planning Commission (BCPC), and prepare for a public referendum on the purchase of the system. On April 3, 1973, 71 percent of the public voted in favor on a referendum calling for the purchase of the system from WPS.

Bus routes[edit]

Regular Service[edit]

No. Name
1 Brown Line
2 Orange Zippin Line
3 Silver Line
4 Blue Line
5 Plum Line
6 Red Line
7 Lime Line
8 Green Line
10 Yellow Line
11 Sky Line
14 Pink Line
17 Brick Line
18 Gold Line

Packers Gameday Routes[edit]

Name
Cheesehead
QB Sneak
Lambeau Leap
Quick Slant

Limited Service[edit]

All of these limited service routes operate on regularly scheduled school days.

No. Name
65 Green Bay/Allouez
70 Green Bay/Allouez
71 Green Bay/Allouez
72 Green Bay/Allouez
73 Green Bay/Allouez
74 Green Bay/Allouez
75 Green Bay/Allouez
76 Green Bay/Allouez
77 Green Bay/Allouez
78 Ashwaubenon
79 Green Bay

Bus Fleet[edit]

  • 981-986 1998 Gillig Phantom
  • 401-403 2004 New Flyer D30LF
  • 901-909 2009 New Flyer D35LF
  • 1000+ 2010 Gillig

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