Milwaukee County Transit System
Horse Carriage


In roughly 150 years, mass transit in Milwaukee grew from two-man horse carriages to diesel buses serving over 50 million rides a year at one point. Over that time, the method of transportation and its operating company went through numerous stages of development, but what never changed was the ability to provide a vital transportation service to the community. 

To continue learning about Milwaukee's transit history and to view dozens of rare photos from our archives, visit our Facebook page. You can also view our historical booklet, which was put together to honor 150 years of public transportation in Milwaukee, by clicking here. It contains photographs from the first horse drawn carriage, a detailed time line and written historical information explaining the changes of transit over many years.