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Whether you’re gearing up to ride Valley Transit for the first time or you just need a refresh of your rider resources, we’ve created a helpful tool to understand the basics of using Valley Transit – the ABCs of VT.


Appleton | Valley Transit’s history is rooted in Appleton, where it originated with the streetcar system, which operated from 1886 to 1930. Today, Valley Transit provides fixed-route service, paratransit and demand response services to a wide range of customers.

Bring your bike | When you use the bike racks on our buses you can enjoy even more of the Fox Cities!

Connector | The VT Connector service supplements Valley Transit’s bus service by providing trips for riders who live or work outside of Valley Transit’s regular bus route locations or when transportation is needed before or after normal bus operating hours.

Drivers | Our drivers are committed to helping people get where they need to go. They are customer-focused and work hard to make sure they’re positively impacting our Fox Cities community. If becoming a driver sounds like a job you’d enjoy, click here and join our team!

Equity | Valley Transit is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values diversity and understanding every day. We believe that everyone has the right to a safe, reliable, environmentally sustainable and affordable public transit system that is accessible to all.

Fares | Valley Transit offers several fare options! Special fare discounts are available for seniors, individuals with disabilities, youth and service-connected veterans.

Gas | Do you how much you can save on gas by riding public transportation? Use this calculator to find out.

Hours | Our bus route service hours are Monday – Friday from 6:15 a.m. – 10:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8:15 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Individual Route Maps | Review each bus route using the Individual Route Maps on our website. Routes with a detour will include a construction cone icon that links to a map showing the detour.

Just for fun | Riding the bus lets you explore your community from a different view! Take the stress away from driving and choose a fun way to travel by riding Valley Transit.

Keep Connected | You can find real-time updates on social media. Like and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. This is where you will get the most important information so you can get where you need to go.

Locally operated | Valley Transit provides transportation for the Fox Cities and is operated out of the Fox Cities as well. That means the people behind Valley Transit are members of the community, just like you!

Maps | Riders can use the transit feature on mobile apps such as Google Maps or Apple Maps to plan their trip with Valley Transit! The apps include bus stop locations, estimated travel times and traffic conditions.

News & Blog | Check out the Valley Transit news & blog page on our website to stay up to date on all things Valley Transit!

Outlets (for tickets) | Riders can purchase tickets at the Appleton Transit Center, on the bus, by mail or at one of our various ticket outlets.

Power up | You can power up your mobile devices while you ride by using the charging ports in between the seats on most Valley Transit buses.

Quantum Securement System | Valley Transit buses are equipped with a Quantum securement system. This system provides more independence to mobility passengers by allowing the rider to secure their own wheelchair.

Reduced Fare Certification | Valley Transit provides a reduced fare ID card to qualifying seniors and individuals with disabilities. With this ID, riders qualify for discounted fare and pass options.

Students | Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton Area School District and Lawrence University students ride FREE with a valid student ID.

Travel Training | Valley Transit provides free travel training and other resources to anyone that would like to learn how to use the bus.

Up-to-date Information | You can call 920-832-5800 during business hours to speak to a Valley Transit representative.

VT II | VT II service is strictly limited to eligible people with disabilities, who are unable to use the fixed route bus system for some or all trips within the service area. This service is provided under the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Website | Our website has everything you need to get started riding Valley Transit, including our bus schedules.

eXtra Time | Being a passenger gives you extra time to read, write, watch TV shows and more instead of driving!

YouTube | For videos on how to ride Valley Transit, use the bike racks and other resources, subscribe to Valley Transit’s YouTube channel.

Zero reasons not to ride | We can’t think of a reason to miss out on riding public transportation! We’ll see you on the bus!