Service Alerts

Detour Routes 22 & 57 - Center Street High Impact Project - September 24 (7 am - 5 pm)

EFFECTIVE DATE: Saturday, September 24, 2016
DURATION: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM (when barricaded or notified)\
AFFECTED AREAS: Center between 60th & Appleton and Sherman Intersection

Due to the repaving of Center Street, the Route 22 will detour as follows:

Westbound:
• From west on Center Street, south (left) on Grant Boulevard
• West (right) on Wright Street
• Northwest (right) on Lisbon Avenue to regular route

Eastbound:
• From east on Center Street, north (left) on 60th Street
• East (right) on Locust Street
• South (right) on 55th Street
• East (left) on Center Street
• South (right) on Sherman Boulevard
• East (left) on Wright Street
• North (left) on Grant Boulevard
• East (right) on Center Street to regular route

Due to the repaving of Center Street, the Route 57 will detour as follows:

Westbound:
• From northwest on Lisbon Avenue, continue northwest on Lisbon Avenue at Appleton Avenue, do not turn onto Appleton Avenue
• West (left) on Center Street to regular route

Eastbound:
• Regular route

Routes 42U, 49, 49U - Ozaukee County Shared Ride Taxi Service

The Brown Deer Park & Ride Lot stop on Routes 42U, 49 & 49U provides a connection to the Ozaukee County Shared Ride Taxi. The Ozaukee County Transit System's Shared Ride Taxi provides service to the general public, and door to door transportation for the elderly and disabled within Ozaukee County. Visit OzaukeeTransit.com for additional information. 

Routes 12, 49 & 276 - Ozaukee County Shared Ride Taxi Service

The Green Bay Road & Cherrywood Lane stop on Routes 12, 49 & 276 provides a connection to the Ozaukee County Shared Ride Taxi. The Ozaukee County Transit System's Shared Ride Taxi provides service to the general public, and door to door transportation for the elderly and disabled within Ozaukee County. Visit  OzaukeeTransit.com for additional information. 

Route 63 - Ozaukee County Shared Ride Taxi Service

The Glencoe Place & Port Washington Road stop on the Route 63 provides a connection to the Ozaukee County Shared Ride Taxi. The Ozaukee County Transit System's Shared Ride Taxi provides service to the general public, and door to door transportation for the elderly and disabled within Ozaukee County. Visit OzaukeeTransit.com for additional information. 

Detour Route 63 - Ramps Closed to 76th Street - September 26 (6 weeks)

EFFECTIVE DATE: Monday, September 26, 2016 at 7:00 AM
DURATION: 6 Weeks
AFFECTED AREA: Silver Spring Drive at 76th Street

Due to a WE Energies gas relocation project on 76th Street at Silver Spring Drive, the Route 63 will detour as follows:

Eastbound:
• Continue east on Silver Spring Drive at 76th Street, under overpass, ramp closed

Westbound:
• Continue west on Silver Spring Drive at 76th Street, under overpass, ramp closed

***Look for temporary stops on Silver Spring near 76th Street***

Detour Route 21 - Chili'n on the Avenue - September 24 (9 am - 9 pm)

DATE: Saturday, September 24, 2016
DURATION: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
AFFECTED AREA: North Avenue between 69th and 65th Streets

Due to North Avenue being closed for the “Chili’n on the Avenue” Chili Cook-Off event, the Route 21 will detour as follows:

Eastbound: South (right) on 71st Street to Lloyd Street, east (left) to 63rd Street, north (left) to North Avenue, east (right) to regular route.

Westbound: South (left) on 63rd Street to Lloyd Street, west (right) to 71st Street, north (right) to North Avenue, west (left) to regular route.

Detour Routes 19, 23 & BlueLine - Hero's Haul Fire Truck Pull - September 24 (10 am - 4 pm)

DATE: Saturday, September 24, 2016
DURATION: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (when barricaded or notified)
AFFECTED AREA: 2nd Street between Bruce Street & National Avenue

Due to 2nd Street being closed for the “Hero’s Haul Firetruck Pull” event, the Routes 19, 23, and Blueline will detour as follows:

ROUTES 19, 23, & Blueline Detour:
Northbound: From east on National continue east, north (left) on 1st/Water Street to regular detour route. 

