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.

Mission: Mission: MCTS connects our community to jobs, education and life with essential transit services. Vision: To be the preferred transportation choice through service excellence and innovation. Values: Respect, Integrity, Excellence, Equity, Collaboration, Innovation

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Milwaukee County and the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission are beginning a Transit Enhancement Study a...
02/09/2021

Milwaukee County and the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission are beginning a Transit Enhancement Study along and near 27th Street. Learn more about the project and share feedback at their upcoming virtual meetings! Register here: bit.ly/FB-engage

02/08/2021

Mabel Watson Raimey’s family was among the first African Americans to settle in Milwaukee, arriving in the 1840s. In 1918 she became the first African American woman to earn a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin. In 1922 she enrolled in evening law classes at Marquette University and five years later became the first African American woman to pass the state bar and practice law in Wisconsin. She was active in both the community and her church from a young age. She began volunteering for the Milwaukee Urban League in 1919 and later served on its board for 25 years. She chartered the local chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority in Milwaukee in 1949. She was instrumental in the opening of the YWCA branch on the city’s North Side – renamed in 1974 for fellow trailblazing Milwaukeean Vel Phillips. #BlackHistoryMonth #MilwaukeeHistory

Today, on civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks’ birthday — which is also National Transit Equity Day — MCTS announced the win...
02/04/2021

Today, on civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks’ birthday — which is also National Transit Equity Day — MCTS announced the winners of its Rosa Parks Tribute Scholarship essay contest.

Congratulations to Milwaukee high school seniors Kayla Jimenez, Anya Ramos, and Iman Snobar!

Read more here: bit.ly/3oMPJXd

02/04/2021
American Public Transportation Association

#TransitEquityDay

On Rosa Parks' birthday, we celebrate National Transit Equity Day, honoring the contributions of a civil rights icon and promoting the value of public transportation in advancing racial equality, climate justice, and access to opportunity.

Thanks Spectrum News 1 Wisconsin for highlighting the Aira wayfinding app, a game-changing tool that supports MCTS rider...
02/03/2021

Thanks Spectrum News 1 Wisconsin for highlighting the Aira wayfinding app, a game-changing tool that supports MCTS riders who are blind or low vision. Learn more here: bit.ly/2MMg2Qa

02/01/2021

Jack S. Patterson, originally from Hunting, Arkansas, moved north to look for work. He planned to move to Detroit, and had come to Milwaukee to visit, but instead remained and found work. In 1945, Patterson became the first African-American hired by the Wisconsin Electric Railway and Transport Company (now known as MCTS). He and several other African-American bus operators were pioneers for this time. After working as a bus operator for 30 years, Patterson went on to train new bus operators for the next three years. He retired in 1978 at the age of 65. He is said to have never met a stranger and had a smile for everyone. #BlackHistoryMonth #MilwaukeeHistory

Phase One of MCTS NEXT takes effect on Sunday, March 7, 2021 – with improvements and adjustments to Routes 15, 19, 20, 3...
02/01/2021

Phase One of MCTS NEXT takes effect on Sunday, March 7, 2021 – with improvements and adjustments to Routes 15, 19, 20, 31, 33, 35, 51, 52, 63, and 68. Learn more by calling 414-344-6711 or by visiting RideMCTS.com/NEXT!

It may look nice — but it’s a mess out there! The heavy snow is leading to some delays. Thank you for your patience as o...
01/31/2021

It may look nice — but it’s a mess out there! The heavy snow is leading to some delays. Thank you for your patience as our bus drivers navigate their routes safely. ❄️

01/31/2021

Snow will continue to fall through much of the day Sunday. Please note there are delays across the system due to these winter weather conditions. Thank you for your patience as our bus drivers navigate the area safely. Monitor RideMCTS.com/Alerts for any further updates.

MCTS is always working to improve the rider experience! As we work on future improvements to our fare collection systems...
01/26/2021

MCTS is always working to improve the rider experience! As we work on future improvements to our fare collection systems (including the Ride MCTS app and M•CARD), please take a moment to fill out this survey: bit.ly/3iLpAXr

UPDATE: Heavy snow is expected to continue throughout much of the day today (Tuesday, January 26). Please note that dela...
01/26/2021

UPDATE: Heavy snow is expected to continue throughout much of the day today (Tuesday, January 26). Please note that delays are possible due to the winter weather conditions. Thank you for your patience as our bus drivers navigate the area safely.

UBUS Routes 40U, 44U and 49U are not running because the college campuses they serve are closed due to snow.

Please monitor RideMCTS.com/Alerts for any further updates.

