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Valley Transit provides safe and reliable public transportation to the many communities that comprise the Fox Cities.

Whether you're in Appleton, Buchanan, Grand Chute, Harrison, Kaukauna, Kimberly, Little Chute, City of Menasha, Town of Menasha, or Neenah, you can use Valley Transit to get where you need to go. 

Our service area covers 117 square miles and serves of a population of 216,154. 


2nd Streetcar 1886


Public transportation in the Fox Cities originated with the streetcar system, which operated from 1886 to 1930.

 Did you know? Appleton had the first electric railway system in the United States. 

 Check out this video showing the streetcar route and description

 Here's a video describing the last trolley ride (April 6, 1930)


Appleton Transport Company Bus


 In 1930, the streetcars were replaced by buses  operated by a company called Appleton Transportation Company which later became Fox River Bus Lines. 



Bus 47 - blue and silver at Whitman Garage


 Toward the end of the 1960's, the city of Appleton  began to subsidize  the company, until it bought and took over operations on January 1, 1978. 




Today, Valley Transit provides fixed-route service, paratransit and demand response services to a wide range of customers.