Southbound: From south on Water/1st Street (per construction detour) continue south, west (right) on National to regular route. 

Detour Route 22 - Repaving Center Between Sherman & 51st - September 20 (6 am-8 pm)

EFFECTIVE DATE: Tuesday, September 20, 2016
DURATION: 6:00 AM – 8:00 PM (when barricaded or notified)
AFFECTED AREA: Center Street between Sherman Boulevard and 51st Street

Due to the repaving of Center Street, the Route 22 will detour as follows:

Westbound:
• From west on Center Street, north (right) on Sherman Boulevard
• West (left) on Locust Street
• South (left) on 55th Street
• West (right) on Center Street to regular route

Eastbound:
• From east on Center Street, north (left) on 55th Street
• East (right) on Locust Street
• South (right) on Sherman Boulevard
• East (left) on Center Street to regular route

Detour PurpleLine & Route 27 - Southbound Only for Construction - September 22 (6 weeks)

EFFECTIVE DATE: Thursday, September 22, 2016
DURATION: 6 Weeks
AFFECTED AREA: 27th Street between Lisbon Avenue and Highland Boulevard

Due to the 27th Street Reconstruction Project needing to close southbound 27th Street between Lisbon Avenue and Highland Boulevard the PurpleLine and Route 27 will detour as follows:

Southbound:
• From south on 27th Street, west (right) on Brown Street
• South (left) on 35th Street
• East (left) on Highland Boulevard
• South (right) on 27th Street to regular route

***Look for temporary stops on 35th Street and Highland Boulevard***

Route 31 Innovation Trips - Free Ride Zone on Watertown Plank - September 6-23

EFFECTIVE DATE: Tuesday, September 6, 2016
DURATION: September 6th through September 23rd (18 days)
EFFECTED AREA: Watertown Plank Road under I-41 (Zoo Freeway)

Milwaukee County Transit is working with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to provide free rides during the sidewalk closure under I-41 (Zoo Freeway) on Watertown Plank Road. This is being done to provide a safe route for pedestrians to travel in the area during the construction of the new interchange.

• Starting September 6, 2016 with the closing of the sidewalks on Watertown Plank Road, passengers can board westbound at Discovery Parkway (stop 6783) and eastbound buses at Children’s Court (stop 6697), without paying a fare.

• No transfers will be offered in this free ride zone. If passengers boarding in this area need a transfer, they can pay on the bus they are transferring to.

Detour Routes 14, 30, 30X, Brewers Line & GoldLine - Komen Race for the Cure - September 25 (8:45-11:15 am)

DATE: Sunday, September 25, 2016
APPROXIMATE TIME: 8:45 AM - 11:15 AM (when barricaded or notified)
AFFECTED AREA:

  • Wisconsin Avenue between Jackson and Prospect
  • Prospect between Wisconsin and Mason
  • Jackson between Wisconsin and Michigan
  • Michigan between Jefferson and Jackson

Due to the “Komen Southeast WI Race for the Cure,” Routes 14, 30/30X, 90, & Goldline will detour as follows:

Route 14
Northbound: From east on Wisconsin, north (left) on Jefferson, east (right) on Wells, north (left) on Prospect to regular route.

Southbound: From traveling south, west (right) on Kilbourn, south (left) on Jefferson, west (right) on Wisconsin to regular route.

GoldLine
Eastbound: From east on Wisconsin, north (left) on Jefferson, east (right) on Wells, north (left) on Prospect to regular route.

Westbound: From traveling south, west (right) on Kilbourn, south (left) on Jefferson, west (right) on Wisconsin to regular route.

Route 30/30X
Eastbound
: From east on Wisconsin, north (left) on Jefferson, east (right) on Wells, north (left) on Van Buren to regular route.

Westbound: From south on Jackson, west (right) on Mason, south (left) on Jefferson, west (right) on Wisconsin to regular route. (Mason, if not marked, is 1 block south of Wells.)

