Lamers Bus Lines expanded its service routes in Wisconsin in July.
Lamers is providing daily intercity bus service between Green Bay and Madison, Wausau and Madison, and Dubuque and Madison. These routes restore daily bus service to several Wisconsin communities that have been without it for several years.
Each route will connect with the others using a hub in Madison, allowing for connections between all communities served by all three routes.
The southbound Lamers bus schedule departs Waupaca at 9:55 a.m. daily, 365 days a year, and arrives at the Amtrak-Bus Depot in Milwaukee at 1:15 p.m., continuing to the Milwaukee Airport at 1:45 p.m. It departs the airport at 2:30 p.m. northbound, leaves the Amtrak-Bus Depot at 3 p.m. daily, and gets back to Waupaca at 6:25 p.m.
The major change for Waupaca riders is the earlier departure from the Milwaukee area. Since June 28, 2010, the old schedule departed Milwaukee Airport at 4:50 p.m., the central depot at 5:40 p.m., and arrived back in Waupaca at 8:50 p.m.
An additional stop has been added, both directions, at the Univeristy of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Gruenhagen Conference Center.
For those interested in using the bus to go to Appleton, the bus leaving Waupaca at 9:55 a.m. arrives at the Valley Transit Center, right downtown, at 10:45 a.m. The return bus leaves Appleton at 5:35 p.m. and arrives in Waupaca at 6:25 p.m. daily.
The local stop remains the Mobil Travel Center, 1222 West Fulton St., where they sell tickets and have more information at 715-258-7676.
In the near future, Lamers will offer additional service between Madison and Milwaukee, allowing for connecting travel to points across the United States via Greyhound and other carriers.
Communities that Lamers serves include Green Bay, Appleton, Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, Waupun, Beaver Dam, Columbus, Wausau, Mosinee, Stevens Point, Westfield, Portage, Platteville, Dodgeville, Mount Horeb, Veron, and Madison.
Each community served by Lamers’ routes will have at least one bus station with ticket sales capabilities, and communities with a University of Wisconsin campus will feature a campus bus stop location. More information will be available soon at www.GOLAMERS.com.
The new routes will be operated with assistance from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Intercity Bus Assistance Program.