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Western Kenosha County Transit celebrating Transit Week

Note: Western Kenosha County Transit is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH The week of March 3 – 9, 2014 has been officially declared as Transit Week throughout the state by Governor Scott Walker. Western Kenosha County Transit plans to celebrate with a variety of daily activities and giveaways for riders: Monday – Many Thanks Monday: […]

Western Kenosha County Transit schedule changes start today

Note: Western Kenosha County Transit is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Western Kenosha County Transit, a public bus service operating west of I-94, is making schedule changes to enhance service. The changes will go into effect on Feb. 17. Passengers can get a copy of the new schedule on any Western Transit bus, at the […]

Western Kenosha County Transit Stuff the Bus! food drive is Nov. 23

Note: Western Kenosha County Transit and Marv & Alison’s Sentry are westofthei.com sponsors. — DH Stuff the Bus!, a food drive hosted by Western Kenosha County Transit to support local charities, will take place Saturday, Nov. 23 from 9 a.m.to 2 p.m. at Marv & Alison’s Sentry Foods in Paddock Lake and Richter’s Marketplace Foods […]

Western Transit proposes expanding route deviations to increase ridership, efficiency

Western Kenosha County Transit officials are proposing expanding the distance from the regular route that buses can deviate to pick-up passengers in an effort to bring more riders to those set route buses. Officials rolled out that plan and others at a public hearing on county-run transit held at the Community Library in Salem Wednesday. […]

Western Kenosha County Transits to restore two routes on limited basis

Some of the service marked for elimination in the Western Kenosha County Transit system is being restored, although with less frequency than in the past. The system is now planning to have expanded regional routes that will travel between Paddock Lake and the Antioch Walmart on Monday and Wednesdays and between Twin Lakes and Lake […]

Changes in Western Kenosha County Transit topic of meetings

Changes coming to the Western Kenosha County Transit system will be the topic of  a meetings scheduled for Dec. 19 at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Community Library in Salem, at Highways AH and 83. Transportation is available. Call 888-203-3498 to schedule a ride. At a public hearing last month, the system announced […]

Loss of routes criticized at transit hearing

Western Kenosha County Transit’s plans to eliminate two of its fixed bus routes in 2013 drew criticism from several audience members at a public hearing today in Salem. Transit officials assured those at the hearing that they will work to create group on-demand rides or other strategies to try to replace as much of the reduced service at as low as possible cost. For the […]

Western Kenosha County Transit proposes eliminating two fixed routes

Western Kenosha County Transit officials are proposing eliminating two of its fixed bus routes and increasing the fare for door-to-door service for 2013. The fixed route that will remain will travel between Kenosha and Twin Lakes, with stops in between  To be cut are the routes that traveled between Paddock Lake and Antioch and Twin Lakes and Lake Geneva. The fare for […]

Transit hearing scheduled for Nov. 15

A public hearing on transportation services offered by Kenosha County will be held Thursday, Nov. 15 at 3 p.m. at the Community Library, 24615 89th St, Salem. The purpose of the hearing is to present funding levels and service changes for transportation services provided by the county in 2013. Service and fare changes for Western […]

Get your transit questions answered at the Kenosha County Fair

Note: Western Kenosha County Transit is a westofthei.com sponsor. — DH Do you have a question about how the Westrern Kenosha County Transit system works? Do you have suggestion for a change or addition to the service? On Wednesday at the Kenosha County Fair, you can take that idea or question to Michelle Dolnik,  Mobility Manager/Transportation Coordinator, […]

No fare increases planned for Western Transit in 2012

Western Kenosha County Transit will not see fare increases for 2012 and will again be able to get a prime 80/20 percent federal grant for funding next year. But as grant levels have not increased, there likely will be some scaling back of service for 2012. Those were the prime news items from a public […]

Hearing on Public Transit is Wednesday

A public hearing on Transportation Services in Kenosha County will be held Thursday starting at 3 p.m., at the Community Library, 24615 89th St., Salem. Members of the public are invited to share their opinions and ideas regarding public transportation as officials plan their budgets and operations for 2012. Note: Western Kenosha County Transit is a westofthei.com advertiser. — […]