Brewers Line (Route 90) 
Eastbound:
From east on Wisconsin, north (left) on Jefferson, east (right) on Wells, north (left) on Prospect to regular route.

Westbound: From east on Kilbourn, south (right) on Jefferson, west (right) on Wisconsin to regular route.

Detour Routes 48 & 88 - Packard Ave Sewer Construction - September 14 (5 months)

DATE: Wednesday, September 14, 2016
DURATION: 5 months
AFFECTED AREA: Packard Avenue between Plankinton Avenue and Lunham Avenue

Due to sewer and water construction closing Packard Avenue between Plankinton Avenue and Lunham Avenue, the Route 88 and 48 Flyer will detour as follows:

Route 88 PM Trips: From east on Layton Avenue, north (left) on Packard Avenue, west (left) on Plankinton Avenue, north (right) on Kingan Avenue, east (right) on Allerton Avenue to regular route.

Route 88 AM TripsContinue west on Allerton Avenue to Kingan Avenue, south (left) on Kingan Avenue, east (left) on Plankinton Avenue, south (right) on Packard Avenue to regular route.

48 Flyer PM Trips: South on Packard Avenue to Lunham Avenue, west (right) on Lunham Avenue, south (left) on Kingan Avenue, east (left) on Plankinton Avenue, south (right) on Packard Avenue to regular route.

48 Flyer AM Trips: North on Packard Avenue to Plankinton Avenue, west (left) on Plankinton Avenue, north (right) on Kingan Avenue, east (right) on Lunham Avenue, north (left) on Packard Avenue to regular route.

***Look for temporary stops located along the detour routing***

Detour Route 23 & BlueLine - Silver City Food and Art Walk Fest - September 24 (7 am-8:30 pm)

DATE: Saturday, September 24, 2016
DURATION: 7:00 AM until 8:30 PM
AFFECTED AREA: National Avenue between 33rd and 35th Streets

Due to the Silver City International Food and Art Walk Festival the Route 23 and Blueline will detour as follows:

ROUTE 23 AND BLUELINE SOUTHBOUND:
• From west on National Avenue, south (left) on 27th Street/Layton Boulevard
• West (right) on Greenfield Avenue
• North (right) on 35th Street
• West (left) on National Avenue to regular route

ROUTE 23 AND BLUELINE NORTHBOUND:
• From east on National Avenue, south (right) on 35th Street
• East (left) on Greenfield Avenue
• North (left) on Layton Boulevard/27th Street
• East (right) on National Avenue to regular route

Detour Route 60 - Girl Scout Event - September 24 (8:30 am-3:00 pm)

DATE: Saturday, September 24, 2016
DURATION: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM (when barricaded or notified)
AFFECTED AREA: Burleigh Street between Holton and Booth Streets

Due to an event sponsored by the Girl Scouts, the Route 60 will detour as follows:

ROUTE 60 EASTBOUND:
• South (right) on Holton Street
• East (left) on Chambers Street
• North (left) on Booth Street
• East (right) on Burleigh Street to regular route

ROUTE 60 WESTBOUND:
• South (left) on Booth Street
• West (right) on Chambers Street
• North (right) on Holton Street
• West (left) on Burleigh Street to regular route

Pick n Save M•CARD Outlet to Close - August 31 (Permanent)

The Pick n Save located at 1818 W. National Ave, will permanently suspend sales of M•CARDs effective August 31st, 2016.

The three closest locations to buy or reload your M•CARD are:

  • El Rey: 916 S. Cesar E. Chavez Dr.
  • Clark 16th Street LLC: 1418 S. Muskego Ave
  • Station On The Park: 812 S. Layton Blvd.

For a full lost of M•CARD outlets, please click here to view our sales outlet map.

