Photos courtesy Maritime Metro Transit
By Suzanne Weiss/Director of Public Relations
MANITOWOC, Wis. — Silver Lake College will be a stop on the Maritime Metro Transit route as of Jan. 3.
“This will give students, especially residential students who often don’t have cars, access to the city of Manitowoc from campus,” said Rachel Fischer, assistant dean for student development. “The buses will allow our students to more easily travel to and from their off-campus internships and volunteer positions, as well as recreational activities. It also will give them a greater opportunity to patronize Manitowoc businesses.”
The college is providing an annual contribution to the transit system allowing students to ride at no charge.
“On behalf of Silver Lake College, I want to express our gratitude to Mayor Nickels, his staff and the city of Manitowoc for the expansion of the new western bus route that will serve our students and employees. This bus route is yet another example of the important collaboration between Silver Lake College and the broader Manitowoc community,” said Dr. Chris E. Domes, president of Silver Lake College.
The bus stop will be located in front of the residential hall and riders can transfer at the Walmart bus stop.
“It’s a great opportunity to showcase our community to young students who aren’t from the area,” said Manitowoc Mayor Justin Nickels.
“We are very excited to reach out to the west end of the city, facilitating employment opportunities in our industrial park and the educational opportunities at Silver Lake College,” said Jim Muenzenmeyer, Maritime Metro transit manager. “We will be reaching new areas of Two Rivers as well, including Neshotah Beach.”