Milwaukee county transit system

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Summerfest shuttle guide

Published July 6, 2019

Getting to the Big Gig doesn't have to be a big grief. There's plenty of parking if you want to drive and sit in traffic. But instead, why not take a shuttle to the Summerfest grounds this year? Here's a guide to a number of options all across the area.

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MCTS goes Wonka on M*Card anniversary

Published Nov. 15, 2016

To celebrate the second anniversary of its M*Card travel fare card, Milwaukee County Transit System says it's announcing "the most exciting giveaway ever" at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 16.

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Experts say "wheel tax" needed to maintain public transit

Published Nov. 2, 2016

A $60 county vehicle registration fee, known as the "wheel tax," may be unpopular, but experts say it is necessary to maintain public transportation services for people who rely on the bus, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports.

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Recommended BRT route could save riders more than 100 hours a year

Published June 7, 2016

After public meetings, transit modeling and route analysis, an alignment has been recommended as the East-West Bus Rapid Transit route. Analysis shows that an end to end trip could take as little as 35 minutes, which is more than 30% faster than a bus in mixed traffic.

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Urban spelunking: Downtown Transit Center

Published April 21, 2016

While the site of the new Downtown Transit Center - at Michigan Street and Lincoln Memorial Drive - had previously been a surface parking lot, some skeptical Milwaukeeans thought a bus depot was ill-suited to Milwaukee's lakefront. Now, it's about to disappear.

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Milwaukee County to lead development of Bus Rapid Transit service

Published June 2, 2015

In an effort to further expand the robust economic value of the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS), County Executive Chris Abele has directed the Milwaukee County Department of Transportation to explore connecting the region's two biggest job centers with Bus Rapid Transit service (BRT).

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Bus system rolls out improvements while streetcar battle rages

Published Jan. 28, 2015

As the streetcar continues to be hotly debated, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports that MCTS launched four new bus routes this month in addition to two others that were started in August 2014. Of the six new routes, three are designed to connect central city residents with potential employment opportunities outside the city. The other three routes are intended to help shorten travel times and relieve overcrowding on the buses.

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MCTS launches test of real-time bus tracking

Published April 23, 2014

Milwaukee County Transit System has launched beta testing of real-time bus tracking information, allowing riders to know exactly where a bus is at all times, on Route 21, which runs through North Avenue.

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MCTS gets greener, roomier buses

Published June 11, 2013

The Milwaukee County Transit system just got a little bit greener. MCTS announced today that the first of 55 new Xcelsior clean-diesel buses has arrived and will be on display tomorrow, June 12, at noon at the Milwaukee County Courthouse, 901 N. 10th St.

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Be safe and save some green this St. Patrick's Day

Published March 13, 2012

Nothing says "drinking holiday" quite like St. Patrick's Day. Whether you're hitting up your local Irish standby or bar crawling into the wee hours of the morning, however, this is no occasion to get behind the wheel of a car. Just to make sure the thought doesn't cross your alcohol-addled brain, MillerCoors and the Milwaukee County Transit System have teamed up once again to provide free bus service Saturday, March 17.

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MetroEXpress, route changes coming to MCTS

Published Jan. 10, 2012

The Milwaukee Country Transit System will introduce MetroEXpress bus service, add two local routes and make changes to seven others starting Sunday, Jan. 29.