NEW MCTS ROUTES 279 & 6 WILL IMPROVE JOB ACCESS
Route 6 (New Berlin Industrial Park Express) and Route 279 (Menomonee Falls Industrial Park Express) will begin in late August increasing access to jobs.
Individuals across Milwaukee County have relied on the Milwaukee County Transit System as their main source of transportation. With construction taking place all across the county, driving has become a serious headache for some. The four-year reconstruction project of the Zoo Interchange has left many drivers in a commuter’s obstacle course as they figure out the best way to avoid traffic hassles.
These new routes will connect individuals to jobs and those who enjoy shopping to nearby malls. Routes 6 and 279 were made possible because of a settlement agreement between representatives from the Milwaukee Inner-City Congregation Allied for Hope and Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin with the State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation. The two new routes are as follows:
Route 6 - (New Berlin Industrial Park Express) will travel from Port Washington Road & Capitol Drive along Capitol Drive, 108th Street, Bluemound Road, and Moorland Road to New Berlin beginning services on Sunday, August 24, 2014. This route is set to provide services daily with convenient hours for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts employees.
Route 279 - (Menomonee Falls Industrial Park Express) will primarily travel along Fond Du Lac Avenue from 35th Street to the Park Place business park and then on to the Menomonee Falls business park. This route is set to provide services Monday through Friday with convenient hours for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts. This route will begin Monday, August 25, 2014.
Schedules will be primarily designed to serve shift times at major employers. See you on board!