It's #BubbleWrapDay! We think snapping & popping bubbles relieves stress. Kind of like how riding the bus vs driving you...
01/25/2021

It's #BubbleWrapDay! We think snapping & popping bubbles relieves stress. Kind of like how riding the bus vs driving yourself can take the stress out of a hectic day! 🚌

01/21/2021
Bus Shelters Receive Makeover Celebrating Historic Highway 41

Three MCTS bus shelters along S. 27th Street in Milwaukee have received a creative makeover that helps beautify the business corridor while also celebrating Historic Highway 41. Thanks to everyone involved with this great project!

Historic Highway 41 aka South 27th Street
Milwaukee County Supervisor Jason Haas
Alderman Mark Borkowski
Alderman Scott Spiker
Conceptual Design Artist Ryan Laessig
Lake Ford / Lake Chevrolet
Final Cut Waterjet

Go Pack Go! 🏈
01/16/2021

Go Pack Go! 🏈

MCTS is a proud sponsor of the 37th Annual Marcus Performing Arts Center Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebratio...
01/15/2021

MCTS is a proud sponsor of the 37th Annual Marcus Performing Arts Center Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration. On Sunday, January 17 at 1:00 p.m., view this treasured community event online for free at MarcusCenter.org/MLK. Along with the musical and dance performances, be inspired by the winners of the event’s art, speech, and writing contests as they share their interpretation of this year’s theme, “Keep Moving Forward.”

We’re excited to unveil these two murals ahead of the Marcus Performing Arts Center’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthd...
01/15/2021
MCTS partners with Marcus Center to honor MLK

We’re excited to unveil these two murals ahead of the Marcus Performing Arts Center’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration, which is this Sunday at 1:00 p.m.

01/14/2021
MCTS Bus Shelters Feature Winning Artwork from MLK, Jr. Contest

Murals on two MCTS bus shelters now feature winning K-12 artwork from the Marcus Performing Arts Center's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Art Contest.

We installed these displays as part of our sponsorship of the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration — which is coming up this Sunday, January 17th at 1:00 p.m.

#MCTSExcellence
01/13/2021
Milwaukee Record

#MCTSExcellence

"This MCTS driver might have unknowingly inspired countless good deeds simply by seeing something weird on the side of the road and stopping."

MCTS passengers who are blind or low vision can use the Aira wayfinding app to get free one-on-one assistance navigating...
01/12/2021

MCTS passengers who are blind or low vision can use the Aira wayfinding app to get free one-on-one assistance navigating snow and ice-covered sidewalks, curbs, and intersections. Learn more at RideMCTS.com/Aira

ICYMI: Milwaukee's former Wahl Park was officially renamed Harriet Tubman Park. This change was made as part of Milwauke...
01/11/2021

ICYMI: Milwaukee's former Wahl Park was officially renamed Harriet Tubman Park. This change was made as part of Milwaukee County's commitment to racial equity.

Yesterday I was proud to stand with Supervisor Sequanna Taylor, our Milwaukee County Parks Department, and youth from Urban Undergroud to unveil the newly named Harriet Tubman Park. 

As we strive to achieve racial equity, we want to make sure that Milwaukee County is place where all our residents are respected, valued, and have opportunities to provide input.

The naming of Harriett Tubman Park, and the naming of Indigenous Peoples’ Park last year, show our serious commitment to recognizing the stories and contributions of all communities.

It may seem small, but Milwaukee County is committed to ensuring residents can visit parks with names that reflect the diverse array of communities that live here and have contributed to making this county great.

01/01/2021

Friday, January 1: Delays are possible this afternoon and evening due to the snow and sleet. Thank you for your patience as our drivers navigate conditions safely. ❄️

Happy New Year from MCTS! 🎉 Reminder that we are operating on a holiday (Sunday) schedule today.
01/01/2021

Happy New Year from MCTS! 🎉 Reminder that we are operating on a holiday (Sunday) schedule today.

If you're out shoveling, please consider clearing snow from sidewalks and bus stops along your property. This helps all ...
12/30/2020

If you're out shoveling, please consider clearing snow from sidewalks and bus stops along your property. This helps all neighbors — especially those who are visually-impaired or who rely on a mobility device.

From our family to yours, have a wonderful and safe Christmas! 🎅🌲🎁❄️ Reminder that we are operating on a Sunday (holiday...
12/25/2020

From our family to yours, have a wonderful and safe Christmas! 🎅🌲🎁❄️ Reminder that we are operating on a Sunday (holiday) schedule today.

Thanks to the Milwaukee Area Technical College television production students who stopped by to film a segment with MCTS...
12/24/2020

Thanks to the Milwaukee Area Technical College television production students who stopped by to film a segment with MCTS Operator/Instructor Tyrone Randall! Tune in to “Letters from Santa’ today on Milwaukee PBS! https://youtu.be/N1Y463a2UxY

You’ve heard of Elf on a Shelf, but have you heard of Russ on a Bus? #elfonashelfchallenge
12/23/2020

You’ve heard of Elf on a Shelf, but have you heard of Russ on a Bus? #elfonashelfchallenge

Hot Take:Ugly sweaters aren't that ugly...especially when they have buses on them. Happy #NationalUglySweaterDay. Show u...
12/18/2020

Hot Take:

Ugly sweaters aren't that ugly...especially when they have buses on them.

