Stevens Point city buses on schedule despite heavy snow

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STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAW) -- The heavy snow is making travel difficult for drivers, but it’s business as usual for Stevens Point city buses.

"People depend on us and what we do so we do our best to deliver our services to them as they expect them to be delivered,” said Transportation Superintendent Susan Lemke.

They operate all hours of the day delivering food to people that our homebound, getting people to work on time and even offering a safe ride home up until 3 a.m.

“Many times it is a life or death situation we transport many individuals who require dialysis and that is not something people can live without because the weather is bad,” Lemke said.

She said they hire professional drivers that take care in what they do and their commitment to the job is what makes that happen.

Lemke said they came close to canceling routes only once…

"It was extremely icy and we decided to postpone our start up by just a couple of hours but low and behold all our drivers arrived on time and that said a lot,” she said.

In 2018, city buses gave over 260,000 rides and the weather didn’t stop them.

“We have a real team here. Supervisors will go out and drive. We will find a way to make it work to make sure the buses are getting through whatever trials were facing."

All routes, except some rural routes are on for Thursday night, including the late night buses for students.