Route 44 - National Flyer

This route was recently updated on Sunday, June 12, 2016. Please review before riding.
Service Alerts for Route 44
  • Some of our routes are changing Sunday, June 12th, 2016. 

    The changes go into effect as part the route updates we do four times a year (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter).

    12, 21, 27, 30-30X, 31, 35, 40, 43, 44, 46, 60, 61, 67, 76, 80, GoldLine & PurpleLine 
  • DATE: April 4th through September 5th, 2016
    DURATION: EVERY WEEKDAY AFTERNOON GAME (12 times during season)
    AFFECTED AREA: I-94 Westbound

    Due to heavy traffic on westbound I-94 after Milwaukee Brewers afternoon games, the Route 44 and 79 must make this mandatory detour - hopefully providing better service to our passengers and maintaining the schedule. The detour is as follows:

    Route 44 Flyer PM trips:
    Continue west on Wisconsin Avenue to 68th Street, south (left) to O’Conner Street, west (right) to regular route.

    Route 79 Flyer PM trips:
    Continue west on Wisconsin Avenue to 87th Street, north (right) to Watertown Plank Road, west (left) to regular route.

  • DATE: Tuesday, March 1, 2016
    DURATION: 4 months
    AFFECTED AREA: Kearney Street between 84th and 70th Street

    Due to construction on Kearney Street between 84th and 70th Street for the Zoo Interchange Project, the route 44 and 44U will detour as follows:

    • North on 84th Street to Adler Street
    • East (right) on Adler Street - GATE 6 (by the Pettit Ice Center)
    • Look for temporary stop relocated to Adler/Main Street at 76th Street
    • Continue east on Main Street to 70th Street
    • North (left) on 70th Street
    • Look for temporary farside stop on 70th Street at Adler Street (Route NB 76 stop) • East (right) on Kearney Street to regular route

  • Attention MCTS Freeway Flyer & UBUS Riders

    Pertains to customers who Ride ONLY local streets on a Freeway Flyer Route

    Effective Monday, September 29, 2014, the Milwaukee County Transit System will be implementing a new policy that will require any person riding on a Freeway Flyer route – even just a short segment of the route- to pay the Freeway Flyer fare.

    This will NOT affect most riders and fares are NOT changing. Riders will still pay with a valid pass (i.e. CVP, U-PASS), Weekly/Monthly pass with cash premium, or the cash fare of $3.25 adult/$1.60 reduced.

    In the past, MCTS was able to accommodate riders who rode Freeway Flyers for just a short distance by charging them a regular local fare ($2.25 adult cash or $1.1.0 reduced). MCTS will no longer be able to provide this service.

    We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation as we implement this policy.

    Note: The $0.35 zone fare still applies for passengers who board or alight Route 79 in Waukesha County.
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