Kenosha’s transportation is movin’ and groovin’.
There are multi-person vans, handicap-accessible buses, Uber service, buses that venture into the county and a fleet of city buses.
Each of these were available for public inspection Saturday at the “Transit Moves Communities Forward” expo, co-sponsored by the city of Kenosha, Kenosha County and Congregations United to Serve Humanity.
Held in the Kenosha Area Transit Garage, 4303 39th Ave., the first such expo showcased six providers of various modes of transportation available in Kenosha County, including a local ambulance company.
CUSH volunteers gave each visitor a “passport” to check out the vendors, which were used for door prize drawings after the expo.
About 50 people took in the expo’s offerings, and while the turnout wasn’t huge, it was a start, said Lauren Zielsdorf, mobility manager and transportation coordinator for Kenosha Area Transit.
“The nice thing that happens is that community providers get a chance to network and have conversations,” she said.
Plenty to offer
“The expo went well for a first time,” said Rich Mich, CUSH transportation task force chairman. “The residents who came out got their questions answered about how to get around and what’s available.”
Zielsdorf said that increasing Kenosha’s public transportation offerings has been high on her agenda since she took on the role of mobility manager a year ago.
“I thought it would be nice to bring together as many providers as possible in a place where the public could see and touch the vehicles,” she said.
Also on hand were information tables hosted by the Kenosha Area Family and Aging Services Inc., the Kenosha Police Department, Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission and MTM, a national health care and medical transportation agency.
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