Service Alerts

Route 40, 43, 46 AM Inbound Flyers Detour due to 1-794 Ramp Closures - Dec. 15th

DATE: Monday December 15, 2014                        
DURATION: Until further notice
AFFECTED AREA: I-794 eastbound, east of Plankinton Avenue
    
Due to all of the eastbound downtown exit ramps (east of Plankinton Avenue) closing  for the Hoan Bridge Project, the 40,43,46 AM inbound flyer trips will detour as follows:

Route 40,43,46 AM Inbound Flyer Trips  
    •    North on I-94/ I-43 to the Becher Street exit 312 A
    •    East (right) on Becher/ Bay Streets
    •    South (right) on access road (at Lenox Street) to Lincoln Avenue Viaduct (follow the westbound I-794 signs)
    •    East on Lincoln Avenue Viaduct
    •    South (right) on Lincoln Memorial Drive
    •    West (right) on Carferry Drive (follow the westbound I-794 signs)
    •    North (right) on I-794 west to Downtown
    •    Exit Lincoln Memorial Drive/ Michigan Street 1F
    •    West (left) on Michigan Avenue
    •    North (right) on Cass Street to regular route

Route 44 Westbound PM Flyers May Experience Delays

DATE: Effective 12/9/2014    
DURATION: Until further notice
AFFECTED AREA: I-94 Westbound at 68th Street                            
   
Due to I-94 Westbound lanes being reduced to two lanes for the Zoo Interchange Core Project at 68th Street, the Route 44 PM Flyer Trips may experience heavy traffic delays. If the freeway is backed up the detour is as follows: 

Route 44 Westbound PM Flyers
    •    Continue west on Wisconsin Ave at 17th Street
    •    South (left) on 76th Street to regular route

Holiday Exam Schedule - Routes 40U, 42U, 44U and 49U

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 Friday, December 12 through Friday, December 19, 2014.

Routes 40U, 44U and 49U will not operate after Friday, December 19, 2014 until next semester.

The last day Route 42U will run for the semester will be Thursday, December 18, 2014.

The Route 40U will run exam service starting on Tuesday, January 20, 2015 until Friday, January 23.

MATC routes will resume regular service for the spring semester on Tuesday, January 20, 2015, while UWM routes will resume regular service on Monday, January 26, 2015.

Route 79 Westbound PM Flyers Detour For 1-94 Congestion

DATE: Monday December 8, 2014      

DURATION: Until further notice
AFFECTED AREA:
I-94 Westbound at 68th Street                           

Due to I-94 Westbound lanes being reduced to two lanes for the Zoo Interchange Core Project at 68th Street, the Route 79 PM Flyer Trips may experience heavy traffic delays. If the freeway is backed up the detour is as follows: 

Route 79 Westbound PM Flyers

  • West on I-94
  • Exit Hwy 41 North 308 C
  • North on Hwy 41
  • Northwest (Left) on Lisbon Avenue
  • West (Left) on Burleigh Street to regular route

Routes 44, 44U & 76 Return to Regular Routing

We have been notified that the 76th Street Bridge construction (between Main and Greenfield) should be completed in the first week of December.

Since we have not been given a specific date and to reduce confusion, Routes 44, 44U & 76 will return to regular routing on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at pull out.

For your convenience, signs will be posted at affected temporary stops.

Thank you for riding the bus.

Eastbound Route 44U & 44X buses to run 6 minutes earlier during exam week

Effective Monday, November 24th, 2014, work in conjunction with the Hoan Bridge Project will affect Routes 44U and 44X.  All Route 44U and 44X eastbound buses will run 6 minutes earlier from the Hales Corners Park & Ride Lot.

Students, please take note that this change will also take place during exam week.


Routes 40, 43 & 46 Freeway Flyers to run 5 minutes earlier

Effective Monday, November 24th, due to work in conjunction with the Hoan Bridge Project, Routes 40, 43 & 46 Freeway Flyers will be running 5 minutes earlier for inbound AM trips only. No bus stops will be affected. We soon anticipate a detour to start due to the Hoan Bridge Project.

