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Milwaukee County Transit System Welcome to the official page of the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This account is actively monitored Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m., except major holidays.

Milwaukee Transport Services, Inc. is a quasi-governmental instrumentality of Milwaukee County responsible for the management and operation of the Milwaukee County Transit System.

Milwaukee Transport Services, Inc. is a quasi-governmental instrumentality of Milwaukee County responsible for the management and operation of the Milwaukee County Transit System.

Operating as usual

MCTS Freeway Flyers (Routes 40, 43, 44, 46, 48, 49, 79, & 143) will resume service, with updated schedules, starting Aug...
08/02/2021

MCTS Freeway Flyers (Routes 40, 43, 44, 46, 48, 49, 79, & 143) will resume service, with updated schedules, starting August 30, 2021. Learn more here: bit.ly/3igiCLB

MCTS Freeway Flyers (Routes 40, 43, 44, 46, 48, 49, 79, & 143) will resume service, with updated schedules, starting August 30, 2021. Learn more here: bit.ly/3igiCLB

#FlashbackFridayAn operator sits in his trackless trolley, in the 1950s.
07/30/2021

#FlashbackFriday

An operator sits in his trackless trolley, in the 1950s.

#FlashbackFriday

An operator sits in his trackless trolley, in the 1950s.

As a passenger who is visually impaired exited the bus, MCTS Driver Kassandra Anderson asked him if he needed any help c...
07/27/2021

As a passenger who is visually impaired exited the bus, MCTS Driver Kassandra Anderson asked him if he needed any help crossing the street, which he did. The customer later called to thank Kassandra and let her know how much he appreciated her professionalism and willingness to help. Nice job, Kassandra! #MCTSExcellence

As a passenger who is visually impaired exited the bus, MCTS Driver Kassandra Anderson asked him if he needed any help crossing the street, which he did. The customer later called to thank Kassandra and let her know how much he appreciated her professionalism and willingness to help. Nice job, Kassandra! #MCTSExcellence

Today marks the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which works to ensure all people with dis...
07/26/2021

Today marks the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which works to ensure all people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else.

We put together a list showing the ways our team works hard to keep our services accessible to all riders: bit.ly/3y3252T

#ADA31 #ThanksToTheADA

Today marks the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which works to ensure all people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else.

We put together a list showing the ways our team works hard to keep our services accessible to all riders: bit.ly/3y3252T

#ADA31 #ThanksToTheADA

Our friends at Bublr Bikes are hosting a free Savvy Cycling Class on Wednesday, July 28th at the bike station across fro...
07/24/2021

Our friends at Bublr Bikes are hosting a free Savvy Cycling Class on Wednesday, July 28th at the bike station across from the MCTS Admin Building near 17th & Brown (Johnsons Park).

The event, which starts at 6:00 p.m., will teach attendees how to use the Bublr Bike system and become a more confident urban cyclist. Participants will also get a free helmet and free 30-Day Bublr Pass!

Space is limited! Register now at: bit.ly/2V5hp0C

Our friends at Bublr Bikes are hosting a free Savvy Cycling Class on Wednesday, July 28th at the bike station across from the MCTS Admin Building near 17th & Brown (Johnsons Park).

The event, which starts at 6:00 p.m., will teach attendees how to use the Bublr Bike system and become a more confident urban cyclist. Participants will also get a free helmet and free 30-Day Bublr Pass!

Space is limited! Register now at: bit.ly/2V5hp0C

#FlashbackFriday: Streetcar #956 crossing Wisconsin Avenue.📷 Credit: tmer.org
07/23/2021

#FlashbackFriday:

Streetcar #956 crossing Wisconsin Avenue.

📷 Credit: tmer.org

#FlashbackFriday:

Streetcar #956 crossing Wisconsin Avenue.

📷 Credit: tmer.org

Heading downtown for the Milwaukee Bucks #NBAChampionship Parade and celebration on Thursday? Due to event staging and s...
07/22/2021

Heading downtown for the Milwaukee Bucks #NBAChampionship Parade and celebration on Thursday? Due to event staging and street closures in the area, multiple bus routes will be detoured from approx. 8am-11am and/or 11am-2pm.

Get the details and find out where to board here: bit.ly/2Ut2wW0

Heading downtown for the Milwaukee Bucks #NBAChampionship Parade and celebration on Thursday? Due to event staging and street closures in the area, multiple bus routes will be detoured from approx. 8am-11am and/or 11am-2pm.

