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County Board Chair Wants Free Bus Ride Program To Start Next Month

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The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors is expected next week to consider final approval of a program that would provide free bus rides to an estimated 30,000 disabled and senior riders a year on Milwaukee County Transit.

If it’s approved, the GO Pass program would go into effect at the beginning of April. The County’s Transportation director, however, has recommended a three-month delay in implementing the program to allow for broader distribution of passes.

Chairwoman of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors, Marina Dimitrijevic spoke with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich about the program.

"The more people and the more riders that we have in our transit system means more advocates for transit, more people that rely on these services. And I think it will have an overall positive effect," she said.