Sewer Construction Work on Vliet Route 33 Detour

EFFECTIVE DATE: Tuesday, November 11, 2014
DURATION: Until Further Notice
AFFECTED AREA: Vliet Street between 54th and 60thROUTE 33 DETOUR

Westbound to layover:

  • North (right) on 54th Street
  • West (right) on Washington Blvd
  • Layover on Washington Blvd facing west between 58th and 59th Street

Eastbound:

  • After the layover U-Turn at 59th and continue east on Washington Blvd
  • South (right) on 53rd  Street
  • East (left) on Vliet Street to regular route
 

*NOTE: Passengers can board the bus at 52nd and Vliet or 59th & Washington Blvd (where this bus lays over) in either direction

Bluemound Road Closed Route 85 Detour

EFFECTIVE DATE: Thursday October 16, 2014 at 12:01AM
DURATION: 8 Months
AFFECTED AREA: Bluemound Road between 95th and 97th, and 97th Street between Wisconsin Avenue and Bluemound Road
                                                        
Due to the closure of Bluemound Road and 97th Street over US 45 for the Zoo Interchange Project, the route 85 will detour as follows:

ROUTE 85 AM NORTHBOUND   
West on Bluemound Road, north (right) on 84th Street, west (left) on Wisconsin Avenue, south (left) on 99th Street, west (right) on Bluemound Road to regular route.

ROUTE 85 PM SOUTHBOUND   
East on Bluemound Road, north (left) on 98th Street, east (right) on Wisconsin Avenue, south (right) on 91st Street, east (left) on Bluemound Road to regular route.

Real-Time Info not available for Route 31

Due to the recent changes on Route 31, we need to make adjustments to the Real-Time Information on this route. We anticipate this route and other routes being available on Real-Time in the coming weeks. More information to come.

Routes 23 & 223 Detour Granville -Calumet

Effective Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Routes 23 and 223 will reverse the direction of their Granville-Calumet "loop". The Routes 23 and 223 will detour as follows:

Route 23 Northbound-+
  • Regular route north to Good Hope Road
  • West (L) to Granville Road
  • North (r) on Granville Road (just north of Everts Street)
Route 23 Southbound
  • North on Granville Road to Calumet Road
  • East (R) to 91st Street
  • South (R) on 91st Street to regular route
Route 223 Eastbound Only
  • Regular route to 91st and Calumet
  • South (L) on 91st to Good Hope Road
  • West (R) to Granville Road
  • North (R) to Granville Road

 

Route 10 Detour and Free Zone

Effective Monday, October 20, 2014 due to the closure of Bluemound Road and 97th Street over US 45 for the Zoo Interchange Project, the routes will detour.

Westbound From west on Wisconsin Avenue to 99th Street, south (L) to Bluemound Road, west (R) to regular route.

Eastbound From east on Bluemound Road to 98th Street, north (L) to Wisconsin Avenue, east to (R) regular route.

Pedestrian will not be required to pay a fare when boarding a Route 10 bus at and between these two bus stops:

  • Westbound at 92nd Street and Wisconsin Avenue (#518)
  • Eastbound at Bluemound Road and Zoo (#564)

However, if a transfer is requested the passenger must pay full fare.

Route 67 - Free Zone

Effective Monday, October 20, 2014 due to the closure of 84th Street at I-94, pedestrians can ride an MCTS Route 67 to get across the construction area. Pedestrians will not be required to pay a fare when boarding a Route 67 bus at these two bus stops:

  • Northbound at 84th Street & Walker Street
  • Southbound at Glenview Avenue and Bluemound Road

However, if a transfer is requested the passenger must pay full fare.

Route 31 Schedule Change and Return to Regular Routing

ATTENTION PASSENGERS OF ROUTE 31
STATE-HIGHLAND

Effective Sunday, October 19, 2014 Route 31 schedules changed as buses return to regular routing after the Watertown Plank Bridge has been reopened. Look for new schedules on buses and online.

