MEQUON, Wis. — Go Riteway Transportation Group held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new Mequon-Thiensville school bus operations terminal on Tuesday.
The new facility is located at 6925 W. Donges Bay Rd. in Mequon, about 15 miles north of Milwaukee. Go Riteway selected MSI General Corp. to design and construct the 3,300-square-foot facility and bus parking lot. Construction started in April.
The new terminal will provide more functional office space and a larger parking area for the school buses, according to Go Riteway.
The terminal will also be equipped with a propane fueling station. The station has two 1,990-gallon vertical tanks with a FuelMaster auto attendant, so fuel will be available to vehicles 24 hours a day. The system will be tied together with Go Riteway’s Oak Creek and Milwaukee fueling stations, which are gas and diesel sites.
“Our propane program is a big part of our belief in being environmentally friendly,” said R.J. Bast, who is responsible for Go Riteway’s commercial services division. “We made an investment in 21 propane vans and a refueling station, and it was expanded after we found the technology to be sustainable and beneficial for the environment.”
The company, which is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2017, has more than 1,350 employees and 1,090 vehicles, operating out of 18 Wisconsin locations.
Go Riteway services 27 school districts, including the newly awarded Elmbrook School District. The company’s commercial services division operates 38 airport shuttles, 31 motorcoaches, 30 executive sedans, and 21 mini coaches.
“Our strong growth is because of key people who have been with us a long time,” Bast said. “We create a good environment for people to work in that’s friendly and positive. And employee safety programs are paramount.”
Go Riteway also recently broke ground on a new terminal in La Crosse, Wisconsin. The building is 9,500 square feet, and the site is expected to hold about 75 buses. Completion is expected by the end of April.