Year-round, free bus route connects Titletown, downtown
By Heather Graves
GREEN BAY – The Green Bay Packers, the City of Green Bay and Green Bay Metro Transit have teamed up to connect two staples of Green Bay – Titletown and downtown.
“This is an exciting day for the City of Green Bay,” said Mayor Eric Genrich on Thursday, July 18. “This is really essential for the future of the region, making sure as a city that we are best connected with our anchors in the community – and obviously the Green Bay Packers has been a huge anchor for many years and will continue to be throughout the future.”
Green Bay Metro began partnering with the Green Bay Packers back in 2011 for the Gameday routes, which have deemed successful.
In 2015 the G-Line service was established to provide transportation from downtown Green Bay to the Titletown District for training camp.
The desire to extend that service year-round launched the redesigned Gold and Green lines – which will now offer free bus service from downtown to Titletown all day.
“There are great things happening downtown, great things going on (at Titletown), for all of us in the region, strengthening that connection makes all kinds of sense,” said Mark Murphy, president/CEO of the Green Bay Packers. “Where else can you get free service year-round? And it’s the Green and Gold lines, I don’t think that was by accident.”
“I believe the best outcomes are always the result of great partnerships and teamwork,” said Patty Kiewiz, director of Green Bay Metro. “And I think this is just another proof of that.”
Service began Thursday, July 25. Weekday routes will run between 5:15 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. Routes on Saturdays run from 7:15 a.m. to 6:45 p.m. Buses run every 30 minutes with stops that serve Lambeau Field at Lombardi Avenue and Titletown on Ridge Road.
These routes are in addition to the Gameday Routes, which will continue to provide service to Titletown and Lambeau Field for all Green Bay Packers home games.
Titletown all set for training camp
Training camp is officially underway and Titletown is ready.
After a great response last year, Murphy said the Packers Experience will be back this year as part of the Packers 100 Seasons celebration.
Fans can check it out Thursday, July 25, through Saturday, July 27.
Family night is coming up Friday, Aug. 2 – complete with a full team practice and fireworks.
And for the first time since 2005, the Packers will hold joint practices with the Houston Texans on Aug. 5 and 6, prior to their preseason opener on Thursday, Aug. 8.
“I know all of Wisconsin is excited to see J.J. Watt come back,” Murphy said.
And when in Titletown – do as those in Titletown do. Murphy said the Texans will take part in one of the Green Bay Packers’ time honored traditions – riding bikes to and from training camp.
“We’ll need all our kids on bikes to come out – we’ll have players from both teams riding,” Murphy said.