Bus Buddies

Bus Buddy Program

Bus Buddies Kick Off

Learning to ride the bus is fun and easy with the help of a volunteer Bus Buddy! Travel on the bus increases socialization, independence and the freedom to travel on your own time.

What is a Bus Buddy?

A Bus Buddy is an experienced bus rider of Waukesha Metro Transit who volunteers their time to familiarize and make individuals more comfortable with riding the bus.

What can I learn from a Bus Buddy?

A Bus Buddy will teach you how to:

  • Practice safety on the bus
  • Read bus schedules
  • Plan your trip and ride the bus
  • Pay fares and purchase a bus pass
  • Ride the bus with confidence

Who can request a Bus Buddy?

Anyone interested in riding the bus can request complimentary training from a Bus Buddy.

How can I become involved?

If you are ready to experience the independence riding the bus has to offer or you would like to help others learn to ride the bus as a Bus Buddy volunteer, contact:

Sarah Harvey, Mobility Manager (262) 522-2408 | Sarahh@eraswaukesha.org


Waukesha County Transportation Affinity Group

The Waukesha County Transportation Affinity Group (TAG) is a8-10-2016-1-compressed multi-sector partnership of business, social sector, government, healthcare, transportation providers, and the metropolitan planning organization. TAG uses a Collective Impact approach to address complex transportation needs of customers of the health and human services sector.

Pictured to the left is the August 10, 2016 meeting of TAG.  Participants engaged in work to establish a One Call-One Click program to address transportation needs for the growing senior population.  For more information on One-Call One-Click programs around the country, please click here.