Organizations like Door-Tran are hoping the Door County Board has second thoughts about potentially eliminating its popular public transit program. Beginning in 2020, taxpayer costs for the Door 2 Door Rides are expected to reach $170,000 per year to keep the program going, with projections reaching $220,000 within five years. Approximately 40,000 Trips are given by Door 2 Door Rides every year so residents can get around the county. Door-Tran Mobility Manager Pam Busch does not know how her organization could keep up with the demand, especially in the disabled community.
Busch says for every dollar invested in transportation, it creates an additional four dollars in economic activity. A presentation on the financial straits of Door 2 Door Rides will take place during the full Door County Board meeting in Sturgeon Bay on March 26th beginning at 10 a.m.