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April 13, 2012


Shuttle bus service ends at Fort McCoy

Shuttle bus service at Fort McCoy has ended.

Jane Schmidt, Fort McCoy Directorate of Logistics Transportation Division chief, said the shuttle buses had been used to transport military personnel to locations, such as the Rumpel Fitness Center, McCoy’s, the Exchange, the Commissary and the Community Activity Center.

“The decision was budget driven,” Schmidt said. “We don’t have the money to continue to do it and don’t expect to be able to offer the service for the foreseeable future.”

Units should consider bringing privately owned vehicles or identifying other transportation means to transport servicemembers back and forth between areas they need to travel to on unofficial business, Schmidt said.

Servicemembers also are encouraged to take advantage of facilities within walking distance of their billeting areas, such as the Shoppette (West Side Express), which is located in building 2662 and recently reopened.

Transportation from McCoy’s back to unit barracks after regular duty hours will be the responsibility of unit courtesy patrols.

The post taxi service for official business remains operational. Official business can include such things as going to meetings to arrange or coordinate training needs, obtaining an identification card, going to an approved organization to get supplies, or conducting official business with a post organization, etc.

The decision will not affect unit access to military vehicles for training purposes, Schmidt said. Units still can obtain military vehicles, as necessary and authorized for training purposes, from such organizations as the Equipment Concentration Site-67 (Army Reserve) and the Maneuver Area Training Equipment Site (National Guard) at Fort McCoy.

For more information about the Fort McCoy Shuttle Bus Policy, call 608-388-6549.

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