Milwaukee County Transit System

Milwaukee County Transit System Welcome to the official page of the Milwaukee County Transit System in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Milwaukee Transport Services, Inc. is a quasi-governmental instrumentality of Milwaukee County responsible for the management and operation of the Milwaukee County Transit System.

Official Facebook of the Milwaukee County Transit System. Staffed M-F 8 AM-4:30 PM. Please respect your fellow readers and exercise appropriate restraint in drafting and submitting a post. In that regard, Milwaukee County Transit System reserves the right to delete any post that contains language or imagery which: is off-topic, is defamatory, compromises public safety or operations, disparages a group or individual on the basis of ethnicity, race, gender, religion, age, disability or sexual orientation, is commercial, contravenes law, contains spam, invades personal privacy, has sexual content, is obscene, includes any link to another site, or infringes on a copyright or other proprietary right.

Mission: The mission of the Milwaukee County Transit System is to provide reliable, convenient and safe public transportation services that efficiently and effectively meet the varied travel needs of the community and contribute to its quality of life.

Reminder: All bus service in the overnight hours (approximately 10:00 p.m. to 3:.m.) is suspended tonight and tomorrow n...
06/06/2020

Reminder: All bus service in the overnight hours (approximately 10:00 p.m. to 3:.m.) is suspended tonight and tomorrow night. Daytime and evening hours will still operate regularly, although detours are likely due to demonstrations and rolling street closures. Get the latest updates at RideMCTS.com/Alerts.

Reminder: All bus service in the overnight hours (approximately 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.) is suspended tonight and again ...
06/05/2020

Reminder: All bus service in the overnight hours (approximately 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.) is suspended tonight and again Saturday & Sunday. Daytime hours will still operate regularly. Read more at RideMCTS.com/Alerts.

MCTS will suspend all bus service in the overnight hours (approximately 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.) on June 4, June 5, June...
06/04/2020

MCTS will suspend all bus service in the overnight hours (approximately 10:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m.) on June 4, June 5, June 6, and June 7. Daytime hours will operate regularly.

Passengers are encouraged to make alternative overnight travel plans during this time. Should conditions change, MCTS will post updates on social media and at RideMCTS.com/Alerts.

Update: All MCTS routes have resumed regular operations.---MCTS is suspending all remaining bus service for the night (W...
06/03/2020

Update: All MCTS routes have resumed regular operations.

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MCTS is suspending all remaining bus service for the night (Wednesday, June 3) in order to protect our employees and passengers. Regular operations are expected to resume early Thursday morning, June 4. Most routes start service around 4:00 a.m.

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There are multiple demonstrations and marches happening in Milwaukee today. Rolling street closures are leading to detours and delays to bus service. Monitor RideMCTS.com/Alerts or Twitter.com/RideMCTS for the most up-to-date information.

06/02/2020

MCTS apologizes to riders who were impacted by the unexpected suspension of transit services last night. We took this action, in consultation with public safety officials, to protect passengers and employees.

MCTS always intends to maintain regular operations, but sometimes conditions require us to adjust service for safety purposes.

Given the ongoing unrest in our community, especially in the late-night hours, please monitor RideMCTS.com/Alerts and our social media accounts for any important updates.

4:00 a.m. Update: MCTS has resumed regular operations.----9:40 p.m. Update: In consultation with public safety officials...
06/02/2020

4:00 a.m. Update: MCTS has resumed regular operations.

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9:40 p.m. Update: In consultation with public safety officials, MCTS has suspended all bus service for the night. Regular operations are expected to resume Tuesday morning. Most routes start service around 4:00 a.m. RideMCTS.com/Alerts

This #PrideMonth, MCTS celebrates the diversity of our workforce and riders, and recognizes the contributions our #LGBTQ...
06/01/2020

This #PrideMonth, MCTS celebrates the diversity of our workforce and riders, and recognizes the contributions our #LGBTQ colleagues make every day across the community. And a big shout out to Milwaukee Pride for all they do!

Fare collection and front door boarding has resumed.✅ 10 riders are permitted on each bus ✅ We recommend that riders wea...
06/01/2020

Fare collection and front door boarding has resumed.

✅ 10 riders are permitted on each bus
✅ We recommend that riders wear a mask or face covering
✅ We encourage you to use contactless fare forms, like the M-CARD and Ride MCTS app

Read more here: bit.ly/2yzPpqZ

06/01/2020

4AM Update: MCTS has resumed regular operations.

