GO Transit (Wisconsin)

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GO Transit
GO Transit Oshkosh Wisconsin logo.png
Founded 1978
Headquarters 926 Dempsey Trail
Locale Oshkosh, Wisconsin
Service area Winnebago County, Wisconsin
Service type bus service, paratransit
Routes 9
Website Welcome to Go Transit

GO Transit, formerly the Oshkosh Transit System is the primary provider of mass transportation in Winnebago County, Wisconsin.

History[edit]

Service began in 1978, following the takeover of the struggling private City Transit Lines. Nine routes serve the city from Monday through Saturday. Since 1999, students at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh have been able to ride for free. Via Route 10, OTS serves Neenah, Wisconsin and connects with Valley Transit of Appleton, Wisconsin.

The name was changed from the Oshkosh Transit System on September 17, 2012.[1]

Routes[edit]

  • 1 Bowen/Hazel
  • 2 Main/Jackson
  • 3 FVTC/New York
  • 4 Murdock/Logan
  • 5 UWO/Westowne
  • 6 Witzel/9th
  • 7 Washburn/Koeller
  • 8 20th/South Park
  • 9 Oakwood
  • 10 Neenah

Operating Schedule[edit]

GO Transit operating hours are from 6:15 AM to 6:45 PM Mondays through Saturdays. There is no service on Sunday.

In the past few years, the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh has provided free late night transportation to supplement the service of the OTS called Titan Transit.

Facilities[edit]

Terminals[edit]

  • Downtown Transfer Center - 110 Pearl Avenue (Pearl at Market Street - a covered station with bus shelters opened 1990 serving routes 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8 and 10)
  • West Transfer Point - southside of Landmark Plaza Shopping Centre off South Washburn Street north of West 9th Avenue (Route 7 only)
  • Neenah Transfer Center - 141-199 West Doty Avenue (small booth at the corner of South Church Street and West Doty Avenue)

Storage[edit]

  • Transportation Department-Oshkosh Transit System Garage - 926 Dempsey Trail (off Witzel Avenue) is a bus garage and maintenance facility located south of Oshkosh Sports Complex

Fleet[edit]

The current buses are olive green with white lettering. Previous livery was a white base with blue and green stripes on the top and bottom of the windows.

Current

Year Make Model Length Handicapped/disabled access Numbers Notes
2003 New Flyer Industries D35LF 8 (301-308) 35 feet (11 m) Yes
2003 New Flyer Industries D40LF 3 (309-311) 40 feet (12 m) Yes
2010 New Flyer Industries DE40LF 4 (1001-1004) 40 feet (12 m) Yes Hybrid buses[2][3]
1997 New Flyer Industries D40LF 6 (9712-9717) 40 feet (12 m) Yes 4 sold (9713,9715,9716,9717) to Kenosha Transit in 2005

Retired

Year Make Model Length Handicapped/disabled access Numbers Notes
1980 GMC RTS (TW-7603) 35 feet (11 m) No 14 (1001-1014) 5 sold to Kenosha Transit in 1995 (1001,1002,1006,1012,1014); remainder retired
1993 Flxible Metro D (30096-6C8) 30 feet (9.1 m) No 11 (9301-9311) all sold to Kenosha Transit in 2005
1960s-1970s GMC TDH4517 35 feet (11 m) No N/A all retired by Oshkosk Transit

Future

Year Make Model Length Handicapped/disabled access Numbers Notes
2013 New Flyer Industries Xcelsior XD35 35 feet (11 m) Yes TBD (13xx) on order

GO Plus Paratransit services[edit]

While GO Transit buses are low floor, accessible services are available to patrons who cannot use regular bus services: Cabulance and City Cab a contractors that provide GO Plus services with accessible vehicles (cars and special vans). Cabulance and Dial-A-Ride provide after hour bus and accessible services.[4] http://www.ci.oshkosh.wi.us/Transit/disabled_riders.htm

Funding[edit]

Fares account for 15% of the funding for GO Transit. The remaining come from local (29%), state (27%) and federal (29%) sources.[5]

Transit Connections[edit]

Other transit operators in Wisconsin:

References[edit]

External links[edit]