The Maintenance Department prepares for the snow by having an annual vehicle chaining class and completing an inventory. When notified by the Communications Center, the maintenance field vehicles are stocked with bus chains for installation in the field as dictated by specific location conditions. Vehicles are chained in order to continue service and get riders safely to their destination and return the bus to base. However, chaining buses is avoided where possible.
Many inbound routes originate in higher-elevation, rural communities where there is usually more snow. Chains are essential for safe travel in the rural areas.
Manager’s Forum goes to the front lines of the transit industry to get feedback on different topics relevant to passenger transportation — and we want to hear from you! If you have an idea for discussion or would like to voice your opinion, please contact Leah Harnack at (920) 563-6388 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.