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Old 05-03-2009, 11:52 PM
Location: Duluth, MN
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I currently live in Oshkosh and I've noticed an extreme lack of options for one without a car. The same is true in Appleton and Green Bay. All three of these cities are pretty close to one another. An express bus from Green Bay to Oshkosh with a stop in Appleton doesn't seem too out of the question.

Is there anyone out there that might be interested in riding on a consolidated transit system for all three cities (and possibly including Manitowoc, Sheboygan, and Fond du Lac)?

Maybe running 4 or 5 in the morning to just past midnight. I could make it work without raising costs for any of the cities involved. I just want to see if there's even a demand for it. Let me know. Thanks.
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Old 05-04-2009, 11:43 AM
Location: appleton, wi
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Back in college we actually had a good discussion on this although we used rail as our example. Overall I don't find it very viable for commuting purposes. The biggest problem as I see it is that everything in these cities is very spread out; its not like you'd have a mass of people who could live say in downtown Oshkosh, walking distance to a major bus hub, and travel to downtown Appleton and walk a few blocks to work because, well, there's hardly any real jobs there. Most office buildings or plants are spread out by the mile all over the townships. So even if you could get to Appleton, you'd still have to somehow get to say the west side of Town of Menasha for work. And even if there was another bus going <i>there</i>, it would take so long to get there anyway it wouldn't be worth it for most people. It takes me a half hour to get to work from Appleton to Oshkosh as it is, I can't imagine waiting out bus rides and interchanges and walking long distances (especially in January, tripling my commute time, or worse, just to get to a job I hate, lol.

Cliffs Notes: demand and practicality in a place like this are seemingly low, which would basically make it a waste of money
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