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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

05/06/2021
MCTS Donates Bicycles to DreamBikes

MCTS recently donated more than 20 bicycles to DreamBikes - Milwaukee, a non-profit that refurbishes used bicycles and returns them to the community through giveaways and affordable sales!

Heading out for Cinco de Mayo? Celebrate responsibly and let MCTS be your designated driver! What's your favorite restau...
05/05/2021

Heading out for Cinco de Mayo? Celebrate responsibly and let MCTS be your designated driver! What's your favorite restaurant along our routes? 🚌🍽️ #CincodeMayo

Heading out for Cinco de Mayo? Celebrate responsibly and let MCTS be your designated driver! What's your favorite restaurant along our routes? 🚌🍽️ #CincodeMayo

05/04/2021

May the fourth be with you! Here's the number of Star Wars characters that would fit on a MCTS bus with the current 20 passenger limit. Happy #StarWarsDay!

Milwaukee & Suburban Transport Co. 1335 at Fiebrantz Garage.Painted as part of a TMJ4 News advertisementPhoto taken on S...
04/30/2021

Milwaukee & Suburban Transport Co. 1335 at Fiebrantz Garage.

Painted as part of a TMJ4 News advertisement

Photo taken on Sunday June 29, 1975 by unknown photographer.

This bus would end up in the two-tone green in late 1975/early 1976.

📷credit: @BeepBeep3000 on Twitter #FlashbackFriday

Milwaukee & Suburban Transport Co. 1335 at Fiebrantz Garage.

Painted as part of a TMJ4 News advertisement

Photo taken on Sunday June 29, 1975 by unknown photographer.

This bus would end up in the two-tone green in late 1975/early 1976.

📷credit: @BeepBeep3000 on Twitter #FlashbackFriday

You asked and we listened! One of the biggest requests we had during the planning process of MCTS NEXT was to increase t...
04/29/2021

You asked and we listened!

One of the biggest requests we had during the planning process of MCTS NEXT was to increase the number of trips (a bus going from one end of the route to the other) on our routes. Well, we did just that! We've added 5% more trips across the board on weekdays.

You asked and we listened!

One of the biggest requests we had during the planning process of MCTS NEXT was to increase the number of trips (a bus going from one end of the route to the other) on our routes. Well, we did just that! We've added 5% more trips across the board on weekdays.

Come ride with us anytime, County Executive David Crowley and Alex Lasry! We're all about improving infrastructure and f...
04/27/2021

Come ride with us anytime, County Executive David Crowley and Alex Lasry! We're all about improving infrastructure and finding ways to increase #transit funding.

We set out with a goal to increase our number of high frequency routes to 60% by the end of our MCTS NEXT system redesig...
04/27/2021

We set out with a goal to increase our number of high frequency routes to 60% by the end of our MCTS NEXT system redesign. After Phase 1, we're already at 53% — with more on the way in the coming months! Which of our upgraded high frequency routes have you been riding since March 7th?

We set out with a goal to increase our number of high frequency routes to 60% by the end of our MCTS NEXT system redesign. After Phase 1, we're already at 53% — with more on the way in the coming months! Which of our upgraded high frequency routes have you been riding since March 7th?

Publicity photo of RTS 3120 and Flxible 3009. 📷 Credit: TheTransportCo.com #FlashbackFriday
04/23/2021

Publicity photo of RTS 3120 and Flxible 3009.

📷 Credit: TheTransportCo.com #FlashbackFriday

Publicity photo of RTS 3120 and Flxible 3009.

📷 Credit: TheTransportCo.com #FlashbackFriday

Wisconsin's first SPANX store is now open at MKE - Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport! The GreenLine and Route 80 ...
04/21/2021
SPANX opens store at Mitchell International Airport

Wisconsin's first SPANX store is now open at MKE - Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport! The GreenLine and Route 80 make getting to the airport easier and faster than ever before! Plan your trip at RideMCTS.com or download the Ride MCTS app.