Get the details and find out where to board here: bit.ly/2Ut2wW0

07/21/2021
NBA Champions

Congratulations, Milwaukee Bucks! NBA Champions! 🏆

Here's the special message we're rolling out on every bus in the fleet!

#HistoryMade #NBAChampions #NBAChamps #NBAFinals #BucksIn6 #GoBucks #FearTheDeer

Fun fact: One 40-foot-long MCTS bus equals the wingspan of six Milwaukee Bucks players! 🏀#NBAFinals #BucksIn6 #GoBucks #...
07/21/2021

Fun fact: One 40-foot-long MCTS bus equals the wingspan of six Milwaukee Bucks players! 🏀

#NBAFinals #BucksIn6 #GoBucks #FearTheDeer

Fun fact: One 40-foot-long MCTS bus equals the wingspan of six Milwaukee Bucks players! 🏀

#NBAFinals #BucksIn6 #GoBucks #FearTheDeer

Go Milwaukee Bucks!#NBAFinals #BucksIn6 #GoBucks #FearTheDeer
07/20/2021

Go Milwaukee Bucks!

#NBAFinals #BucksIn6 #GoBucks #FearTheDeer

Go Milwaukee Bucks!

#NBAFinals #BucksIn6 #GoBucks #FearTheDeer

Heading to Fiserv Forum or Deer District for tonight’s Milwaukee Bucks game? Transit is the best option! Just remember t...
07/20/2021

Heading to Fiserv Forum or Deer District for tonight’s Milwaukee Bucks game? Transit is the best option! Just remember that several bus routes will be detoured due to street closures. View our Game Day Guide -- which includes suggestions for where to park and hop on board a bus -- here: RideMCTS.com/NBAFinals

#NBAFinals #BucksIn6 #GoBucks #FearTheDeer

Heading to Fiserv Forum or Deer District for tonight’s Milwaukee Bucks game? Transit is the best option! Just remember that several bus routes will be detoured due to street closures. View our Game Day Guide -- which includes suggestions for where to park and hop on board a bus -- here: RideMCTS.com/NBAFinals

#NBAFinals #BucksIn6 #GoBucks #FearTheDeer

What do you think rapid transit along or near 27th Street should look like? Share your feedback about transit types, rou...
07/19/2021

What do you think rapid transit along or near 27th Street should look like? Share your feedback about transit types, route options, and station locations at: mkenorthsouth.com/engage.

Round 2 of public comment will be open through July 31.

Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission

What do you think rapid transit along or near 27th Street should look like? Share your feedback about transit types, route options, and station locations at: mkenorthsouth.com/engage.

Round 2 of public comment will be open through July 31.

Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission

#GoBucks! #FearTheDeer 🦌
07/18/2021

#GoBucks! #FearTheDeer 🦌

#GoBucks! #FearTheDeer 🦌

#FlashbackFridayStreetcar #862 at Howell & Chase. (📷 Credit: tmer.org)
07/16/2021

#FlashbackFriday

Streetcar #862 at Howell & Chase. (📷 Credit: tmer.org)

#FlashbackFriday

Streetcar #862 at Howell & Chase. (📷 Credit: tmer.org)

Happy #NationalFrenchFryDay! Fun fact: It would take approximately 7 million French fries to fill an empty MCTS bus. 🍟
07/13/2021

Happy #NationalFrenchFryDay! Fun fact: It would take approximately 7 million French fries to fill an empty MCTS bus. 🍟

Happy #NationalFrenchFryDay! Fun fact: It would take approximately 7 million French fries to fill an empty MCTS bus. 🍟

#FlashbackFridayCoach #1932, a rebuilt TDH-5303.These Milwaukee & Suburban Transport Corporation (M&ST) era buses lasted...
07/09/2021

#FlashbackFriday

Coach #1932, a rebuilt TDH-5303.

These Milwaukee & Suburban Transport Corporation (M&ST) era buses lasted into the 21st Century.

📷 Credit: James Sponholz

#FlashbackFriday

Coach #1932, a rebuilt TDH-5303.

These Milwaukee & Suburban Transport Corporation (M&ST) era buses lasted into the 21st Century.

