Today, March 27, the Milwaukee County Transit System has gotten an early start on April Fool's, posting an article on its web site with the headline, "Milwaukee County Transit Announces New Round Trip Service to Japan."
The article, which at press time was available here, was also tweeted out via the MCTS Twitter feed.
The article reads:
The Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) announced today new, non-stop daily service to Japan. The trips will begin running on Saturday, April 1st. Fares will mirror local bus fares, only $2.25 cash or $1.75 Mâ€˘CARD.
"For far too long, Mitchell International Airport has cornered the market on flying, but that is all about to change," said Orville Wright, the head of the newly created MCTS Aeronautics Division. "Besides physics, nothing says we canâ€™t fly a bus to the other side of the globe."
Each MCTS bus has seating for 40 people, meaning everyone will travel in first class.
If service to Japan meets expected demand, other flights will be added in the future to Australia, Brazil and the moon.
To learn more about this new service and to plan your trip visit RideMCTS.com/AprilFools
Way to get the creative juice flowing, MCTS! Maybe we here at OnMilwaukee should consider doing something for April 1, too.