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All MCTS service has been suspended for the night. This decision was made in coordination with public safety officials. We expect regular operations to resume at 4:00 a.m. on Monday, June 1.

Reminder: Fare collection and front door boarding resumes tomorrow (Monday, June 1). Riders should enter through the fro...
05/31/2020

Reminder: Fare collection and front door boarding resumes tomorrow (Monday, June 1). Riders should enter through the front door, pay the fare and then move away from the bus driver. Thank you for your cooperation!

Read all the details here: bit.ly/2yzPpqZ

POTUS weighs in on our East-West Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project: ⬇️bit.ly/3gHZyTM
05/29/2020

POTUS weighs in on our East-West Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project: ⬇️

bit.ly/3gHZyTM

Our friends at Milwaukee Downtown teamed up with artist and muralist Ken Brown to create a coloring book that salutes lo...
05/28/2020

Our friends at Milwaukee Downtown teamed up with artist and muralist Ken Brown to create a coloring book that salutes local heroes, including MCTS bus drivers! Print your own copy here: bit.ly/3gyXbSX #MKEaDifference #HeroesMovingHeroes #MCTSExcellence

We’re proud to feature this message from Mask Up MKE and Rebel Converting on some of our buses, helping spread awareness...
05/27/2020

We’re proud to feature this message from Mask Up MKE and Rebel Converting on some of our buses, helping spread awareness about the importance of wearing masks. Today we stopped by a #MaskUpMKE Volunteer Pick Up event at Just One More Ministry. Thank you to everyone involved! 😷

Thank you for highlighting MCTS Driver Willie Nash and all of our wonderful #HeroesMovingHeroes! #MKEaDifference
05/27/2020

Thank you for highlighting MCTS Driver Willie Nash and all of our wonderful #HeroesMovingHeroes! #MKEaDifference

Willie Nash is one of the heroes moving heroes at Milwaukee County Transit System.

Willie's profile: milwaukeedowntown.com/experience/blog/heroes-moving-heroes-willie-nash-mcts-encourages-everyone-share-more-love

Photos by Andrew Feller Photography

MCTS will resume fare collection and front door boarding on all buses starting June 1, 2020. To help maintain social dis...
05/26/2020

MCTS will resume fare collection and front door boarding on all buses starting June 1, 2020. To help maintain social distancing, MCTS will continue to limit riders to 10 per bus. Read more here: bit.ly/2yzPpqZ

Shout out to all of our public transit hero friends! These agencies are all doing their part in keeping their communitie...
05/26/2020

Shout out to all of our public transit hero friends! These agencies are all doing their part in keeping their communities moving safely. Thank you!

Fond du Lac Area Transit Waukesha Metro Transit Shoreline Metro Ozaukee County kenosha Area Transit Duluth Transit Authority

On this Memorial Day, we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.As a reminder, MCTS is running on a holiday/Sund...
05/25/2020

On this Memorial Day, we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

As a reminder, MCTS is running on a holiday/Sunday schedule today.

Want to help make sure that every voice is heard, every person is counted, and Milwaukee County gets its fair share of f...
05/24/2020

Want to help make sure that every voice is heard, every person is counted, and Milwaukee County gets its fair share of federal dollars? Take the 2020 Census today! #MKECounts #Census2020

Happy #NationalTurtleDay! Seems like a great time to rewatch this #MCTSExcellence video -- it's one shell of a story! 🐢
05/23/2020
Milwaukee County Transit System

Happy #NationalTurtleDay! Seems like a great time to rewatch this #MCTSExcellence video -- it's one shell of a story! 🐢

Watch as MCTS Driver Yaghnam Yaghnam stops his bus to help a turtle cross the road at MATC in Oak Creek! #MCTSExcellence #NationalTurtleMonth🐢 bit.ly/2IT4fey

Mood
05/22/2020

Mood

05/21/2020
#SoundTheHorn

Last month's nationwide #SoundTheHorn was such a success that it's happening again today at 2 p.m.! Listen for horn blasts from our buses as a show of support for transit employees who are on the frontlines, transporting essential workers. #HeroesMovingHeroes #MCTSExcellence

05/20/2020
Mask Up MKE

Thank you to everyone at Rebel Converting, Just One More Ministry & Mask Up MKE for donating masks for use by frontline workers like bus drivers – as well as community members all across southeast Wisconsin!

