Service Standards

  1. 1. Land Uses
  2. 2. Transit Service

1. Land Uses Served By Transit System

Bus routes are considered to serve given land uses when the bus provides access to within one-quarter mile of the land use to be served unless otherwise specifically defined. As it may be economically or geographically impossible to uniformly serve the entire urbanized area, in planning for the transit system, consideration shall be given to serving the following land uses:

A. Medium & High Density Residential Areas

A major residential area is defined as having at least a density of 1,000 people per half square mile (equals 320 acres) or 3.1 persons per acre

B. Low Income Residential Areas

This includes all low income residential areas as defined by the U.S. Census Bureau.

C. Major Commercial Areas

A major commercial center is defined as an existing commercial facility having more than 30,000 square feet of floor space. Transit service should be provided within one-quarter mile of the entrance.

D. Regional Shopping Centers

Transit service to regional shopping centers should be provided to the front door entrance or nearest adjacent street to the entrance. A regional shopping center is defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as having a minimum of 25 stores with a general merchandise store having at least 100,000 square feet of total floor space.

E. Major Employment Centers

A major employment center is defined as an establishment providing employment for over 50 persons. Transit service to establishments employing more than 500 persons should be provided to the street nearest the main entrance.

F. Educational Facilities

The category of educational facilities includes universities, colleges, vocational, junior high and senior public and private high schools.

G. Health Centers

Hospitals, and clinics, rehabilitation and mental health centers, and nursing homes are to be considered health centers.

H. Elderly & Disabled Housing & Activity Centers

Elderly nutrition sites and recreation centers, low income elderly housing apartments and disabled housing units are included under this category.

I. Special User Facilities

Included are sports complexes, civic centers, main libraries, museums, government offices, major recreation areas, inter-city transportation facilities.

J. Acquisitions & Displacements

Green Bay Metro had no projects that have required land acquisition and the displacement of persons from their residence and businesses.