Milwaukee and Racine Counties are proposing bus routes to and from the Foxconn site. The two suggested routes from downtown Milwaukee and Racine would provide rides to around 1,300 shift workers per day.
The thought of up to 13,000 jobs at the Foxconn manufacturing plant in Racine County has residents across southeastern Wisconsin eyeing a new opportunity.
"Obviously I’d love to have it be a Milwaukee County Transit bus," Lipscomb said. "There’s other options potentially because of the use of a Coach bus that would be a little more smoother ride and can accommodate more passengers."
While Murph says he hasn’t put much thought into applying at Foxconn, he believes having a guaranteed ride there will be enough of an incentive to get Milwaukeeans on board.
"I think it’s a pretty good idea because a lot of people take mass transit and they need employment," he said.
Lipscomb says the ride fare would cost $4 each way. He will be proposing the plan to Milwaukee County transit leaders on Wednesday.