Thank you to the Milwaukee Area Labor Council & ATU Local 998 for visiting our Fond du Lac Station to thank bus drivers ...
05/20/2020

Thank you to the Milwaukee Area Labor Council & ATU Local 998 for visiting our Fond du Lac Station to thank bus drivers for the essential work they do every day! #HeroesMovingHeroes #MCTSExcellence

ICYMI:You’re invited to register to be part of a virtual conversation about southeast Wisconsin’s transportation opportu...
05/19/2020

ICYMI:

You’re invited to register to be part of a virtual conversation about southeast Wisconsin’s transportation opportunities and challenges. The event on Thursday, May 21st is organized by the Wisconsin Bike Fed: Safe & Healthy Streets, the Milwaukee Riders Transit Union and the Zeidler Group. bit.ly/3fRSCCT

You’re invited to register to be part of a virtual conversation about southeast Wisconsin’s transportation opportunities and challenges. The event on Thursday, May 21st is organized by the Wisconsin Bike Fed: Safe & Healthy Streets, the Milwaukee Riders Transit Union and the Zeidler Group. bit.ly/3fRSCCT

05/18/2020
Now Hiring Mechanics

NOW HIRING! MCTS is accepting applications for skilled mechanics to diagnose, repair and maintain our fleet of 370+ clean diesel buses. More info here: bit.ly/3g2PPqA

You’re invited to register to be part of a virtual conversation about southeast Wisconsin’s transportation opportunities...
05/15/2020

You’re invited to register to be part of a virtual conversation about southeast Wisconsin’s transportation opportunities and challenges. The event on Thursday, May 21st is organized by the Wisconsin Bike Fed: Safe & Healthy Streets, the Milwaukee Riders Transit Union and the Zeidler Group. bit.ly/3fRSCCT

You may have seen a lot of news in the last 24 hours about state and local ‘Safer at Home’ orders. Despite any changes t...
05/14/2020

You may have seen a lot of news in the last 24 hours about state and local ‘Safer at Home’ orders. Despite any changes to the state’s order, note that the City of Milwaukee’s order remains in effect until further notice. The 18 municipalities of Milwaukee County have also issued a joint order that is expected to last until at least May 21. All of MCTS’s current COVID-19 related policies and procedures remain in effect until further notice: bit.ly/2LFx2UB

Reminder: We recommend that all passengers wear a face mask or cloth that covers your nose and mouth, while on board. bi...
05/13/2020

Reminder: We recommend that all passengers wear a face mask or cloth that covers your nose and mouth, while on board. bit.ly/362kZd9

Here is how to properly use and remove a mask to help slow the spread of #COVID19:

05/12/2020
Ride the Entire MCTS GreenLine in 60 Seconds

RIDE THE ENTIRE GREENLINE IN JUST 60 SECONDS!

We know a lot of you aren’t riding MCTS right now (thanks, by the way), so hopefully this will help tide you over until the day we can welcome you back onboard! ❤️

What route would you like to virtually ride next?

Now more than ever, it’s clear that public transit is essential. Many of our riders use the bus to get to and from work ...
05/07/2020

Now more than ever, it’s clear that public transit is essential. Many of our riders use the bus to get to and from work and other critical destinations like the grocery store, pharmacy and hospital. Please take a moment to fill out our Spring Survey: tinyurl.com/y7fjmvcm

On this #NationalNursesDay, and every day, we thank the healthcare heroes who are working hard to keep our communities s...
05/06/2020

On this #NationalNursesDay, and every day, we thank the healthcare heroes who are working hard to keep our communities safe and healthy. ❤️

Many of our favorite places around Milwaukee County are closed to keep us safe, but if you're missing #MKE, don't worry....
05/06/2020

Many of our favorite places around Milwaukee County are closed to keep us safe, but if you're missing #MKE, don't worry. We've created a list of virtual tours you can take right from your couch.

https://bit.ly/2W5JW3T

Whether you’re telecommuting, attending classes online, or catching up with friends and family via webcam, we're making ...
05/05/2020

Whether you’re telecommuting, attending classes online, or catching up with friends and family via webcam, we're making it easy to show your love for MCTS! Our Virtual Backgrounds are available here: bit.ly/2WJ1fHt