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) --- SPANX has opened its first free-standing store in Wisconsin. It is located in the main terminal at Mitchell International Airport.Since the store is before you walk through security,

Register for tomorrow's event to learn more about the 'Envision South 13th Street Together' plan!
04/19/2021

Register for tomorrow's event to learn more about the 'Envision South 13th Street Together' plan!

Save the Date! ¡Reserva la fecha!

Please join DCD, Crisol Corridor BID #50, Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers, and Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District on April 20th from 6:00 - 7:30 pm to discuss draft project recommendations for the Envision South 13th Street Together plan.

Register here: zoom.com/join
Meeting ID: 825 4753 6135

El 20 de abril únase al Departamento de Desarrollo de la Ciudad, el Distrito de Mejoramiento Comercial del Corredor Crisol # 50, la Clínica de la Calle Dieciséis y el Distrito de Alcantarillado Metropolitano de Milwaukee para discutir las recomendaciones propuestas del proyecto para el plan Visualicemos la calle sur de la 13.

Regístrate aquí: zoom.us/join
ID de reunión: 825 4753 6135

For details: milwaukee.gov/Envision13th
Para detalles: milwaukee.gov/Visualicemos13

#envision13 #visualicemos13 #mke #milwaukee #plan #community #neighborhood
Crisol Corridor Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District - MMSD
Milwaukee Police Department - District 6 Milwaukee Police Department - District Two South of the Tracks-Polonia Neighbors KK River Neighbors in Action Polonia Blockwatch Holt Park Neighborhood Association Crisol Community Chat Zablocki Elementary St. Joseph Academy Grandview High School Alderwoman Marina Dimitrijevic Alderman Scott Spiker

04/16/2021

Heading to Fiserv Forum this weekend to cheer on the Milwaukee Bucks? Be like Bango and ride MCTS. But don't forget to wear your mask! #GoBucks #FearTheDeer 🦌

Inside the body shop at the Cold Spring Shops in 1975 when the County acquired the transit system. #ThrowbackThursday
04/15/2021

Inside the body shop at the Cold Spring Shops in 1975 when the County acquired the transit system. #ThrowbackThursday

Inside the body shop at the Cold Spring Shops in 1975 when the County acquired the transit system. #ThrowbackThursday

Happy #MilwaukeeDay! What are you doing to celebrate 4/14 and all that makes Milwaukee great? #414Day 🚌 ❤
04/14/2021

Happy #MilwaukeeDay! What are you doing to celebrate 4/14 and all that makes Milwaukee great? #414Day 🚌 ❤

Happy #MilwaukeeDay! What are you doing to celebrate 4/14 and all that makes Milwaukee great? #414Day 🚌 ❤

There's still time to provide feedback for the first round of public comment on the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Plan...
04/13/2021

There's still time to provide feedback for the first round of public comment on the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission's North-South Transit Enhancement Study, which is looking at transit improvements along and near 27th Street in Milwaukee County. Learn more, complete a brief survey, or add your comments at: http://bit.ly/FB-engage.

There's still time to provide feedback for the first round of public comment on the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission's North-South Transit Enhancement Study, which is looking at transit improvements along and near 27th Street in Milwaukee County. Learn more, complete a brief survey, or add your comments at: http://bit.ly/FB-engage.

Join us this Thursday at 10:30 am for a special conversation featuring current participants of our Bus Shelter Art Proje...
04/13/2021

Join us this Thursday at 10:30 am for a special conversation featuring current participants of our Bus Shelter Art Project. Hear from several local organizations whose support of the arts has made a positive impact in their neighborhoods.

Register here: https://bit.ly/3uJ0mxF

Join us this Thursday at 10:30 am for a special conversation featuring current participants of our Bus Shelter Art Project. Hear from several local organizations whose support of the arts has made a positive impact in their neighborhoods.

Register here: https://bit.ly/3uJ0mxF

Here at MCTS, we strive to perform excellence every day! Now is your chance to give us feedback on how we’re doing. Are ...
04/12/2021

Here at MCTS, we strive to perform excellence every day! Now is your chance to give us feedback on how we’re doing.

