Service Alerts

Route 21, 22, 60, 40U, 44U, 49U, RedLine & GoldLine Detour - Presidential Debate UWM - February 10 (2 days)

DATE: Thursday, February 10, 2016
DURATION: 6:00 AM on Wednesday, February 10th through Friday, February 12th at 12:00 PM (Noon)
AFFECTED AREA: Kenwood Blvd between Downer Avenue and Maryland Avenue

Due to the PBS Democratic Presidential Debates being held at UWM and the closure of Kenwood Boulevard, Routes 21, 22, 60, 40U, 44U, 49U, RedLine and GoldLine will detour as follows:

ROUTE 21 & 22:
Eastbound: Continue north on Downer and layover on Downer, north of Kenwood, at Hampshire

Westbound: After layover, north on Downer to Hartford, west (left) on Hartford, south (left) on Maryland to regular route

GOLDLINE:
Eastbound: North on Downer to Locust, west (left) on Locust, north (right) on Maryland to regular route 

Westbound: Regular route

REDLINE:
Eastbound: South on Downer to Hampshire and layover in the 40U, 44U, 49U bus stop

Westbound: After layover continue south on Downer to Locust, west (right) on Locust, north (right) on Maryland to regular rt.

ROUTE 60:
Eastbound: South on Downer to Hampshire and layover in the 40U, 44U, 49U bus stop

Westbound: After layover continue south on Downer to Locust, west (right) on Locust, north (right) on Maryland, west (left) on Kenwood to regular route

ROUTE 40U:
Northbound: Continue south on Downer to Locust, west (right) on Locust, north (right) on Maryland, west (left) on Kenwood and layover on Kenwood farside between Kenwood and Frederick

Southbound: Regular route

ROUTE 44U:
Eastbound: West on Kenwood to Downer, south (left) on Downer to Locust, west (right) on Locust, north (right) on Maryland, west (left) on Kenwood and layover on Kenwood farside between Kenwood and Frederick

Westbound: Regular route

ROUTE 49U:
Southbound: Regular route

Northbound: After layover continue south on Downer to Locust, west (right) on Locust, north (right) on Maryland, west (left) on Kenwood to regular route

Route 76 Bus Stop Relocated - February 1 (Permanent)

DATE: Monday, February 1, 2016
DURATION: Permanent
AFFECTED AREA: Brown Deer & 91st Street

Effective Monday, February 1st, the far-side southbound Route 76 bus stop on Brown Deer Road at 91st Street, has been relocated approximately 120 feet to the east.

Operators are instructed to board and alight passengers for Route 76 at the newly installed bus stop from this point forward.

GoldLine Bus Stops Added - February 1 (Permanent)

DATE: Monday, February 1, 2016
DURATION: Permanent
AFFECTED AREA: Prospect & Juneau

Effective Monday, February 1st, new GoldLine bus stops have been added for northbound and southbound trips on Prospect & Juneau, Near-side.

Operators are instructed to board and alight passengers for the GoldLine at these stops from this point forward.

Route 30/30X Bus Stop Discontinued - February 1 (Permanent)

DATE: Monday, February 1, 2016
DURATION: Permanent
AFFECTED AREA: Vliet & Highland

Effective Monday, February 1st, the bus stop on Vliet Street at Highland Boulevard on the island, has been discontinued for Routes 30/30X eastbound trips. Please instruct passengers to board and alight one block to the east at 40th Street.

Operators are instructed not to board or alight passengers for Routes 30 or 30X at this stop from this point forward.

Route 15/52 Bus Stop Added - February 1 (Permanent)

DATE: Monday, February 1, 2016
DURATION: Permanent
AFFECTED AREA: KK & Potter

Effective Monday, February 1st, a new Route 15/52 bus stop has been established northbound on KK & Potter, Far-side.


Operators are instructed to board and alight passengers for Routes 15 and 52 at this stop from this point forward.

Route 60 Bus Stop Discontinued - Westbound Trips ONLY - January 25 (Permanent)

DATE: Monday, January 25, 2016
DURATION: Permanent
AFFECTED AREA: 2948 North Mayfair Road

Effective Monday, January 25th, the following bus stop has been discontinued For Westbound Trips Only:

Westbound
- Route 60 - Mayfair & N2948 - Stop #4187

Operators are instructed not to board or alight passengers for westbound Route 60 trips at this stop from this point forward. 