Route 67 Detour – 84th Street Closed

DATE: Monday October 13, 2014                  
DURATION:
5 months
AFFECTED AREA: 84th Street under I-94

Due to construction on 84th Street under I-94 for the Zoo Interchange Project  the Route 67 Via 84th Street trips will detour as follows:

Northbound: West (left) on Schlinger Avenue, north (right) on 92nd Street, east (right) on Bluemound Road, north (left) on Glenview Avenue to regular route.

Southbound: West (right) on Bluemound Road, south (left) on 92nd Street, east (left) on Schlinger Avenue, south (right) on 84th Street to regular route.


Route 55 Bus Stop Moved

Effective October 1, 2014, bus stop (ID#5463) on 76th Street at Holmes Avenue has been moved north to bus stop (ID#9066) between Holmes Avenue and Barnard Avenue.

This allows further distance for our operators to safely change lanes to the eastbound turn onto Edgerton Avenue.

Route 44U Passenger Note

Attention 44U Passengers Only
Please note that after 6 pm, our service operates its whole regularly scheduled route (not just between UWM and 84th & Greenfield).

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.

Route 35/35th Street Bridge REOPENED

As of September 16th, the Route 35 bridge between Forest Home and Hayes is now OPEN in both directions.

The Northbound lanes have been reconfigured for travel in BOTH directions (north and south).

Updated RS Route Timetables (RS1, RS2 & RS3)

Effective Tuesday September 8th, 2014, Times for many of the RS routes have changed.

AFFECTED ROUTES: RS1 Southbound via Green Line, RS2 Westbound via Route 22, RS3 Eastbound via Route 60, RS3 Westbound via Route 60

Please see the following for the updated Route RS timetables:

 
RS1 Southbound via Green Line

Riverside

10000

Oakland @ North

1411

Water @ Wisconsin

632

Kinnickinnic @ Mitchell

2776

2:58

3:04

3:19

3:29

 

RS2 Westbound via Route 22

Riverside

10000

Center @ Holton

3747

Center @ Teutonia

268

Center @ 35th

3764

Center @ 60th

3777

2:58

3:04

3:13

3:23

3:32

 

 
RS3 Eastbound via Route 60

Burleigh @ 106th

5853

Burleigh @ 76th

5868

Burleigh @ 35th

5886

Burleigh @ 20th

5893

Humbolt @ Locust

4536

Kenwood @ Stowell

2536

6:40

6:47

6:59

7:04

7:16

7:24

 

RS3 Westbound via Route 60

Riverside


10000

Humbolt @ Locust

5779

Burleigh @ 20th


5795

Burleigh @ 35th


5802

Burleigh @ 76th


5821

Burleigh @ 106th


5836

Mayfair


4111

2:58

3:03

3:17

3:23

3:35

3:41

3:46

 

Route 88 Schedule Change

IMPORTANT SCHEDULE INFORMATION: Route 88 will operate the schedule below. The times just changed to better fit the school's schedule. AM times on printed schedules are NOT correct, but in the process of being updated. 


Notes:

B = Leaves from Allerton & Hatley 5 minutes before time shown.

C =  Operates only on Tuesday when school has late start.

Route 31 Printed Schedule Error

The correct Route 31 (State-Highland) printed schedules should have the effective date of JUNE 8, 2014. During the recent schedule change, incorrect Route 31 schedules were accidentally distributed. We apologize for this error. Online Route 31 schedules are correct.

UPDATED (12/3/14 - 4 PM) Rts. 33, 64, 76 will begin detour on 9/2/2014

UPDATED (11/12/14)  - We just received information that the construction plans on Vliet St. (beginning on 9/2/14) has changed.

