Bayfield County recently hosted a transportation summit. The day-long workshop assisted attendees to understand the value and importance of transportation, and provide insight as to how transportation services may be delivered differently in the future. The presentation slide-show may be viewed by following this link: Transportation Summit Slideshow
Door2Door Video (you will be redirected to YouTube to view)
BayCo Door2Door is a BART van service that provides public transportation from your door in Bayfield County to anywhere else in Bayfield County, or to the cities of Ashland and Hayward, and back. **Certain restrictions apply. The cost is distance-based -- see link to the fare table below. To schedule a ride or for more information, please call 715-682-9664.
There are programs to assist with fares for older adults and people with disabilities who may struggle to pay transportation fees. Waivers may be available to households on a low/fixed income or those who have exceptionally high expenses due to their unique circumstances. Older adult and disabled riders in Bayfield County are encouraged to contact the ADRC of the North at 1-866-663-3607 to discuss fare options.
**If public transit is available for the ride you are requesting, you may be directed to ride the bus as the FTA prohibits duplication of services.
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM. Call BART at 715-682-9664
Iron River to Ashland Route
Friday Transportation for Iron River and surrounding area to Ashland:
• Bus departs Iron River by 9:00 a.m. and in return departs Ashland by 2:00 p.m. Passengers will have the ability to travel throughout locations in Ashland to take care of personal needs.
• Space is limited and rides are reserved on a first come, first served basis, with priority given to the elderly and persons with disabilities. Round trip fares: $5.00 for seniors and persons with disabilities, $10.00 for adults, $7.00 for youth under 18
• To schedule a ride, please call the BART dispatch at 1-844-682-9664. Reservations must be made no later than 3:00 p.m. the Thursday before you would like to ride.
• This service is a collaboration between Bayfield County Department of Human Services, and Bay Area Rural Transit (BART).
Barnes/Drummond/Cable Area Route to Hayward
A small bus operated by Namekagon Transit provides weekly service on Tuesdays from the Barnes, Drummond and Cable communities to Hayward. Door Stop Service may be arranged along the established Door Stop route. There is a nominal fee charged for this service. For reservations or cancellations please call Namekagon Transit’s Dispatch Office at (715) 634-6633 option 1 or (866) 296-9599 option 1 Please remember to make reservations 24 hours in advance. Please call in any cancellations two hours prior to your scheduled reservation. Both reservations and cancellations must be made with an in-person dispatcher. Voice-mail messages can not be accepted. Dispatch Office hours: Monday through Friday 5:30 am to 8:00 pm Saturday and Sunday 5:30 am to 9:30 pm Main Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Washburn Area Blue Goose
The 'Blue Goose' is a demand public transportation service that provides rides within the Washburn area. This service can also provide transfers to and from the route 1 & 2 buses. To ride the 'Blue Goose, call the BART office at 715-682-9664. The 'Blue Goose' operates from 8:45 AM to 4:15 PM Monday-Friday.
The 'Blue Goose' offers service within the Washburn area and can provide transfers to the Route 1 & 2 buses. Below is the fare table:
Volume Passes are available for $18 with $20 of punches
click here for the Blue Goose schedule/brochure
No Blue Goose Service on these Holidays: January 1st (New Years Day), Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day
red cliff transit
Red Cliff Area Transit Service is a public transportation service offering rides to anyone needing transportation within the Bayfield and Red Cliff area. This service can also provide transfers to and from route 1 & 2 services. Contact the BART dispatcher to schedule a ride or for more information at 715-682-9664. Red Cliff Transit operates: Monday-Friday 6:30 AM to 8:00 PM & Saturday 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
Fares: Adult $1, Elderly/disabled $1, Youth $1. An additional fare is required to travel to other Bay Area communities on the BART bus. Ask for a bus schedule from your driver.
No Red Cliff Transit Service on these Holidays: New Years Day, Martin Luther King Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Treaty Day, Indigenous Peoples' Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day
transportation assistance program (tap)
TAP is coordinated by the Aging & Disability Services Unit. The program is funded by co-payments from riders, the WI Department of Transportation Specialized Transportation Assistance Program, and county levy. The Bayfield County Travel Assistance Program (TAP) provides non-emergency, door-to-door transportation service to residents of Bayfield County who are age 60 and older and to individuals with cognitive or physical disabilities. This service is available for individuals who have no other means of transportation. By using vetted volunteer drivers, riders are provided with door-to-door transportation. All trips are provided using the volunteer’s personal vehicle. When possible, an attempt will be made to coordinate transportation requests with other existing public transportation resources.
Riders must register for the program. Call 715-373-3397 and request a Rider Information Form. Forms can be completed by phone, in-person, or by mail. Once registered and approved for the program, riders may begin to request transportation.