Route 15 Bus Stops Discontinued - January 18 (Permanent)

DATE: Monday, January 18, 2016
DURATION: Permanent
AFFECTED AREA: Milwaukee St. @ Clybourn; Port Washington @ Estabrook

Effective Monday, January 18th, the following bus stops have been discontinued:

Northbound
- Route 15 - Port Washington & Estabrook - Stop #6556
- Route 15 - Milwaukee & Clybourn - Stop #1227

Southbound
- Route 15 - Milwaukee & Clybourn - Stop #1057

Operators are instructed not to board or alight passengers for Routes 15 at these stops from this point forward.

Route 57 & GreenLine Bus Stop Temporarily Relocated - January 11 (Until Further Notice)

DATE: Monday, January 11, 2016
DURATION: Until Further Notice
AFFECTED AREA: Northbound stop on Water at Wells

Effective Monday, January 11th, due to foundation work on Milwaukee City Hall, the far-side northbound Route 57/GreenLine bus stop, on Water Street at Wells Street has been temporarily relocated south, to the near-side island location. The temporary stop will be front door discharge only.

Operators are instructed to board and alight passengers for Route 57/GreenLine at the new temporary near-side stop on Water Street at Wells Street from this point forward.

Route 48 Bus Stops Relocated - January 11 (Permanent)

DATE: Monday, January 11, 2016
DURATION: Permanent
AFFECTED AREA: Packard & Kimberly Northbound & Southbound

Effective Monday, January 11th, the mid-block northbound and southbound Route 48 bus stops between Ramsey and Kimberly, have been relocated a block south to Kimberly Avenue near-side.

Operators are instructed to board and alight passengers for Route 48 at the new near-side stops on Packard at Kimberly from this point forward.

Route 54 & 56 Bus Stops Discontinued - January 11 (Permanent)

DATE: Monday, January 11, 2016
DURATION: Permanent
AFFECTED AREA: Burnham Street at 50th, 52nd, 54th, 63rd and 66th

Effective Monday, January 11th, the following bus stops have been discontinued:

Eastbound
- Route 54/56 - 5017 West Burnham – Stop #2303
- Route 54/56 - Burnham & 54th Street – Stop #2308
- Route 54 - 66th Street & Burnham – Stop #2463

Westbound
- Route 54/56 - Burnham & 52nd Street – Stop #2286
- Route 54/56 - Burnham & 54th Street – Stop #2288
- Route 54 - Burnham & 63rd Street – Stop #7825
- Route 54 - Burnham & 66th Street – Stop #2438

Operators are instructed not to board or alight passengers for Routes 54 and 56 at these stops from this point forward.

Route 40,43,46 & 44U PM Detour - I-794 WB Ramp Closed at Lincoln Memorial Drive - January 11 (9 months)

DATE: Monday, January 11, 2016
DURATION: 9 Months
AFFECTED AREA: I-794 westbound entrance ramp at Lincoln Memorial Drive

Due to the closure of the I-794 westbound entrance ramp at Lincoln Memorial Drive for the Lakefront Gateway Project, routes 40, 43, and 46 PM outbound flyers will detour as follows:

Route 40, 43, 46 PM Outbound Flyer Trips
• After the DTTC stop continue east on Michigan Street
• South (right) on Lincoln Memorial Drive
• West (right) on Clybourn Street
• South (left) at Jackson Street to the I-794 West entrance ramp and regular route

The Route 44U outbound will detour as follows:

Route 44U Outbound Trip
• South on Lincoln Memorial Drive to Clybourn Street
• West (right) on Clybourn Street
• South (left) at Jackson Street to the I-794 West entrance ramp and regular route

Route 40,43,46 & 44U PM Detour - I-794 WB Ramp Closed at Lincoln Memorial Drive - January 11 (9 months)

DATE: Monday, January 11, 2016
DURATION: 9 Months
AFFECTED AREA: I-794 westbound entrance ramp at Lincoln Memorial Drive

Due to the closure of the I-794 westbound entrance ramp at Lincoln Memorial Drive for the Lakefront Gateway Project, routes 40, 43, and 46 PM outbound flyers will detour as follows:

Route 40, 43, 46 PM Outbound Flyer Trips
• After the DTTC stop continue east on Michigan Street
• South (right) on Lincoln Memorial Drive
• West (right) on Clybourn Street
• South (left) at Jackson Street to the I-794 West entrance ramp and regular route

The Route 44U outbound will detour as follows:

Route 44U Outbound Trip
• South on Downer Avenue to Kenwood Boulevard
• West (right) on Kenwood Boulevard
• South (left) on Oakland Avenue
• West (right) on Locust Street
• South (left) on 8th Street to the I-43 South on ramp
• South (left) to I-43 South
• West (right) Exit 72D I-94 West to regular route

Route 31 Bus Stop Temporarily Relocated to Near Side - January 6 (Until further notice)

DATE: Wednesday, January 6, 2016
DURATION: Until further notice
AFFECTED AREA: Westbound Bus Stop on State St. at 74th St.

Effective Wednesday, January 6th, the westbound Route 31 bus stop on State Street at 74th Street has been temporarily relocated near-side, due to a long-term building construction project adjacent to the far-side stop.

Operators are instructed to board and alight passengers for Route 31 at the new near-side stop from this point forward until further notice.

Route 85 & 21 Detour - Center Street Closure - January 4 (8 months)

Effective January 4th, 2016, due to the Center Street Closure for the Zoo Interchange Core Project, the pickup and drop off location for the Route 85 & 21 that service Wauwatosa West & Whitman will be temporarily relocated to 113th & Locust (see map).

Also please note the schedule change below.

Route 85 Northbound

70th & Bluemound

Bluemound & Glenview

Bluemound & N. 106th

N. 124th & Watertown

113th & Locust

Mayfair & Congress

Courtland & N. 118th

Capitol & N. 100th

92nd & Hampton

7:14 am

7:16 am

7:23 am

7:30 am

7:40 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2:46 pm* B

2:53 pm

2:57 pm

3:09 pm

 

 

 

 

 

2:46 pm* A

3:03 pm

3:07 pm

3:19 pm

3:24 pm

 

 

 

 

3:46 pm* B

3:53 pm

3:57 pm

4:09 pm

 

 

 

 

 

3:46 pm* A

4:03 pm

4:07 pm

4:19 pm

4:24 pm

A - Loads Eastbound at 113th & Locust.  Operates via Burleigh, Mayfair, Hampton, 118th, Courtland, 117th, Derby, 118th, Hampton, 100th, Capitol, 92nd to Hampton.

 B - Loads Eastbound at 113th & Locust.  Operates via Burleigh, Mayfair, Hampton, 118th, Courtland, 117th, Derby, 118th, Hampton to 100th & Capitol.
*Please note: All PM buses will load at 113th & Locust until the time shown.

Route 85 Southbound

92nd & Glendale

Capitol & N. 100th

Courtland & N. 118th

Mayfair & Congress

113th & Locust

N. 124th & Watertown

Bluemound & N. 106th

Bluemound & Glenview

70th & Bluemound

7:14 am

7:19 am

7:27 am

7:31 am

7:40 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2:46 pm*

2:58 pm

3:06 pm

3:13 pm

3:16 pm

 

 

 

 

3:46 pm*

3:58 pm

4:06 pm

4:13 pm

4:16 pm

*Please note: All PM buses will load at 113th & Locust until the time shown.

Route 21 Westbound

Kenwood & Stowell

Prospect & North

MLK & North

North & Fond du Lac

Sherman & North

76th & North

Mayfair

113th & Locust

6:35 am E

6:42 am

6:51 am

6:58 am

7:06 am

7:17 am

7:26 am F

7:33 am

E – Operates to Wauwatosa High School\Whitman Middle School on school days only.
F – Continues to Wauwatosa\Whitman when school is in session.

Route 21 Eastbound

113th & Locust

76th & North

Sherman & North

35th & North

2:46 pm* B

3:04 pm

3:16 pm

3:20 pm

3:46 pm* C

4:04 pm

4:16 pm

4:20 pm

B - Operates Wednesdays when Wauwatosa \ Whitman school is in session.
C - Operates Mon. Tues. Thur. Fri. when Wauwatosa \ Whitman school is in session (not Wednesday.)
*Please note: All PM buses will load at 113th & Locust until the time shown.



