MCTS will resume regular service on Saturday, July 4, 2015.

As a way to say 'thank you' to the tens of thousands of people inconvenienced by the bus drivers strike, all MCTS rides will be FREE on Monday, July 6th. Click here for more Information:

How to Ride

How to Ride

Welcome aboard your Milwaukee County Transit System, one of America's best and a reliable transit system. More than 85% of all Milwaukee County residents are within walking distance of a regularly scheduled bus route and now that buses have bike racks, even more people can take the bus. Riding the bus reduces traffic congestion and saves you money over driving a car. We deal with the traffic hassles, and you get time to read, relax and socialize. With our Freeway Flyers frequent local and special event services, there's a public transportation option for just about everyone.

Easy Steps for Riding With MCTS

  1. Find your route using one or more of our information resources listed in the section below.
  2. Board the correct bus by looking at the electronic sign on the bus to make sure it matches your route and final destination.
  3. Have the fare you need ready before boarding. Exact cash fare, bus ticket, Weekly Pass or other MCTS passes are accepted. Once you’re on the bus, deposit the cash or ticket in the fare box near the driver or show the driver your bus pass.
  4. Just ask. If you are not familiar with the area where your destination is located, ask the driver to call your street.
  5. Signal the driver to get off the bus by using the touch strip or pull cord located above the window inside each MCTS bus.
  6. Exit from the rear door of the bus once the green light above the door appears. Touching the center of the handles automatically opens the doors.