Happy #NationalUglySweaterDay. Show us a picture of your favorite ugly sweater!

12/14/2020
BRT Announcement

It’s official! Huge thanks to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and U.S. Department of Transportation for its commitment to supporting our East-West BRT project! Read more about today’s exciting announcement here: bit.ly/37e1NeF

Across the world, families are lighting their menorahs. As we celebrate the start of Hanukkah, may the hope and joy of t...
12/11/2020

Across the world, families are lighting their menorahs. As we celebrate the start of Hanukkah, may the hope and joy of this season be with you today and always.

Want a festive way to show off your love of public transit this holiday season? We’ll mail a free MCTS ornament to the f...
12/09/2020

Want a festive way to show off your love of public transit this holiday season? We’ll mail a free MCTS ornament to the first 100 people who submit their information here: bit.ly/39TqqPu

This is a great week to check out the Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival! Several MCTS routes stop near the participating...
12/08/2020

This is a great week to check out the Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival! Several MCTS routes stop near the participating parks so plan your trip using the Ride MCTS app. Learn more about the festive displays at https://bit.ly/33NTJz1.

The City of Milwaukee & Milwaukee County’s annual Holiday Drive is looking a little different this year. You can support...
12/07/2020

The City of Milwaukee & Milwaukee County’s annual Holiday Drive is looking a little different this year. You can support Hope House of Milwaukee and The Guest House of Milwaukee by making an online donation or purchasing an item from their wish list. Learn more at: Milwaukee.gov/HolidayDrive

Some of our schedules are being slightly tweaked this weekend. Learn more at RideMCTS.com/ServiceChanges
12/04/2020

Some of our schedules are being slightly tweaked this weekend. Learn more at RideMCTS.com/ServiceChanges

In addition to our on-board tribute recognizing Rosa Parks and her contribution to the fight for equality and equity for...
12/02/2020

In addition to our on-board tribute recognizing Rosa Parks and her contribution to the fight for equality and equity for all, MCTS is proud to announce our first-ever Rosa Parks Tribute scholarship contest for high school seniors in Milwaukee County. Help us spread the word!

Learn more about how to apply at: RideMCTS.com/RosaParks.

MCTS is once again honoring Rosa Parks by reserving a seat and placing a red rose and placard on board every bus in the ...
12/01/2020

MCTS is once again honoring Rosa Parks by reserving a seat and placing a red rose and placard on board every bus in the fleet from December 1 through December 3.

Parks was arrested 65 years ago after refusing to give up her seat to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama. Her small act of civil disobedience led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling that outlawed segregation on public transportation.

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Milwaukee County Transit System For mcts next starting march 7th, does route 15 still run late past the high frequency time of 6pm? I take the bus from South shore hospital at 11:39pm to Bayview and arrive around 1215/1230am right now, will late buses continue to run rhis late for me to keep taking this route
today, while i was riding the bus to uwm, the bus driver stopped for someone who was running to catch it, and it's one of my favorite things, when bus drivers do that (cuz kindness). 🥰
Again, riding the Purple going North. The bus driver doesn't enforce masks or tells the drunk woman to stop drinking from her bottle. You can look up the security footage to see. Got off at WI Ave at 1;23. And the reason they were not wearing masks is because they didn't want to, not health reason. They sat there to eat and drink. Why do you have so much trouble enforcing this. This is not taking the safety of your passengers in mind.
Passengers are required to wear mask but many drivers don't
This terrible. Unshoveled very icy bus stops. This is on south 76 St. By The Walmart and US Cellular store. The other side is by Ruby Tuesday. I stood in the road to wait for a bus home from doing some food shopping. Yes I did email this over to customer service. Last winter same problem both spots. I first report it to the city of Greendale. They said report it to Transit. Transit said it's Greendale's problem. Nothing was done last winter. Nothing will be done this winter. I put it up here too. So others will know those 2 stops are not safe for waiting for a bus at.
Thanks! Google Maps APP is showing 0 as a destination for buses. Probably a Google problem.
what is going on with the online tracker and real time? it says a bus is approaching and no bus shows. buses disappear off the map randomly. how are we supposed to get to work?????
Route 64 issues today?
So, how is mask wearing enforced? I was on the Purple and got off because at least 5 people were not wearing mask, and two were eating. So I got off feeling unsafe, waiting for the next Purple and when it arrived I got on, then promptly got off because some guy wasn't wearing his mask and stuffing his face with Taco Bell. I waited for the next one and got one. 40 min in the cold. And no one enforces masks on the bus. So, the one ones concerned with their safety are indisposed while the maskless stay on and eat?
No free bus service during this pandemic New Year's 😡
Going through some stuff, look what I found!