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About Valley Transit

Valley Transit provides safe and reliable public transportation to the many communities that comprise the Fox Cities. Our service area covers 117 square miles and serves of a population of 216,154.

Whether you’re in Appleton, Buchanan, Grand Chute, Kaukauna, Kimberly, Little Chute, City of Menasha, Fox Crossing, or Neenah, you can use Valley Transit to get where you need to go.


Getting all people where they want to go, when they want to go.


Valley Transit provides customer focused transportation, connecting our communities to enhance quality of life.

Below are links to Valley Transit’s annual fact sheet and strategic plan.

Transit Development Plan

Valley Transit undertakes a short-term planning process approximately every 5 years to reevalute goals and programs to ultimately improve services. This process results in a Transit Development Plan, which is used to guide decision-making. Below is a link to the current plan.

Valley Transit Staff

Ron McDonald, General Manger

Amy Erickson, Assistant General Manager

Deb Ebben, Administrative Services Manager

Sarah Schneider, Mobility Manager

Stephanie Gifford, Travel Training Specialist

Vacant, Maintenance Supervisor

David Vickman, Project & Planning Manager

Laura VanHooreweghe, Paratransit Coordinator/Operations Supervisor

Justin Dreger, Operations Supervisor

Justin Madero, Operations Supervisor


Fox Cities Transit Commission

The Fox Cities Transit Commission (FCTC) provides overall supervision of the operation and maintenance of the transit system. FCTC is made up of members from the City of Appleton – two citizen members and two aldermanic members, with additional members to be made up of representatives of municipalities and counties that provide local funding for Valley Transit.

FCTC reports to the Appleton Common Council and is part of the City of Appleton’s organizational structure.

The Fox Cities Transit Commission meets on the SECOND and FOURTH TUESDAY each month at 3:00 p.m. at Appleton City Hall in Committee Room 6A. Meetings are sometimes canceled due to lack of agenda items. Visit the City of Appleton’s calendar page for the latest meeting information. https://www.appleton.org/online-services/calendar-month-view

FCTC Members and Terms

Mike Patza Commissioner Town of Grand Chute 2021 2024
George Dearborn Chair/Commissioner Village of Fox Crossing 2023 2026
Brad Firkus Alderperson Appleton 2023 2024
Larry Wurdinger Commissioner Village of Kimberly 2022 2025
Vaya Jones Alderperson Appleton 2023 2024
Richard Detienne Commissioner Appleton 2022 2025
Carol Kasimor Commissioner Neenah 2021 2024
Vacant Commissioner Neenah
Greg VandeHey Commissioner Kaukauna 2021 2024
Claire Holzschuh Commissioner City of Menasha 2023 2026
Michael Brown Commissioner Town of Buchanan 2023 2026
Dianne Dexter Commissioner Appleton 2021 2024
Ronald Torrance Commissioner Town of Grand Chute 2020 2023

Job Opportunities

Valley Transit is a great place to work. Current job opportunities at Valley Transit are listed on the City of Appleton’s website: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/appletonwi

The City of Appleton is an equal opportunity employer.