IMPORTANT - August 28th Route Updates

Some of our routes changed Sunday, August 28th, 2016. 
The changes went into effect as part the route updates we do four times a year (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter).
6, 12, 17, 19, 21, 23, 27, 31, 33, 40U, 42U, 43, 44, 44U, 46, 53, 54, 57, 60, 67, 76, 79, 80, 85, 87, BrewersLine (90), 137, 219, 279 (eliminated), BlueLine, GoldLine, GreenLine & PurpleLine 

Route 279 to be Discontinued - August 28 (Permanent)

Route 279 was funded through a WISDOT Zoo Interchange litigation settlement. Due to ongoing low ridership and productivity, the route’s sponsor decided it should be discontinued. Effective August 28, 2016, the route 279 will be discontinued.

Route 85 - Whitman/West Service Change - August 28

EFFECTIVE: SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2016

To improve route efficiency, the Route 85 will no longer serve Hampton Avenue west of Mayfair Road and 118th-Courtland-117th-Derby loop. This is effective with the start of the new pick, August 28, 2016.

Route 17 Canal Street Service Change - August 28

EFFECTIVE: SUNDAY, AUGUST 28, 2016

To improve route efficiency, the Route 17 will no longer serve the Milwaukee-Selig limited service portion of the route. This is effective with the start of the new pick, August 28, 2016.

Routes 12, 30, 30X & GoldLine - Moved Bus Stops - August 28 (Permanent)

EFFECTIVE: Sunday, August 28, 2016

Due to the closure of the Downtown Transit Center, routes that served the Downtown Transit Center have been rerouted to other layover locations. In order to accommodate these changes, the following bus stops have been permanently moved.

Route 12
Eastbound and westbound stop at 6th Street & Wisconsin Avenue has been moved to James Lovell (7th) & Wisconsin Avenue.

Route 30, 30X & Goldline
Eastbound and westbound stop at James Lovell (7th) & Wisconsin Avenue has been moved to 6th Street and Wisconsin Avenue.

GreenLine Bus Stops Permanently Relocated - August 5

DATE: Friday, August 5, 2016
DURATION: Permanent
AFFECTED AREA: Oakland & Wood NB; S. 1st & Pittsburgh SB

Effective Friday, August 5th, the following GreenLine bus stops have been relocated:

-The Far-side, Northbound Stop #1349 on Oakland Avenue at Wood Place, has been relocated to the Near-side location, and the stop number is now #2262.

-The Near-side, Southbound Stop #638 on 1st Street at Pittsburgh Avenue, has been relocated to the Far-side location and combined with Route 15 Stop #8557.

Operators are instructed to board and alight passengers for the GreenLine at the new locations from this point forward.

GoldLine Free Ride Zone on Bluemound & Wisconsin Avenue - July 21 (Until Late Spring 2017)

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 21
DURATION: Late Spring 2017
EFFECTED AREA: 92nd and Wisconsin to the main Zoo entrance on Bluemound Rd

Milwaukee County Transit is working with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to provide free rides during the Wisconsin Avenue Bridge construction project in the Zoo Interchange. This is being done to provide a safe route for pedestrians to travel in the area during the construction of the new interchange.

• Starting May 18, 2015 with the closing of the Wisconsin Avenue Bridge, operators should allow passengers to board westbound and eastbound buses at and between the main Zoo entrance on Bluemound Road and at 92nd/ Wisconsin, without paying a fare.

• NO TRANSFERS ARE TO BE ISSUED in this free ride zone. If you are boarding in this area and need a transfer, you can pay on the bus you are transferring to.

Detour Routes using Northbound Cass Stop - 12, 31, 40, 43, 44, 46, 48, 79, 137 - August 28 (Until Further Notice)

DATE: Sunday, August 28, 2016
DURATION: Until further notice
AFFECTED AREA: Northbound Cass between Michigan & Wisconsin

Due to stops westbound in front of North Western Mutual being inaccessible and no traffic control at the intersection of Cass & Wisconsin, all service using Cass Street northbound from Michigan Street will detour as follows:

 

Use Michigan to Van Buren, North on Van Buren to Wisconsin, West on Wisconsin and regular route.

