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