Belle Urban System (the BUS)
Eight new RTS buses were added to the fleet on October 1, 1982 to cover the expansion of service to Regency Mall, Case High School, and the Sturtevant Amtrak depot. After the Venetian and Rialto theaters were demolished, clear bus shelters were necessary to protect passengers waiting outside from the strong winds blowing off Lake Michigan. This is a transfer passenger’s view of Monument Square, Racine on April 25, 1997. Keith M. Kohlmann photo.
The use of Monument Square continued to evolve with downtown redevelopment. During the construction of the Johnson Bank Building on Main Street, the transfer point for all BUS passengers was moved away from Monument Square on Main Street to State Street, which eventually allowed passengers to wait indoors between buses. April 25, 1997. Keith M. Kohlmann photo.