Westbound Stops at Cass & Wisconsin and mid-block between Cass & Van Buren moved - July 15 (2 months)

Due to construction at Northwestern Mutual, the west bound stops at Cass & Wisconsin and the midblock stop on Wisconsin between Cass & Van Buren will be moved one block west for the next 2 months.

Routes 14, Gold, 31, 44, 49, 79, 137, & 143 will all stop at the route 14 stop located midblock westbound on Wisconsin between Van Buren & Jackson.

Routes 12, 40, 43, 46, 48, & 90 will all stop at the Route 12 stop located midblock westbound on Wisconsin between Van Buren & Jackson.

Routes 12, 31, 40, 43, 44, 46, 48, 79, 137, & 143 moved - NML construction - July 15 (2 months)

Due to construction at North Western Mutual, the west 
bound stops at Cass & Wisconsin and the midblock stop on Wisconsin between Cass & Van Buren will be moved one block west for the next 2 months. 

Routes 14, Gold, 31, 44, 49, 79, 137, & 143 will all stop at the Route 14 stop located midblock westbound on Wisconsin between Van Buren & Jackson. 

Routes 12, 40, 43, 46, 48, & the Brewers Line (Route 90) will all stop at the route 12 stop located midblock westbound on Wisconsin between Van Buren & Jackson.

Detour Route 6 - Construction on Glendale Drive - July 18 (11 weeks)

EFFECTIVE DATE: Monday, July 18, 2016 at 7:00 AM
DURATION: 11 Weeks
AFFECTED AREA: Glendale Drive between Calhoun Road and 166th Street

Due to the reconstruction of Glendale Drive between Calhoun Road and 166th Street, the Route 6 will detour as follows:

Westbound:
• Continue south on Calhoun Road to Cleveland Avenue
• East (left) on Cleveland Avenue
• South (right) on 166th Street to regular route

Eastbound:
• North on 166th Street to Cleveland Avenue
• West (left) on Cleveland Avenue
• North (right) on Calhoun Road to regular route

***Look for temporary stops both directions:
  • On Calhoun Road at Glendale Drive
  • On 166th Street at Cleveland Avenue

Route 27 Bus Stops Temporarily Discontinued in Both Directions - July 20 (4 months)

DATE: Wednesday, July 20, 2016
DURATION: 4 months
AFFECTED AREA: 27th Street between Lisbon Avenue and Highland Avenue

Effective Wednesday, July 20th, both northbound and southbound stops at

Galena Street and McKinley Avenue will be temporarily discontinued during the 27th Street Reconstruction Project. Even though buses will continue to use 27th Street in both directions during this project, these stops are being temporarily discontinued due to pedestrian safety and accessibility concerns during construction.

Operators are instructed to board and alight passengers for Route 27 at stops either north or south of the discontinued stops until the project is complete.

Routes 12, 31, 33, 42U, 44, 79, BrewersLine (90) & 137 to change due to demolition of the Downtown Transit Center

Update, July 29th: The sale and demolition of the Downtown Transit Center means changes for several MCTS routes that run through Downtown Milwaukee. The new routes will allow riders improved access to the Milwaukee Intermodal Station (Route 12) and a direct route to grocery stores, restaurants and the Lakefront for people living on the west side (Route 33). The new routing also clears up some bus congestion along Wisconsin Avenue. For maps and additional information, please click here.

July 13th: Beginning August 28, 2016, several routes will see some changes through Downtown Milwaukee because of the closure and demolition of the Transit Center. Check back here for more specific information on stops impacted and new routing.

Route 14 Bus Stop Temporarily Relocated - July 26 (Until Further Notice)

DATE: Tuesday, July 5, 2016
DURATION: Until Further Notice
AFFECTED AREA: Humboldt Avenue & Brady Street

Due to construction, the southbound 14 Line bus stop on Humboldt Avenue at Brady Street has been temporarily relocated far-side, south of Brady Street.

Operators are instructed to board and alight passengers for Route 14 at the temporary stop at the far-side location until further notice.

