The City of Sheboygan and the Sheboygan Area School District are proud to announce a partnership recently established that allows students to ride Shoreline Metro at no-charge starting Monday, July 2, 2018.
The agreement is the latest partnership established by Shoreline Metro to promote public transit usage in the community. Shoreline Metro has seen a surge in ridership since 2010 with ridership increasing 20.2%.
“Public transit is such a valuable service and resource for Sheboygan and the surrounding communities. To be able to not only provide individuals with affordable and accessible transportation to work and appointments, but also provide transportation for students at no-cost to families is great for the community and encourages usership and independence,” according to the Director of Transit & Parking, Derek Muench. “This partnership will benefit everyone… the school district, families, the library, schools, and students. It’s truly a win-win.”
Under the agreement for transit services, students can ride Shoreline Metro on all service days and routes during anytime of the day at no cost. Students will be expected to show a valid school or district ID card upon boarding. For the summer, students and children will be permitted to ride free without an ID card.
“There are many students that are not yellow school bus eligible, but still have a pretty far walk to school, especially during those cold winter days,” says Assistant Superintendent Mark Boehlke. “This will give parents another option for getting students to school.”
Muench agrees, “Transportation is a critical part of our everyday lives as well as a healthy economy. By giving students an option especially early on, it helps develop independence while giving families options. The younger generation isn’t as reliant on cars so public transit is vital to their success.”
For more information on student fares, routes, trip planning and service information, please visit www.shorelinemetro.com.