Service Alerts

Routes 19, 23 & BlueLine - Train Detour - January 10 (8:30 am - 4:30 pm)

Due to construction on the Water Street Bridge, Routes 19, 23 & the BlueLine will be on detour between Seebtoh & Erie. 

Route 61 Detour - Construction on Falls Parkway - January 18 & 19 (7 am - 3 pm)

The Route 61 will detour due to light installation on Falls Parkway between Water St & County Line Rd on January 18th & 19th from 7 am - 3 pm each day.

Route 31 - State Street Trips - January 6th

With the road construction reaching completion in Wauwatosa, the Route 31 will return to regular routing along State Street effective with the first run of Friday, January 6th, 2017.

Route 31 Detour - Construction at 17th & Highland - January 2 (1 month)

Effective Monday, January 2, 2017, the Route 31 will detour from Highland Avenue between 17th & 20th Streets due to a sewer project. Use stops along State Street.

Holiday Schedule - Monday after New Year's Day

Effective Monday, January 2nd, 2017, MCTS will be running a Sunday schedule on all routes. Freeway Flyers will not be running on those days.

MATC & UWM Holiday/Exam Schedule - Routes 40U, 42U, 44U & 49U - December 15-January 22

Due to exams and the upcoming winter breaks at UWM and MATC, please read the following important information regarding UBUS Service: 

Routes 40U, 44U and 49U will be running an exam schedule starting Thursday, December 15 through Friday, December 23, 2016. 

Routes 40U, 42U, 44U and 49U will not operate after Friday, December 23, 2016 until next semester. 

MATC Route 42U
will resume service for the spring semester on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, while Route 40U will run on an exam schedule through Friday, January 20, 2017. The Route 40U will resume regular service on Monday, January 23, 2017.

 UWM Routes 44U & 49U
will resume regular service on Monday, January 23, 2017.

Route 80 - 6th Street - December 12

The Route 80 will begin regular routing through the Drexel Town Square in Oak Creek starting with the first trip on Monday, December 12th.

Bus Stop for Routes 40, 43, 46 & 49 Temporarily Discontinued - October 25 - Until Further Notice

Date: Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Duration:  Until further notice
Affected Area: Eastbound stop in front of the Downtown Transit Center/833 E. Michigan Street - Stop #7709

Due to the destruction of the Downtown Transit Center, the eastbound stop on Michigan between Cass and Lincoln Memorial Drive for the routes 40, 43, 46, and 48 will be temporarily discontinued. In the meantime, passengers will be directed to board eastbound at Cass & Wisconsin. 


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. 

Routes 48 & 88 Detour - 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***

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.

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.