Sturgeon Bay, Wis. (January 5, 2021) – Door-Tran received a $2,500 grant to support the Peninsula Transportation Coalition’s investigation of an extension of existing countywide public transportation systems.
The grant from the Door County Community Foundation is the latest step in the organization’s efforts and a recognition of the importance of the mission. Since early 2019 a group of local residents and business owners have been studying options for a bus system that would work simultaneously with existing transportation options such as Door -Tran and the County’s Door2Door Rides and ADRC services. Transit specialist Sophie Parr of Civic 4, a community planning organization, interviewed key stakeholders to determine service goals for local residents and visitors. Parr then worked with the coalition to create routes, schedules and logistics for service implementation in Northern Door communities.
The grant is made possible in part through a partnership with Door -Tran to collaborate on potential funding and assessment of transportation needs.
The Peninsula Transportation Coalition includes Myles Dannhausen Jr., Mike Holmes, Kathy Wagner, Nikki Voight, Pam Busch, Louise Howson, Dave Eliot, Miluzka McCarthy, Steve Grutzmacher, and Sophie Parr. For more information about the coalition please email Louise Howson at firstname.lastname@example.org.