Randall supervisor proposes charging bus rent

Randall town Supervisor Bob Gehring proposed at Thursday’s regular Town Board meeting that the town consider recouping some of the costs for storing two Western Kenosha County Transit buses in a town-owned building. “I’d still like to see a little money (from the transit system) toward storage, electricity … and we do pay insurance on the building,” Gerhing said. Timing is critical, […]

Meeting on county transit plan is Thursday in Twin Lakes

Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission will be hosting a meeting Thursday April 14 in Twin Lakes regarding the Kenosha County Transit Development Plan. The meeting will take place from  4:30-6:30 p.m. at Twin Lakes Village Hall, 108 E Main St.. It will be in an “open house” format, allowing you to attend at any time during the two-hour timeframe […]

Western Kenosha County Transit considering service changes

With a transition from pilot project status looming, Western Kenosha County Transit officials are looking for public feedback on potential schedule and service changes. To that end, transit officials hosted a meeting Thursday afternoon at the Salem Community Library to bounce a few ideas off the public. And while some of those changes, if enacted, probably are a ways […]

Western Kenosha County Transit to host planning meeting

Western Kenosha County Transit will be hosting a  planning meeting on Thursday, Sept. 2 at 1:30 p.m. at the Community Library, 24615 89th St, Salem. The goal of the meeting is to determine service priorities and suggestions for any route or schedule refinements that can be made to maximize the efficiency of Western Transit. If you can’t make the […]

Daily Quack: You can ride the bus to the fair

Love the Kenosha County Fair, but don’t like the hassle of parking and walking a long way to the entrance? You can ride the Western Kenosha County Transit to the fair thanks to special stops added to the service for the run of the fair. One-way fares on WKCT are $2. A schedule is available here. The […]

Western Kenosha County Transit likely facing funding changes

How Western Kenosha County Transit will be funded for the coming year is a little more vague than it has been in the previous three years of the service. In the past, the program has been funded through a federal grant program that provided 80 percent federal and state funding with a 20 percent match. That program was a […]

County transit hearings to take place Thursday

Kenosha County will hold public hearings tomorrow to review 2011 Operating Assistance for Western Kenosha County Transit, Care-A-Van, Volunteer Transportation and Mobility Management: Thursday, Aug. 12, at 10:30 a.m. at Community Library, 24615 89th St.,  Salem. Thursday, Aug. 12, at 4 p.m. at Kenosha Area Transit, 4303 39th Ave., Kenosha. Grant application drafts are available for public inspection prior […]

Transit hearings to take place next week

Kenosha County will hold public hearings next week to review 2011 Operating Assistance for Western Kenosha County Transit, Care-A-Van, Volunteer Transportation and Mobility Management: Thursday, Aug. 12, at 10:30 a.m. at Community Library, 24615 89th St.,  Salem. Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010 at 4 p.m. at Kenosha Area Transit, 4303 39th Ave., Kenosha. Grant application drafts are available for public […]

Western Kenosha County Transit launches new website

Western Kenosha County Transit recently launched a new website. At the site, you can find information about fares and schedules, links, what’s new with the service and more. You can also access the transit service’s new newsletter there as well.

Rep. Kerkman takes the bus for office hours

State Rep. Samantha Kerkman took her in-district office hours Tuesday on the road, riding a Western Kenosha County Transit bus. The idea to take her office hours mobile was suggested by transit officials. Kerkman was accompanied on the trip by Stephanie Phillips, transportation coordinator with the transit service, and Kerkman’s mother, Marge Starzyk (and me for about one hour of the two-hour trip). Only […]

Kerkman to use Western Kenosha County Transit for mobile office hours

State Rep. Samantha Kerkman (R-Randall) will hold mobile office hours throughout the 66th Assembly District on Tuesday, May 18 in a unique way. She will kick off her office hours tour at Aurora Medical in Twin Lakes at 9:30 a.m. From there, she will travel aboard the Western Kenosha County Transit bus to Paddock Lake, stopping at […]

Western Kenosha County Transit expands with routes aimed at commuters

Western Kenosha County Transit is adding new routes and increased local service starting Dec. 28. New routes aimed at commuters include early morning service from Twin Lakes to Kenosha and Antioch, Ill. with stops in Paddock Lake, Silver Lake and Salem. The morning commuter service will allow for riders to connect with Kenosha Area Transit […]

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