Are the buses usually on time? Is it easy to find the best route for your trip? Is it easy to pay for your trip? Are the buses clean, comfortable and well-driven?

Click the link below to fill out our Customer Satisfaction Survey and for a chance to win one of three MCTS prize packs, which includes a monthly pass on an M-CARD. bit.ly/MCTSspringsurvey2021

Here at MCTS, we strive to perform excellence every day! Now is your chance to give us feedback on how we’re doing.

Are the buses usually on time? Is it easy to find the best route for your trip? Is it easy to pay for your trip? Are the buses clean, comfortable and well-driven?

Click the link below to fill out our Customer Satisfaction Survey and for a chance to win one of three MCTS prize packs, which includes a monthly pass on an M-CARD. bit.ly/MCTSspringsurvey2021

Chair in the driver's area of a TMER&L streetcar, 1940's. #FlashbackFriday
04/09/2021

Chair in the driver's area of a TMER&L streetcar, 1940's. #FlashbackFriday

Chair in the driver's area of a TMER&L streetcar, 1940's. #FlashbackFriday

MCTS will increase its capacity limit from 15 to 20 passengers per bus starting Monday, April 12, 2021. Remember to cont...
04/08/2021

MCTS will increase its capacity limit from 15 to 20 passengers per bus starting Monday, April 12, 2021. Remember to continue following best health practices like:

✔️Get vaccinated
✔️Mask up
✔️Wash hands
✔️Stay physically distant when possible

MCTS will increase its capacity limit from 15 to 20 passengers per bus starting Monday, April 12, 2021. Remember to continue following best health practices like:

✔️Get vaccinated
✔️Mask up
✔️Wash hands
✔️Stay physically distant when possible

The McFarlane family stopped by our Fond du Lac Station so they could see a Next Door - Milwaukee bus advertisement feat...
04/07/2021

The McFarlane family stopped by our Fond du Lac Station so they could see a Next Door - Milwaukee bus advertisement featuring their photo!

The McFarlane family stopped by our Fond du Lac Station so they could see a Next Door - Milwaukee bus advertisement featuring their photo!

Happy Easter from MCTS! 🐰🐇🐣
04/04/2021

Happy Easter from MCTS! 🐰🐇🐣

Happy Easter from MCTS! 🐰🐇🐣

Route 27 in front of Beegle's Pharmacy (year unknown). What do you think these individuals were doing outside the car? #...
04/02/2021

Route 27 in front of Beegle's Pharmacy (year unknown). What do you think these individuals were doing outside the car? #FlashbackFriday

Route 27 in front of Beegle's Pharmacy (year unknown). What do you think these individuals were doing outside the car? #FlashbackFriday

MCTS is excited to announce its all-new Fish-n-Trips Line (FTL), which utilizes state-of-the-art aquabuses to connect pa...
04/01/2021

MCTS is excited to announce its all-new Fish-n-Trips Line (FTL), which utilizes state-of-the-art aquabuses to connect passengers with aquariums at the Milwaukee County Zoo and Discovery World.

The FTL offers additional access to the region’s most vital zoological and educational destinations, all while providing an opportunity to experience the world’s first 40-foot-long rolling fish tank.

“Having daily interaction with fish is one of the key indicators of success in young children,” said MCTS Ichthyologist Mr. Marlin. “Youth will flounder without this type of service. Those who have tried it in other cities are hooked,” his assistant Mr. Nemo added.

The 20,000-gallon mobile marine life exhibit, which defies physics, features educational signage allowing riders to learn about fascinating Wisconsin-native freshwater species along with their feeding practices, habitats, and food sources. Passengers can also interact with stingrays as they swim gracefully through the water around them. Scuba masks are required while on board.

The FTL begins service on April 1, 2021. #AprilFools

MCTS is excited to announce its all-new Fish-n-Trips Line (FTL), which utilizes state-of-the-art aquabuses to connect passengers with aquariums at the Milwaukee County Zoo and Discovery World.

