La Crosse Municipal Transit Utility

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Areas Served La Crosse, French Island, and Onalaska, WI and La Crescent, MN
Fleet Size 21
Number Of Routes 10
2009 Ridership 1,076,352

La Crosse MTU is the fixed route public transportation system for the La Crosse, Wisconsin area.

Operations

La Crosse MTU is the public transit provider for the communities of La Crosse, French Island and Onalaska, Wisconsin and La Crescent, Minnesota. Service is provided throughout these areas via 8 fixed-routes and 2 flex-routes using a fleet of 21 buses. Contracted paratransit service (provided by First Transit) is also provided for persons with disabilities and/or limited mobility which prevents them from using the fixed route system.

Routes

La Crosse MTU operates the following routes:

# Route Name Notes
1 South Ave.
2 Green Bay
4 Losey Boulevard
5 Valley View Mall
6 North Side
7 French Island Mon-Fri only
8 Crossing Meadows Mon-Fri only
9 Onalaska Mon-Fri only
10 La Crescent
  • Mon-Fri only.
  • Provides service to La Crescent, MN.
  • Branded as Apple Express.

For current schedule information click here.

Fares

La Crosse MTU offers a variety of fare options:

Fare Class Cash Fare Tokens/Tickets Monthly Pass Semester Pass (Max Pass)
Regular $1.50 10/$14.50 $35.00
Youth $1.25 10/$12.00 $23.00 $45.00
Senior(65+)/Disabled $0.75 $25.00
  • U of WI La Crosse, WWTC, and Viterbo students ride free with their student ID card.
  • Youth summer freedom passes are available for $30.00.
  • Children under 3 ride free when accompanied by an adult.

For current fare information click here for the La Crosse MTU fares page.

Facilities

Garage/Office

  • Address: 2000 Marco Dr., La Crosse, WI 54601
  • Fax: 608-789-7374
  • Phone: 608-789-7350

All-Time Roster

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Passenger Seats Notes
58 1999 Dupont Trolley 28
101 La Crosse Municipal Transit Utility 101-a.jpg 2000 Blue Bird CSFE 2409 Cummins ISB Allison 2000 20 Leased
102 2010 IC Bus/Champion 3200 Hybrid/Defender
1001-1003 1999 Gillig Phantom 35'
(C18B102N4)
Cummins ISC Allison B400R 36
  • All 3 units retired in 2015 and were put up for auction on 11/16/2015.
  • 1002 became a parts bus.
1101-1104 La Crosse Municipal Transit Utility 1103-a.jpg 2001 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G18B102N4)
Cummins ISC 32 1102 and 1103 were retired an put up for auction in November 2019.
1105-1111 2002 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G18B102N4)
Cummins ISC 32
1201-1205 La Crosse Municipal Transit Utility 1205-a.jpg 2007 Gillig Low Floor 35'
(G29B102N4)
Cummins ISL 32
1301-1302 2012 Gillig Low Floor 35' HEV
(G30B102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7
1303 2013 Gillig Low Floor 35' HEV
(G30B102N4)
Cummins ISB6.7

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