Detour Route 80 - Construction at MATC South - June 6 (6 weeks)

DATE: Monday, June 6, 2016
DURATION: 6 weeks
AFFECTED AREA: MATC Drive off of College Avenue

Due to the construction of a new bus stop and layover along with a sewer project on MATC Campus Drive off of College Avenue, the Route 80 will detour as follows:

Southbound MATC trips:
• From Howell Avenue at College Avenue continue south to the MATC South Campus Drive entrance
• West (right) on MATC South Campus Drive
• Follow MATC South Campus Drive to the southwest towards Lot B
• Loop Lot B clockwise to bus stop/layover
• After layover, reverse the routing back to Howell Avenue
• North (left) on Howell Avenue to regular route

Southbound Centennial/Target trips with time points at MATC:
• From Howell Avenue at College Avenue continue south to the MATC South Campus Drive entrance
• West (right) on MATC South Campus Drive
• Follow MATC South Campus Drive to the southwest towards Lot B
• Loop Lot B clockwise to bus stop
• Reverse the routing back to Howell Avenue
• South (right) on Howell Avenue to regular route 

Northbound Centennial/Target trips with time points at MATC:
• North on Howell Avenue to the MATC South Campus Drive entrance
• West (left) on MATC South Campus Drive
• Follow MATC South Campus Drive to the southwest towards Lot B
• Loop Lot B clockwise to the bus stop
• Reverse the routing back to Howell Avenue
• North (left) on Howell Avenue to regular route

Detour Route 19 via 20th Street - Due to Construction - May 31 (4 months)

DATE: Tuesday, May 31, 2016
DURATION: 4 months
AFFECTED AREA: Intersection of 13th & Forest Home Avenue

Due to construction in the intersection of 13th & Forest Home Avenue for the 13th

Street Reconstruction Project, the Route 19 via 20th Street Trips will detour as follows:

Northbound:
• Northeast on Forest Home Avenue to 14th Street
• North (left) on 14th Street
• East (right) on Mitchell Street to regular route

Southbound:
• Continue west on Mitchell Street to 14th Street
• South (left) on 14th Street
• Southwest (right) on Forest Home Avenue to regular route

Detour Route 31 Innovation Trips - State Street Closed - April 29 (6 months)

DATE: Immediately
DURATION: 6 months
AFFECTED AREA: State Street between Harmonee Ave and Wauwatosa Ave

Due to the closure of State Street between Wauwatosa Avenue and Harmonee Avenue for Phase 1 of the Village of Wauwatosa Redevelopment, the Route 31 Innovation Trips will detour as follows:

Eastbound: Continue northeast on Harmonee Avenue to Wauwatosa Avenue, south (right) to State Street, and east (left) to regular route.

Westbound: West on State Street to Wauwatosa Avenue, north (right) on Wauwatosa Avenue to Harmonee Avenue, southwest (left) on Harmonee Avenue to regular route.

Detour Route 43 Flyer - AM Trips - April 16 (6 months)

EFFECTIVE DATE: Saturday, April 16, 2016
DURATION: 6 Months
AFFECTED AREA: Hwy 100 entrance ramp to I-43/894 NB

Due to ramp closures for the Zoo Interchange Project the Route 43 Flyer AM trips will detour as follows:

Eastbound/Inbound from the Hales Corners Park-n-Ride Lot:
• North (right) on 108th Street
• East (right) on Layton Avenue
• Northeast (left) on Forest Home Avenue
• Northeast (right) on I-43/ I-894 East entrance ramp to regular route

Route 42U Bus Stops Added - April 11 (Permanent)

DATE: Monday, April 11, 2016
DURATION: Permanently
AFFECTED AREA: Port Washington Road & Green Tree Road

Effective Monday, April 11th, the Route 42U has been added to the existing northbound and southbound Route 63 stops on Port Washington Road & Green Tree Road, near-side.

Route 80 Bus Stop Temporarily Relocated - April 1 (Until Further Notice)

DATE: Friday, April 1, 2016
DURATION: Until Further Notice
AFFECTED AREA: South 6th Street & Harrison Avenue

Effective Friday, April 1st, the near-side northbound Route 80 bus stop on S. 6th Street at Harrison Avenue has been temporarily relocated far-side due to construction; the sidewalk at the near-side location will be inaccessible.