The FTL offers additional access to the region’s most vital zoological and educational destinations, all while providing an opportunity to experience the world’s first 40-foot-long rolling fish tank.

“Having daily interaction with fish is one of the key indicators of success in young children,” said MCTS Ichthyologist Mr. Marlin. “Youth will flounder without this type of service. Those who have tried it in other cities are hooked,” his assistant Mr. Nemo added.

The 20,000-gallon mobile marine life exhibit, which defies physics, features educational signage allowing riders to learn about fascinating Wisconsin-native freshwater species along with their feeding practices, habitats, and food sources. Passengers can also interact with stingrays as they swim gracefully through the water around them. Scuba masks are required while on board.

The FTL begins service on April 1, 2021. #AprilFools

There's still time to provide feedback for the first round of public comment on the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Plan...
03/31/2021

There's still time to provide feedback for the first round of public comment on the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission's North-South Transit Enhancement Study, which is looking at transit improvements along and near 27th Street in Milwaukee County.

Learn more, complete a brief survey, or add your comments to the preliminary route maps at: http://bit.ly/FB-engage.

There's still time to provide feedback for the first round of public comment on the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission's North-South Transit Enhancement Study, which is looking at transit improvements along and near 27th Street in Milwaukee County.

Learn more, complete a brief survey, or add your comments to the preliminary route maps at: http://bit.ly/FB-engage.

Opening Day is tomorrow for the Milwaukee Brewers! The MCTS Brewers Line will provide rides to and from every home game ...
03/31/2021

Opening Day is tomorrow for the Milwaukee Brewers! The MCTS Brewers Line will provide rides to and from every home game at American Family Field this season! #ThisIsMyCrew

Important reminders:

⚾ Federal law requires wearing masks while on board buses.
⚾ To allow for social distancing, a maximum of 15 passengers are allowed on a bus at any given time.
⚾ Adults pay $2.25 cash or $2 with the M•CARD or RideMCTS app each way. Kids 6 to 11 and seniors 65 and over are $1.10 each way.

Opening Day is tomorrow for the Milwaukee Brewers! The MCTS Brewers Line will provide rides to and from every home game at American Family Field this season! #ThisIsMyCrew

Important reminders:

⚾ Federal law requires wearing masks while on board buses.
⚾ To allow for social distancing, a maximum of 15 passengers are allowed on a bus at any given time.
⚾ Adults pay $2.25 cash or $2 with the M•CARD or RideMCTS app each way. Kids 6 to 11 and seniors 65 and over are $1.10 each way.

03/30/2021
Giant Teddy Bear at Bus Stop

A giant, plush teddy bear waiting at a bus stop brought smiles to passengers and bus drivers along Route 14! Did you spot the mystery bear over the weekend? 🧸

Check out this southbound Route 19 at 6th & National on its new, faster routing to the South Side.
03/26/2021

Check out this southbound Route 19 at 6th & National on its new, faster routing to the South Side.

Car 816 leads a mixed lineup of streetcars and trackless trolleys. 📸 Credit: TheTransportCo.com #TBT
03/25/2021

Car 816 leads a mixed lineup of streetcars and trackless trolleys.

📸 Credit: TheTransportCo.com #TBT

Today is Transit Employee Appreciation Day! We're grateful for our team's hard work and dedication to the community ever...
03/18/2021

Today is Transit Employee Appreciation Day! We're grateful for our team's hard work and dedication to the community every day. If you're riding MCTS today, be sure to thank your driver for all they do!

Happy St Patrick's Day from MCTS! ☘️☘️
03/17/2021

Happy St Patrick's Day from MCTS! ☘️☘️

03/12/2021
MCTS Bus Cameras Capture Meteor On 3-11-21

It wasn't as spectacular as some of the past light shows over Milwaukee County, but our bus cameras spotted a meteor flash across the sky at 6:47 p.m. CST last night. ☄️

Let us know in the comments if your route is featured in this clip!

