Ridership continues to rise on the County of Door’s public-transit services, including Door County Connect (DCC) and Door 2 Door Rides.
During pre-COVID 2019, these services provided more than 47,720 rides. Since then, ridership has remained just under 40,000 rides until last year, when 42,130-plus rides were provided.
“Rides continue to increase each month,” said Pam Busch, the county’s transportation manager.
Busch said that on average, there were more than 3,500 rides provided per month in 2022, and already in 2023, average trips per month have increased to almost 3,900.
“We are projecting to provide well over 46,000 trips in 2023,” Busch said.
Public-transit services can be used for any purpose, but employment rides have increased and were the largest rider category in 2022.
“We have also seen an increase in younger people using the services,” Busch said.
DCC is available Monday-Thursday, 7:45 am – 4:15 pm; and Friday, 7:45 am – 1:15 pm. DCC operates primarily in the City of Sturgeon Bay and up to 10 miles from the Aging and Disability Resource Center. The cost per ride is $2 in the city and $5 in the extended area. Call 920.746.6944 to schedule a ride.