East Dakota Transit
Local Transportation Service. The dispatcher hours are Monday-Friday: 7:30 am - 11:30 am. The bus is equipped with wheelchair lifts. Chairs must fit on the lift and have a maximum weight of 600 pounds. Service area: Lake County for medical reasons; Three Mile Radius around Madison city limits. Rider Policy: 1. Riders should be ready and waiting within a 15 minute ''window'' before and after their scheduled pick-up time. 2. Payment of the fee or donation is required for each one way ride, unless prior arrangements have been made. Riders must have correct change - drivers do not carry change. 3. Drivers will assist those in need if necessary. 4. No eating, drinking, or smoking on the bus. 5. EDT requests one day's notice for rides. 6. EDT reserves the right to refuse transportation.
Cost is $2.00 per ride or $40.00 for a bus ticket good for 20 rides. If 60 or older, your donation is appreciated. The bus will transport riders to medical appointments, the beauty shop, the Community Center, the grocery store, schools, shopping, social events, day care, employment, and restaurants.
On June 26, 1998, East Dakota Transit, Inc. (EDT) was organized for the purpose of continuing to serve the needs of ECCO, Community Counseling, and Inter-lakes Community Action. The ridership has grown to include the general public, children going to school, and children going to daycare providers. The transportation program today is managed by Inter-lakes Community Action Partnership.