Operators are instructed to board and alight passengers for Route 80 at the temporary far-side bus stop until further notice.

PurpleLine Bus Stop Temporarily Relocated - March 29 (Until Further Notice)

DATE: Tuesday, March 29, 2016
DURATION: Until Further Notice
AFFECTED AREA: South 27th Street & Mangold Avenue

Due to road construction, the northbound PurpleLine bus stop on South 27th Street at College Avenue has been temporarily relocated one block north to Mangold Avenue, near-side.

Operators are instructed to board and alight passengers for Route 27 & the PurpleLine at the temporary stop on 27th St. at Mangold until further notice.

Route 23 Detour - Fond du Lac Avenue Reconstruction - March 29 (8 months)

EFFECTIVE DATE: Tuesday, March 29, 2016
DURATION: 8 Months
AFFECTED AREA: Fond du Lac Avenue between Capitol Drive and 68th Street

Due to the reconstruction of Fond du Lac Avenue between Capitol Drive and 68th Street the Route 23 will detour as follows:

Northbound:
• West (left) on Capitol Drive
• North (right) on 60th Street
• West (left) on Congress Street to regular route

Southbound:
• South (right) on 60th Street
• East (left) on Capitol Drive
• Southeast (right) on Fond du Lac Avenue to regular route

***Look for temporary stops added along Capitol Drive and 60th Street***

Route 80 Construction (35th and Toronto Trips ) - Southbound Bus Stops Discontinued - March 28 (5 months)

EFFECTIVE DATE: Monday, March 28, 2016
DURATION: 5 months
AFFECTED AREA: West side of Hopkins Street between Capitol Dr. and 27th St.

Due to the construction and sidewalk closure on the west side of Hopkins between Capitol Drive and 27th Street as part Century City Redevelopment Project, the following bus stops have been moved or discontinued for the duration of the project:

• Stop # 7096 in the turn lane on 31st Street (far side) at Capitol Drive will be moved to the Route 62 Stop on the island eastbound at 31st Street during construction. After making stop on the island, south (R) on 31st Street to regular route.

• Stop #7097 on Hopkins Street at Melvina Place will be discontinued during construction.

• Stop #7098 on Hopkins Street at Vienna Avenue will be discontinued during construction.

• Stop #7099 on Hopkins Street (one block north of 27th Street) will be discontinued during construction.

****Please note, the southbound stop at 27th Street will not be impacted by this project***

Route 31 Westbound Stop Discontinued across from Children's Court - March 21 (Permanent)

EFFECTIVE DATE: IMMEDIATELY
DURATION: PERMANENT CHANGE
ROUTE: 31

Due to the new free flow entrance ramps from the freeway onto westbound Watertown Plank Road, the former bus stop on the north side of Watertown Plank Road across from Children’s Court has been permanently discontinued.


Route 80 Detour - Construction Drexel Town Square - August 3 (Until further notice)

EFFECTIVE DATES: Monday, August 3, 2015
DURATION: Until further notice
AFFECTED AREA: Town Square Way between 6th Street and Susan Drive

Due to the partial Grand Opening of the Drexel Town Square Development, the Route 80 detour has been revised and will now detour as follows:


Southbound:
  • East (left) on Drexel Avenue
  • South (right) on Delco Drive
  • East (left) on Town Square Way
  • East (left) on Town Square Way/ Susan Drive
  • South (right) on Howell Avenue to regular route

Northbound:

  • West (left) on Susan Drive/ Town Square Way
  • North (right) on Town Square Way
  • North (right) on Delco Drive
  • West (left) on Drexel Avenue
  • North (right) on 6th Street to regular route

Note for UBUSes

Please note that this route runs during fall & spring semesters only. It does not run during the summer months.

Route 50 Service

Please note that this route is a school run and has very limited service. It does not run during the summer months.

Freeway Flyer & UBus Local Segment Policy Change

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.

Wisconsin Avenue Bus Stops

To view a detailed map of stops on Wisconsin Avenue, please click here.