📷 Credit: James Sponholz

MCTS Driver Joe Wegner was about to leave his Mayfair Mall layover when a passenger with a disability approached his bus...
07/08/2021

MCTS Driver Joe Wegner was about to leave his Mayfair Mall layover when a passenger with a disability approached his bus. This particular bus stop can be difficult to access for those using mobility devices. Without hesitation, Joe safely positioned the bus and helped secure the passenger. Well done, Joe! #MCTSExcellence

MCTS Driver Joe Wegner was about to leave his Mayfair Mall layover when a passenger with a disability approached his bus. This particular bus stop can be difficult to access for those using mobility devices. Without hesitation, Joe safely positioned the bus and helped secure the passenger. Well done, Joe! #MCTSExcellence

Did you know? MCTS provides free travel training to anyone interested in learning how to ride the bus! Anyone can take a...
07/06/2021

Did you know? MCTS provides free travel training to anyone interested in learning how to ride the bus!

Anyone can take advantage of this program, regardless of bus experience. Our travel trainers will help you become more independent and comfortable while riding.

Learn more at RideMCTS.com/How-To-Ride

Did you know? MCTS provides free travel training to anyone interested in learning how to ride the bus!

Anyone can take advantage of this program, regardless of bus experience. Our travel trainers will help you become more independent and comfortable while riding.

Learn more at RideMCTS.com/How-To-Ride

Happy 4th of July! 🎆 Please note: MCTS will be running on a holiday (Sunday) schedule for both the 4th & 5th of July thi...
07/04/2021

Happy 4th of July! 🎆 Please note: MCTS will be running on a holiday (Sunday) schedule for both the 4th & 5th of July this year.

Happy 4th of July! 🎆 Please note: MCTS will be running on a holiday (Sunday) schedule for both the 4th & 5th of July this year.

The first streetcar tracks were laid in Milwaukee in 1860. The first line was soon running along what now is Water St. f...
07/02/2021

The first streetcar tracks were laid in Milwaukee in 1860. The first line was soon running along what now is Water St. from the Walker’s Point bridge north to Juneau Ave. This proved to be a very popular form of public transportation.

The routes would quickly expand, and in 1874 a new company would be formed: the Cream City Railroad Company. The first route would open in the next year.

"Cream City Railroad." 📷 Credit: Jeff Beutner. #FlashbackFriday

The first streetcar tracks were laid in Milwaukee in 1860. The first line was soon running along what now is Water St. from the Walker’s Point bridge north to Juneau Ave. This proved to be a very popular form of public transportation.

The routes would quickly expand, and in 1874 a new company would be formed: the Cream City Railroad Company. The first route would open in the next year.

"Cream City Railroad." 📷 Credit: Jeff Beutner. #FlashbackFriday

Starting today, we’re no longer limiting how many passengers are allowed on board each bus.Federal regulations still req...
07/01/2021

Starting today, we’re no longer limiting how many passengers are allowed on board each bus.

Federal regulations still require masks, though, regardless of vaccination status.

Learn more here: bit.ly/3641ykW

Starting today, we’re no longer limiting how many passengers are allowed on board each bus.

Federal regulations still require masks, though, regardless of vaccination status.

Learn more here: bit.ly/3641ykW

The latest round of public meetings for Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission & Milwaukee County's North-S...
06/30/2021

The latest round of public meetings for Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission & Milwaukee County's North-South Transit Enhancement Study took place last week, but there are still plenty of ways to provide feedback!

Visit mkenorthsouth.com/engage now through July 31 to learn more about the transit types, route options, and station locations being considered.

You can also answer some short questions to tell the study team what you think enhanced transit along 27th Street should look like. Meeting recordings, in both English and Spanish, are available.

The latest round of public meetings for Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission & Milwaukee County's North-South Transit Enhancement Study took place last week, but there are still plenty of ways to provide feedback!

Visit mkenorthsouth.com/engage now through July 31 to learn more about the transit types, route options, and station locations being considered.

You can also answer some short questions to tell the study team what you think enhanced transit along 27th Street should look like. Meeting recordings, in both English and Spanish, are available.

MCTS will lift our passenger capacity limit starting Thursday, July 1. Per federal regulations, passengers and employees...
06/29/2021

MCTS will lift our passenger capacity limit starting Thursday, July 1. Per federal regulations, passengers and employees must continue wearing masks while on board, regardless of one’s vaccination status.

Learn more here: bit.ly/3641ykW

MCTS will lift our passenger capacity limit starting Thursday, July 1. Per federal regulations, passengers and employees must continue wearing masks while on board, regardless of one’s vaccination status.

