Southridge Mall May Prohibit Milwaukee County Buses

ImageShoppers and employees who ride the bus will have to use bus stops off of Southridge Mall’s property if the malls owner gets its way.

According to The Business Journal, Simon Property Group Inc. may prohibit Milwaukee County Transit System bus service on the mall’s property in the near future.

In a memo addressed to the county transportation, public works and transit committee, the Indianapolis-based owner of the Greendale mall raised concerns about the service, including noise and frequency of service.

“Concerns raised by the Simon Property Group have included removal of bus service on the mall property before and after mall hours, financial assistance for continued operation along ring roads during mall hours, signing a hold-harmless agreement for continued operation, addressing noise concerns from nearby residents and overall consolidation of bus service during mall hours,” the memo said.

Currently, there are four bus routes at the mall, serving about 1,200 riders a day, and a freeway flyer service from southwestern Milwaukee County to downtown serving about 310 riders per day.

There is no specific date on when the buses would have to start operating off-property. The county transportation, public works and transit committee will address the memo in an upcoming meeting.

Simon Property Group Inc. currently owns or has an interest in 383 properties in North America, Europe and Asia.

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2 responses to “Southridge Mall May Prohibit Milwaukee County Buses

  1. When the mall gives flimsy reasons in the face of offending customers, then they do not want the customers, especially those who ride public transportation, therefore a boycott for a buscott.

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