Maritime Metro Transit is the premiere public transportation option in Manitowoc and Two Rivers. Maritime Metro Transit operates six fixed routes throughout the two cities and offers citizens an inexpensive transportation option to work, school, and everywhere in between. Maritime Metro Transit's long history of being a socio-economical resource to the Lakeshore Area has contributed to the success and well being of the citizens, businesses, and visitors of the area.
Maritime Metro is a publicly owned and operated fixed route transit system serving the cities of Manitowoc and Two Rivers. The City of Manitowoc took over the management operations of the privately owned Manitowoc Motor Coach Company in January 1978. From 1978 through 1999, Maritime Metro was called the Manitowoc Transit System.
In 1992, Maritime Metro initiated paratransit services under the Americans with Disabilities Act. This is a curb-to-curb service that provides transportation to the disabled population in the community that is unable to ride the fixed route service. Maritime Metro currently contracts these services to a local provider.
In 1998, a former bank drive-thru was remodeled and became Maritime Metro Transit's first Intermodal Transfer Center. Eventually, the needs of the transit system outgrew the facility, so the old facility was demolished and a new center was built on the same location. On October 24, 2012, a ribbon cutting event was held at the newly constructed Transfer Center at 915 S 11th St.
Maritime Metro Transit is a division of the Department of Public Infrastructure. The Transit Manager reports to the Director of Public Works / City Engineer involving all City related matters and to the Public Infrastructure Committee of the City of Manitowoc, which is the assigned standing committee for transit policy. Ultimately, the final decision on transit matters rests with the Mayor and Manitowoc City Council. The transit system currently staffs 17 bus drivers (11 full-time and 6 part-time), as well as one full-time route supervisor and two part-time clerks. The transit system is directly overseen by the Transit Manager. The transit system also has two full-time mechanics that are overseen by the Fleet Manager, whose time is pro-rated between Maritime Metro Transit and the Department of Public Infrastructure.
The City of Manitowoc operates its Transit programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with the City of Manitowoc.
For more information on the City of Manitowoc’s civil rights program, and the procedures to file a complaint, contact (920) 686-3560, email or visit our administrative office at 915 South 11th Street, Manitowoc WI 54220.
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