Learn more here: bit.ly/3641ykW

A free health fair is happening tomorrow (Saturday, June 26) from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Ascension Columbia St. M...
06/25/2021

A free health fair is happening tomorrow (Saturday, June 26) from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Family Health Center near North & Humbolt in Milwaukee. (Accessible via MCTS routes 14 & 21).

There will be:

-Free Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccinations
-Blood Pressure Screening
-Cancer Screening Information
-Diabetes, Wellness & Nutrition Information
-Social Work Resources

The event, hosted by the ‘Saturday Clinic for the Uninsured’, is open to anyone (regardless of whether or not you have health insurance).

A free health fair is happening tomorrow (Saturday, June 26) from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Family Health Center near North & Humbolt in Milwaukee. (Accessible via MCTS routes 14 & 21).

There will be:

-Free Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 Vaccinations
-Blood Pressure Screening
-Cancer Screening Information
-Diabetes, Wellness & Nutrition Information
-Social Work Resources

The event, hosted by the ‘Saturday Clinic for the Uninsured’, is open to anyone (regardless of whether or not you have health insurance).

Streetcar-inspired bus, year unknown.                                    📷 Credit: James Sponholz #FlashbackFriday
06/25/2021

Streetcar-inspired bus, year unknown.
📷 Credit: James Sponholz #FlashbackFriday

Streetcar-inspired bus, year unknown.
📷 Credit: James Sponholz #FlashbackFriday

Reminder: Share your feedback about improved transit along 27th Street in Milwaukee County—register now for the second r...
06/24/2021

Reminder: Share your feedback about improved transit along 27th Street in Milwaukee County—register now for the second round of public meetings at http://bit.ly/R2-engage. Meetings will include breakout discussions about transit types, route options, and station locations being considered. We hope to see you there!

Reminder: Share your feedback about improved transit along 27th Street in Milwaukee County—register now for the second round of public meetings at http://bit.ly/R2-engage. Meetings will include breakout discussions about transit types, route options, and station locations being considered. We hope to see you there!

It's #NationalBombPopDay! This is our go-to sweet treat from any ice cream truck. What's yours?
06/24/2021

It's #NationalBombPopDay! This is our go-to sweet treat from any ice cream truck. What's yours?

It's #NationalBombPopDay! This is our go-to sweet treat from any ice cream truck. What's yours?

Whether you have tickets to tonight's Milwaukee Bucks game inside Fiserv Forum or you’ll be watching from the party outs...
06/23/2021

Whether you have tickets to tonight's Milwaukee Bucks game inside Fiserv Forum or you’ll be watching from the party outside on the Deer District plaza, skip the driving/parking and ride MCTS instead! Here's what you need to know: bit.ly/3gPr7wv

Go Bucks!

#FearTheDeer

Whether you have tickets to tonight's Milwaukee Bucks game inside Fiserv Forum or you’ll be watching from the party outside on the Deer District plaza, skip the driving/parking and ride MCTS instead! Here's what you need to know: bit.ly/3gPr7wv

Go Bucks!

#FearTheDeer

Share your feedback about improved transit along 27th Street in Milwaukee County—register now for the second round of pu...
06/22/2021

Share your feedback about improved transit along 27th Street in Milwaukee County—register now for the second round of public meetings at http://bit.ly/R2-engage. Meetings will include breakout discussions about transit types, route options, and station locations being considered. We hope to see you there!

Share your feedback about improved transit along 27th Street in Milwaukee County—register now for the second round of public meetings at http://bit.ly/R2-engage. Meetings will include breakout discussions about transit types, route options, and station locations being considered. We hope to see you there!

Yesterday was the official First Day of Summer! 🎉 Don’t you wish it looked like this outside today?
06/21/2021

Yesterday was the official First Day of Summer! 🎉 Don’t you wish it looked like this outside today?

Yesterday was the official First Day of Summer! 🎉 Don’t you wish it looked like this outside today?

Happy #FathersDay from MCTS!
06/20/2021

Happy #FathersDay from MCTS!

Happy #FathersDay from MCTS!

MCTS is taking part in Milwaukee’s 50th Annual Juneteenth Day Parade and Festival today! We’ve been a proud sponsor and ...
06/19/2021

MCTS is taking part in Milwaukee’s 50th Annual Juneteenth Day Parade and Festival today! We’ve been a proud sponsor and participant since 2004.