Due to the closure of Center Street between 111th Street and 116th Street for the Center Street Bridge reconstruction over I-41 for the Zoo Interchange Project, Routes 85 and 21 that serve Wauwatosa West/ Whitman will detour as follows:

AM Route 85 Southbound: South on Mayfair Road to Burleigh Street, west (right) on Burleigh Street, south (left) on 114th Street, east (left) on Locust Street, and discharge the students at the temporary stop located east of 114th and Locust.

AM Route 85 Northbound: Continue north on 124th Street to Burleigh Street, east (right) on Burleigh Street, south (right) 114th Street, east (left) on Locust Street, and discharge the students at the temporary stop located east of 114th and Locust.

AM Route 21 Westbound: West on Center Street (mall exit) to Mayfair Road, north (right) on Mayfair Road, west (left) on Burleigh Street, south (left) on 114th Street, east (left) on Locust Street, and discharge the students at the temporary stop located east of 114th and Locust.

PM Pullouts to 113th and Locust: West on Burleigh Street, south (left) on 114th Street, east (left) on Locust Street, and load the students at the temporary stops located east of 114th and Locust. 

PM Route 85 Northbound: 
East on Locust Street to 112th Street, north (left) on 112th Street, east (right) on Burleigh Street, north (left) on Mayfair Road to regular route.

PM Route 85 Southbound: East on Locust Street to 112th Street, north (left) on 112th Street, west (left) on Burleigh Street, south (left) on 124th Street to regular route.

PM Route 21 Eastbound: East on Locust Street to 112th Street, north (left) on 112th Street, east (right) on Burleigh Street, south (right) on Mayfair Road, east (left) on North Avenue to regular route.


 

Route 79 & 279 Monomonee Falls Industrial Park Shuttle Service Change - December 13

EFFECTIVE: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2015

The Route 79 & 279 routing at the Pilgrim Road Park & Ride Lot has been modified. Recent construction is now complete. The bus stop and shelter are now facing southward.

Enter the Park & Ride Lot from Megal Drive – Northwest (R) into lot – continue to bus stop. When leaving lot – continue northwest to Tipp Street – South (L) to Megal Drive – East (L) to Pilgrim Road to regular route.

Route 23 Bus Stop Eliminated - December 2

DATE: Wednesday, December 2, 2015
DURATION: Permanent
AFFECTED AREA: Southbound Bus Stop on N. 91st Street and Rochelle.

Effective Wednesday, December 2nd, the southbound Route 23 bus stop on North 91st Street at Rochelle Avenue has been eliminated.

Operators are instructed not to board or alight passengers for Route 23 at this stop from this point forward.

Route 80 Bus Stops Reinstated - December 2

DATE: Wednesday, December 2, 2015
DURATION: Permanent
AFFECTED AREA: South 6th at Grant Street

Effective Wednesday, December 2nd, the northbound and southbound Route 80 near-side bus stops, on South 6th Street at Grant Street have been reinstated.

Route 15 Bus Stop Relocated Far-Side - December 2

DATE: Wednesday, December 2, 2015
DURATION: Permanent
AFFECTED AREA: Southbound Bus Stop on Holton St. at North Ave.

Effective Wednesday, December 2nd, the southbound Route 15 bus stop on Holton Street at North Avenue has been relocated far-side.

Routes 12, 30, 30X, 31, 137, 143, GoldLine - Bus Stops Temporarily Moved - November 16

EFFECTIVE DATE: Monday, November 16, 2015
DURATION: 1 Month
AFFECTED AREA: Westbound stop on Wisconsin at Plankinton

Due to construction and installation of a new marquee and sign on the Riverside Theater, the westbound stop in front of the Riverside Theater on Wisconsin Avenue at Plankinton Avenue will be moved farside. The temporary stop will be located just west of Mo’s Irish Pub (152 West Wisconsin Ave).

Route 23 & BlueLine Bus Stops Added - November 10

DATE: Tuesday, November 10th, 2015
DURATION: Permanent
AFFECTED AREA: W. Mitchell Street at S. 68th Street

Effective Tuesday, November 10th, both the Route 23 and BlueLine have been added to the existing Route 76 bus stop on the southwest corner of Mitchell Street at 68th Street.

Operators are instructed to board and alight passengers for Route 23, BlueLine and Route 76 at this stop from this point forward.

