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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Milwaukee County and MCTS submitted an updated grant to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) this week for funding for the East-West Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project.
To celebrate 25 million M*CARD rides, the Milwaukee County Transit System is giving away five Golden M*CARDs, personalized with the winner's name and preloaded with a 31-Day Pass good for unlimited rides during those 31 days.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MCTS is leaping into a new era in 2016. After years of hard work upgrading technology on buses and online and working with passengers on adopting the M*CARD, MCTS will phase out paper tickets, passes and transfers on Leap Day, Feb. 29.
Milwaukeeans band together in hard times - and this Reddit thread is an example of how we do so.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Milwaukee Country Transit System will introduce MetroEXpress bus service, add two local routes and make changes to seven others starting Sunday, Jan. 29.