Shoreline Metro

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Shoreline Metro
Sheboygan Transit logo.png
Founded 1972
Headquarters 608 South Commerce Street
Sheboygan, Wisconsin, United States
Service type bus service
Routes 10
Fleet 27
Daily ridership 1,700+ (2014)
Operator City of Sheboygan
Website www.shorelinemetro.com

Shoreline Metro (formerly Sheboygan Transit) is the bus system owned and operated by the city of Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Shoreline Metro services three communities with fixed route public transit system including the City of Sheboygan, Sheboygan Falls and Kohler. It operates ten fixed routes Monday through Saturday[1] and tripper service during the school year with an additional three morning routes and four afternoon routes for school-aged children.

The system is publicly operated by the City of Sheboygan under the authority of the Sheboygan Transit Commission and managed by the Director of Transit & Parking.

History[edit]

Shoreline Metro has been in service since 1972, but traces its formation back to the Sheboygan City Railway Company in 1886. Various private companies have succeeded each other in the area, transitioning from light rail to streetcars to buses. The system changed their name in October 2010 from Sheboygan Transit to "Lakeshore Metro", but changed it further to "Shoreline Metro" February 2011 due to a trademark conflict with an already existing private paratransit company, Lakeshore Transportation.[2]

Bus fleet[edit]

Shoreline Metro operates with 15 Gillig Low Floor Buses, seven Chance buses and four Rapid Transit Series buses.

Route list[edit]

All routes depart from the "Metro Center", more known as the "Transfer Point" located directly south of Sheboygan City Hall off Center Avenue.

Route # Destination(s)
Route 3 North Michigan Avenue and Calumet Drive businesses, along with Cooper and Pigeon River Elementary Schools.
Route 3 South South Business Drive businesses and Washington Square Shopping Center, along with Sheridan Elementary School and peak-hour service to Horace Mann Middle School.
Route 5 North North 8th Street, Urban Middle School, Northgate Commons and Eisner Court.
Route 5 South Heritage Square, Farnsworth Middle School, Early Learning Center, Wilson Elementary School and Indian Meadows Trailer Court.
Route 7 North St. Nicholas Hospital, Aurora Sheboygan Clinic, Pick 'n Save West, Sheboygan Police Department, Sheboygan County Job Center and Lakeshore Technical College-Sheboygan Campus.
Route 7 South Blue Harbor Resort, extreme south side (Sunnyside), Sheboygan South High School, Farnsworth Middle School, Longfellow Elementary School and Sheboygan County Christian High School.
Route 10 North Aurora Sheboygan Clinic, Memorial Plaza, Marcus Cinema, Sheboygan County Job Center, Memorial Mall, ShopKo, Festival Foods, Taylor Heights and Tamarack Apartments.
Route 10 South Municipal Service Building & Public Works, Aldi, Kohler Credit Union, Sheboygan County Meals on Wheels, Sheboygan Lutheran High School, Bookwarm Gardens, UW-Sheboygan, Walmart, Goodwill, Culver's, Walgreens's South, and Pick n' Save South.
Route 20 Kohler: Kohler Company, Woodlake Market and Kohler High School
Sheboygan Falls: Middle & High Schools, Municipal Building, Piggly Wiggly and Aging & Disability Resource Center.
Route 30 BioLife Plasma Center, Horace Mann Middle School, Deer Trace Shopping Center, Country Village Apartments, Sheboygan County Detention Center, UW-Sheboygan, Sheboygan Lutheran High School, James Madison Elementary School, Indian Meadows Mobile Home Park, Washington Square and Walmart.
Route 40 The Square (formerly Harbor Centre Express) provides summer-only service to Blue Harbor Resort, Above & Beyond Children's Museum, Stefanie H. Weill Center, Mead Public Library, Harbor Centre Marina, Sheboygan Armory.
  • Blue indicates route serving north side.
  • Red indicates route serving south side.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Routes & Schedules". Shoreline Meteo. Retrieved 2 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Buses Will Now Read Shoreline Metro". WHBL 1330 AM. February 12, 2011. Retrieved 2 April 2015. 

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