Regular Bus Routes
Metro Ride operates 7 bus routes in the City of Wausau at 30 minute intervals and one route in the Rothschild/Schofield/Weston area at hourly intervals. Passengers can transfer between routes at the Metro Ride Transit Center, located at 555 Jefferson Street in downtown Wausau or at North Central Healh Care, located at 1100 Lakeview Drive. For further information, please refer to our Bus Route Map & Schedule or Timetables.
Express Bus Routes
Metro Ride provides express bus routes during the school year to alleviate crowding on regular routes. Most of these routes are designed to "express" passengers to their destination by eliminating the need to transfer downtown. All express routes are open to the general public. For further information, please refer to our Express Route Guide
Transferring Between Routes
When your trip requires the use of more than one route, you will need to ask the driver for a transfer. Free transfers are available on all routes. Just ask the driver for a transfer when you pay your fare. A transfer entitles you to transfer to any other route in order to get to your destination. Passengers can transfer between routes at the Metro Ride Transit Center
in downtown Wausau, at North Central Health Care
or where two routes intersect. A transfer must be used no later than one trip after it is issued. A transfer must be used to continue your trip on a different route. Transfers cannot be used for a return trip on the route on which the transfer was issued. A transfer is not a round-trip ticket.
- City of Wausau, City of Schofield, Village of Rothschild, Village of Weston.
Hours of Operation:
- Monday-Friday - 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
- Metro Ride does not provide service on Saturday, Sundays or on the following Holidays: New Years Day; Independence Day (July 4); Labor Day; Thanksgiving Day; Christmas Day.
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.