Route 276 - Bus Stop Relocated - November 9

DATE: Monday, November 9, 2015
DURATION: Permanent
AFFECTED AREA: Northbound Bus Stop at Cherrywood Lane

Effective Monday, November 9th, the northbound Route 276 bus stop on Green Bay Road at Cherrywood Lane has been relocated.

• Stop #2423, just north of Cherrywood Lane, will only be used as the layover location for Route 12.

• Stop #2422, just south of Cherrywood Lane, will now be shared by both Routes 49 and 276.

Operators are instructed to board and alight passengers for Route 276 at the new stop from this point forward.

Detour Routes 12, 31, 40, 43, 44, 46, 48, 79, 137 - Cass Street Closed - October 29 (through Feb, 2016)

DATE: Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 7:00 PM
APPROXIMATE TIME: Through approx. Feb, 2016
AFFECTED AREA: Cass Street between Wisconsin Avenue and Michigan Street

Due to the reconstruction of Cass Street between Wisconsin Avenue and Michigan Street, routes 12, 31, 40, 43, 44, 46, 48, 79, and 137 will detour as follows:

ROUTES 12, 31, 137
EASTBOUND: 
East on Wisconsin Avenue to Jackson Street, south (R) on Jackson Street, east (L) on Michigan Street to regular route

WESTBOUND: Continue north on Van Buren Street to Wisconsin Avenue, west (L) on Wisconsin Avenue to regular route

ROUTES 40, 43, 46
A.M. INBOUND:
 
Continue north on Van Buren Street to Wisconsin Avenue, west (L) on Wisconsin Avenue to regular route

P.M. OUTBOUND: 
East on Wisconsin Avenue to Jackson Street, south (R) on Jackson Street, east (L) on Michigan Street to regular route

ROUTE 48
A.M. INBOUND: 
Continue west on Michigan Street to Van Buren Street, north (R) on Van Buren Street, west (L) on Wisconsin Avenue to regular route

P.M. OUTBOUND: East on Wisconsin Avenue to Jackson Street, south (R) on Jackson Street, east (L) on Michigan Street to regular route

ROUTE 44,79
A.M. INBOUND: East on Wisconsin Avenue to Jackson Street, south (R) on Jackson Street, east (L) on Michigan Street to regular route

P.M. OUTBOUND: Continue north on Van Buren Street to Wisconsin Avenue, west (L) on Wisconsin Avenue to regular route


****NOTE, TEMPORARY STOPS ADDED FOR ALL AFFECTED ROUTES:

EASTBOUND: MID-BLOCK BETWEEN JEFFERSON STREET AND JACKSON STREET

WESTBOUND: MID-BLOCK BETWEEN VAN BUREN STREET AND JACKSON STREET

Route 30-30X Bus Stop Temporarily Relocated

DATE: Immediately
DURATION: Until Further Notice
AFFECTED AREA: Northbound Bus Stop on Van Buren at Wisconsin Far-side

As a reminder, the northbound Route 30/30X bus stop on Van Buren at

Wisconsin Avenue is temporarily discontinued, due to construction at the NML tower. The bus stop was relocated to Van Buren at Mason Street far-side. Operators are reminded to board and alight passengers for Route 30/30X at this stop, until further notice.

Route 79 Park & Ride Lot - New Location - September 8

Effective September 8, 2015, the new Watertown Plank Road Park & Ride Lot will open at the intersection of Watertown Plank Road and Swan Boulevard. 

Please note: as of September 8th, the Route 79 will no longer stop at Mayfair Collection and will instead stop at the new Watertown Plank Park & Ride Lot.

Route 80 Bus Stop Added at MATC South Campus - August 5

EFFECTIVE DATE: Wednesday, August 5, 2015
DURATION: Permanent
Affected Area: MATC South Campus Drive and College Avenue

Effective immediately, one Route 80 bus stop (#3972) has been added on the southeast corner of MATC South Campus Drive at College Avenue for northbound weekday trips only.

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.

GoldLine Free Ride Zone on Bluemound & Wisconsin - May 26 - Until Further Notice

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately
DURATION: Until further notice
EFFECTIVE 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. 

• With the closing of the Wisconsin Avenue Bridge, drivers 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 need a transfer when boarding in this area, you can pay on the bus you are transferring to.

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.