The new U.S. Transportation Secretary, Secretary Pete Buttigieg, looks to focus less on the everyday minutiae of cars, c...
03/12/2021
Buttigieg makes equity a top priority for DOT - Roll Call

The new U.S. Transportation Secretary, Secretary Pete Buttigieg, looks to focus less on the everyday minutiae of cars, concrete and infrastructure, and more on the role of transportation in promoting racial equity and equality. In this article, hear about his new approach to federal transportation policy.

As Transportation secretary, Buttigieg is making the fight against systemic racism a centerpiece of his job.

MCTS announced today that Nova Bus will build Milwaukee County’s first battery-electric buses! The first 11 all-electric...
03/11/2021

MCTS announced today that Nova Bus will build Milwaukee County’s first battery-electric buses! The first 11 all-electric LFSe+ buses will run exclusively on the upcoming East-West Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line; four additional vehicles will be used along regular routes.

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When did they start asking when you book a Transit Plus van for a ride if your ride is Covid related? I booked a van for April 13 for my husbands doctor appointment. No questions asked. I booked one this passed week for May 11th. They asked if the ride is Covid related. Well No. I wouldn't be stupid enough to book a van ride if someone has Covid. I don't think they should be asking that.
Is the Freeway Flyer program officially dead?
Would you do a greeting for Adult Autism Awareness Day on April 18th?
> MCTS public relations, please explain this photo:
4-6-21 @ 730 am... east bound mill rd & 76th... might wanna tell your driver that a red light means stop...
I want to give a HIGH 5 TO THE BUS DRIVER @715PM ON THE CORNER OF WHITNALL N PENNSYLVANIA AVE...RIGHT NOW. WHO WAITED FOR AN OLD LADY N HER BAGS...I WATCHED IT ALL.... I BELIEVE THE ROUTE IS 55..???. THEY DID A GREAT JOB.....
When it grows up, MCTS 5514 wants to be a 🚂 locomotive. 3/1/21.
Can you explain to me why come in August when the rerouting of the route 56 changes that will continue to down Miller Park Way pass Burnham where they currently turn right? That route takes me to hwy 100 and Greenfield Ave and that section will be eliminate due to the change. I have a disability that I balance issues and have a hard time walking on most days. I have to walk 4 blocks to National Ave after the change. I would have more problems during winter when have of the neighbors don't shovel their sidewalk and I have to walk in road. Is there a way to split the route that will have goes down Miller Park Way and some to hwy 100 and Greenfield Ave. I know that the new Orange Line will split going down National Ave and the other going down onto Greenfield Ave when the change goes into effect. If this don't happen I will have to get a ride from my next door neighbor or pay for a ride share and spend about $20 or more one way to get to a doctor appointment on hwy 100 and Bluemound Ave. Please help me on this please. Thank you.
mcts hides negative posts re: mcts system... milwaukee county residents need to know this... as well as the county executive, supervisors, committee members, and a very little known fact that there's a milwaukee county director of transportation hiding in an office on watertown plank road,,, i'm open for your disagreements @ 262-527-7286 = [email protected].... tomorrow is a trip to the county executive
this is a joke done by mcts management = current mcts buses have a mcts NEXT pamphlet on the majority of the buses... with NO MAPS WITH THE NEW BUS ROUTE CHANGES... what is MCTS hiding other than more discontinuation of bus services to all mcts riders...including eliminating more bus service to disabled, elderely, female, and all mcts passengers... has anybody with MCTS management actually taken a mcts bus with mentally handicapped individuals on it at 6am going to work... aka eliminating south 68th street service.... and us milwaukee county citizens don't want to hear about about ridership % ratio numbers made up from MCTS
why are the freeway flyers not involved with MCTS NEXT ??? Is this another attempt by mcts management to eliminate all freeway flyers and U bus lines as they tried to do in 2019, but were vetoed by the milwaukee county board of supervisors.
Anyone else have one of these banks?