Whether you’re telecommuting, attending classes online, or catching up with friends and family via webcam, we're making it easy to show your love for MCTS! Our Virtual Backgrounds are available here: bit.ly/2WJ1fHt

MCTS Bus Drivers are on the road so that essential workers can get to their jobs, and others can get to critical destina...
04/29/2020

MCTS Bus Drivers are on the road so that essential workers can get to their jobs, and others can get to critical destinations like grocery stores, pharmacies and hospitals. Together, we’ll get through these challenging times. #HeroesMovingHeroes #MCTSExcellence

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    MCTS this is what your operator had to say in response to the news article about the young man who was spat on by a white attorney during the peaceful protests in Shorewood yesterday. His comment implies that what she did was okay. And that he supports her actions. He also feels bc the young man is black it's okay to automatically assume that he is a career criminal. He wanted to be clear about that. With all that's going on in MKE and across the world I feel that this is totally unacceptable. And shows his true character and how he feels about the very ppl you pay him to transport every day. He does not deserve to be behind the wheel or working in our communities. Enough is enough. Remember the blk community accounts for a large share of mcts ridership.
    What time tomorrow night will buses stop running I need to know this so I can let my boss know al it says is early Friday night!??
    what great CNA's, LPN;s taking the 76 or #67 or the 64... or the 28 bus trying to get to/ from work get affected by the protesters.... who's picking up those hard working people on the north purpleline right now from the southside of milwaukee, including the nurses at st. luke's ???
    Why do you have employee like this?
    Are buses stopping service for this curfew tonight?
    Are the schedules changing on june 7th 2020?
    We MCTS resume to normal rides Tuesday?
    who's in charge of ALL...of ALL...of ALL bus delays that occur every departure stop on MCTS bus routes... bus operators tell you it's a privilege to be on their buses, when they constantly delay their buses so it;s unsafe for seniors/females to be waiting for delayed periods ... not to mention GOOD LUCK IF YOU HAVE A CONNECTING BUS ROUTE = it won't happen
    Your social distancing rules are a joke if your drivers aren't going to abide by them. I'm on bus 5124 purple line right now and there are more than 10 passengers and a person in each seat. Please fix this!
    To EVERYONE @ MCTS who keeps it going during these difficult times. I just wanted to say: THANK YOU!
    I'M SURE MCTS (Milwaukee County Transit System) ADMINISTRATIVE hookers & crookers at MCTS have not taken a pay cut for decreased transit service now being offered to MCTS public transit riders of Milwaukee Metro Area. Public transit riders NEED TO GO WHEN THEY NEED TO GO—Most MCTS bus drivers & administrative staffers could not tell you which public transit lines serve their community areas because they are NO WHERE NEAR PUBLIC TRANSIT, unless they are on-duty. My last $40 monthly disabled bus pass was purchased 6 days prior to MCTS deciding it would stop charging fares. Was I given a refund for the 24 days of bus service which I paid for in advance—NO! 🤔😷😎😷😏 FEDERALLY SUBSIDIZED PUBLIC TRANSIT SHOULD NOT BE FREE—My $40 monthly bus pass allowed me to get where I needed to go when I needed to be there – from MCTS Transit Plus Ticket Office, 1942 N. 17th Street to buy $40 book of ADA TransitPlus Tickets, Walmart (3355 S. 27th St), Pic N Save (3701 S. 27th Street), Cermak Market (1541 Miller Pkwy West Milwaukee & 1236 S. Barclay), Pete’s Produce Market (2323 N. MLK Jr. Dr), and dollar stores throughout Milwaukee, as well as Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. 🤔😷😎😷😏 IF YOU ARE HOMELESS, PUBLIC TRANSIT IS NOT THE PLACE TO SHELTER! I processed voter registration and change of address forms nine (9) hours during Tuesday, April 7, 2020 PRIMARY ELECTION at Milwaukee South Division High School, then I found a free bus to catch home to my costly DOWNTOWN apartment – MCTS commuters NEED PUBLIC TRANSIT, and MILWAUKEE COUNTY NEEDS TO DO BETTER!
    wow limiting buses to 10 people it seems you guys are more of a problem. I am told to work if i am able then cannot even catch a bus to get to work on time. Thanks MCTS.