Be sure to stop by our booth near MLK & Burleigh to learn all about the rewarding and family-sustaining careers currently available at MCTS!

#juneteenthdaymke2021 #juneteenthday

MCTS is taking part in Milwaukee’s 50th Annual Juneteenth Day Parade and Festival today! We’ve been a proud sponsor and participant since 2004.

Be sure to stop by our booth near MLK & Burleigh to learn all about the rewarding and family-sustaining careers currently available at MCTS!

#juneteenthdaymke2021 #juneteenthday

Wisconsin Electric Power Company's (WEPCO) Milwaukee horse car. At one time, there were an estimated 12,500 horses (not ...
06/18/2021

Wisconsin Electric Power Company's (WEPCO) Milwaukee horse car. At one time, there were an estimated 12,500 horses (not just for WEPCO) in Milwaukee in 1907.
📷 Credit: James Sponholz #FlashbackFriday

Wisconsin Electric Power Company's (WEPCO) Milwaukee horse car. At one time, there were an estimated 12,500 horses (not just for WEPCO) in Milwaukee in 1907.
📷 Credit: James Sponholz #FlashbackFriday

Happy National Mascot Day to Bango, Bernie Brewer, Roscoe, Brad Beach, and all of the other great mascots in Milwaukee! ...
06/17/2021

Happy National Mascot Day to Bango, Bernie Brewer, Roscoe, Brad Beach, and all of the other great mascots in Milwaukee!

Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee Admirals Milwaukee Wave Professional Soccer Team

Happy National Mascot Day to Bango, Bernie Brewer, Roscoe, Brad Beach, and all of the other great mascots in Milwaukee!

Milwaukee Bucks Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee Admirals Milwaukee Wave Professional Soccer Team

06/17/2021

Dumping the pump for transit is easy, helps the community prosper and saves you money!

Each ride with MCTS (app or MCARD) is only $2 vs the nearly $3 per gallon you pay at the pump. #dumpthepump

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So, you say that masks are required to ride the bus, but you don't enforce it!! It's indicated everywhere! Yet, people are allowed to get on anyway! There's NO excuse for not wearing one since you have a dispenser right on the bus!! Why bother making the requirement if you don't enforce it? It's simple... no mask no ride!!
How do you expect riders to follow mask mandates when your own bus drivers DO NOT wear masks? This was taken this morning. You can see him in the rear view mirror without a mask. I got on at Morris and off at UWM.
Incase you are unaware there is a damaged shelter eastbound stop on Wisconsin and Jeffereson.
When is your guys stupid mask policy going to be over with?
Just watched a vid on Driver, Tiffany Rowsey being KIND. I don't ride your bus, I am not in your city, but I am VERY happy to see this! No reply needed, Keep Rolling with Love On Wheels like that!
when is MCTS going to fix the correct MCTS estimated arrival time on it's system ?
CDL DUMP TRUCK DRIVER WANTED ASAP 3YEARS EXPERIENCE IN PAVING AND MILLING 25/HR INBOX FOR INFO
So does the bus rapid transit that goes to the medical center going to cut the Gold Line after they have that up and running? If so that means that it wouldn't go to hwy 100 and Bluemound anymore. That will be the death of MCTS as we know it.
QUIT HIDING TAXPAYER/BUS PASSENGERS POSTS... and now MCTS cancelled all summerfest bus service
here's another big MCTS bombshell = now cancelling ALL SPECIAL SUMMERFEST BUS SERVICE... The managing director Dan claims that it's due to school service in september... (1) what weekend school service is he talking about ? (2) MCTS under his orders is eliminating more bus school service routes like cutting out service to PIUS XI and completely DUMPING the route 76 that travels on south 68th street for the Hamilton High School students. Please quit the fake MCTS ridership stats that only come from MCTS and not an independent study... and quit this illegal activity. P.S. The big shot RAPID TRANSIT groundbreaking will eliminate 9 whole minutes from the GOLD LINE... a waste of federal taxpayer money.
Can you please tell me when the freeway flyer will be restarting service to downtown? Businesses are starting to go back to their offices now and many rely on the flyers as their transportation. There seems to be some confusion at my place of business. I didn’t think it was starting back up yet. Thank you
I want to give a shout out to each and every driver who gets close to the curb and lowers the bus so those of us with mobility issues can get on the bus safely. Thank you!!!