FDL Area Transit Ridership Up

Over a five year period Fond du Lac Area Transit saw the largest percentage increase in ridership of the 17 Wisconsin Public Transporations Systems. It was almost a 10 percent increase from 2011 to 2015. Transit Manager Lynn Gilles says there were a couple factors in that increase in ridership. Amenities like adding bike racks, WiFi, and a Transit Ride app contributed to ridership and so did aging demographics. According to a report from the Legislative Fiscal Bureau, Fond du Lac Area Transit had nearly 188,000 passenger trips in 2011 and increased that to over 206,000 trips in 2015.