Onalaska/Holmen/West Salem Service

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Public transportation in Onalaska and Holmen is provided by Onalaska/Holmen/West Salem Public Transit (OHWSPT). The shared ride taxi service provides transportation to all citizens and meets Americans with Disabilities Act accessibility requirements. Service hours are 6:30 AM-7:00 PM, seven days a week. Service can be obtained by calling OHWSPT at (608) 784-0000.

Program Description

The Onalaska/Holmen/West Salem Public Transit Taxi Program is a demand response door-to-door transportation system. "Public Transit" means that you may travel with more than one passenger with different destinations and/or origins. The program is administered by the Onalaska City Council. The City determines the fares, days, hours of service, and all facets of how the program is operated. The City of Onalaska contracts with a private transit company to provide the service. In addition to fares, funding for the service comes from a combination of federal, state, and local dollars.

Transfers

Transfers Between Onalaska/Holmen/West Salem Transit and MTU:

  • Transfers are free, simply ask your driver for a transfer.

Bridgeview Plaza is considered off route and a transfer is available:

  • Transfer plus $1.25

Passengers may transfer between MTU to OHWSPT at

  • Valley View Mall (Door 4 bus stop), 6:30 AM - 7:00 PM.

Passengers may transfer at any bus stop along the MTU Route 9:

  • Monday - Friday, 7:00 AM - 10:15 AM & 1:30 PM - 6:15 PM

Passengers may transfer at Bridgeview Plaza but only as follows:

  • Monday - Friday, 10:15 AM - 1:15 PM
  • Weekends, 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • These are the days and hours that the MTU Route 9 bus is not in operation

Bridgeview Plaza pickup available. Standard rate plus $1.25

Note: You must make your own reservations for OHWSPT at these locations.

Fares

Rider
Fare
Adult $4.00
Student ( ages 3-18 ) $3.50
Senior ( 55 and older )* $3.50 ( Extra Rider with same pickup and drop off $2.50 )
Disabled* $3.50

*Reduced Fare for Seniors and Disabled $2.75 during the following times:

  • Monday - Friday from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Weekends and Holidays 7:00 AM - 2:00 PM.

(Holidays are New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day)

Coupon Books may be purchased for $10.00. Ask one of the drivers or call (608) 637-2599 or toll free 1-877-444-6543. Books are also available at Onalaska City Hall or West Salem Village Offices.