REVISED DETOUR CHANGE For Routes 33, 64 & 76

Route 33 - UPDATED 11/12/14

WB: Vliet St., to North (R ) on 60th St., East (R ) on Washington Blvd., Layover on Washington Blvd. facing east between 59th and  60th Street

EB: After the layover, continue east on Washington Blvd. to 53rd Street, South (R) on 53rd Street, East (L) on Vliet to regular route.

 

Route 64 - UPDATED 11/12/14

NB to layover:
• Continue north on Hawley Road/55th Street to Washington Blvd
• West (left) on Washington Blvd to 59th Street
• U-Turn at 59th and layover facing eastbound on Washington Blvd farside at 59th Street
SB:
• After the layover, continue east on Washington Blvd to 55th Street/Hawley Road
• South (right) on 55th Street/Hawley Road to regular route

Route 76

NB: North on 68th St., on Milwaukee Ave., North (R ) on 68th St., East (R ) on Lloyd St., North (L) on 60th St. to regular routing.

SB: South on 60th St., West (R ) on Lloyd St., South (L) on 68th Street, East (L) on Milwaukee St., South (R ) on 68th St.

Route 52 Short Detour Starts 8/25/2014

Due to paving on 17th Ave the road will be closed between Milwaukee and Rawson and the

Route 52 will detour as follows:

Northbound: Continue north on 15th Avenue to regular route

New routes 6 and 279 start August 24/25

This new route begins service August 24/25, 2014.

44U & 49U begin service on Tuesday, September 2, 2014

44U & 49U begin service on Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Route 42U Starts Monday, August 25, 2014

Route 42U will begin service on Monday, August 25, 2014

Route 40U Begins Monday, August 25 and Runs an Exam Schedule

Route 40U will start running its EXAM schedule on Monday, August 25, 2014. Then, On September 2, it will start running its regular service.

Route 55 Service Extended to Hales Corners Effective 6/8/2014

Effective Sunday, June 8, 2014 Route 55 (Layton Avenue) will be extended between 76th Street and Hales Corner Park-Ride lot. Please check the route map and schedule for details.

New Routes Available on MCTS Real-Time!

The Real-Time beta test is now available for the following routes: Blue, Red, 10 12, 19, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 30, 31, 35, 44, 49, 57, 60, 62, 63, 67, 76, 79, 80, 143 & 223.

See exactly when your bus will arrive at your stop or set alerts so you know when to head out. Try it now by clicking here!

Route 80 Trips Eliminated Effective 4/14/14

Effective Monday, April 14, 2014 two Route 80 weekday, southbound AM trips will be eliminated. Eliminated trip details as well as alternative trips, are as follows:

Route 80 Southbound trip elimination:

Villard @ Sherman

8th @ Center

6th @ Wisconsin

6:52 AM

7:14 AM

7:27 AM

 
Passengers who utilize the above trip, can use this existing similar trip, which operates 3 minutes later:

Villard @Appleton

Villard @ Sherman

8th @ Center

6th @ Wisconsin

6th @ Mitchell

6th @ Layton

6:40 AM

6:55 AM

7:17 AM

7:30 AM

7:39 AM

7:53 AM

 

Route 80 Southbound trip elimination:

8th @ Center

6th @ Wisconsin

6th @ Mitchell

8:05 AM

8:18 AM

8:27 AM


Passengers who utilize the above trip, can use this existing similar trip, which operates one minute later:

Villard @Appleton

Villard @ Sherman

8th @ Center

6th @ Wisconsin

6th @ Mitchell

6th @ Layton

Airport

MATC - South Campus

7:29 AM

7:44 AM

8:06 AM

8:19 AM

8:28 AM

8:42 AM

8:49 AM

8:57 AM

 

UPDATED April 21! Route 76 Detour to Expand 4/23/2014

UPDATED APRIL 21, 2014! Please read carefully!
Effective Saturday, April 12, 2014 due to construction associated with the Zoo Interchange Project, a portion of 76th Street between Bluemound Road and Main Street closed and Route 76 buses (ONLY the 76th Street branch) were detoured.

Effective Wednesday, April 23, 2014
, due to an additional project along 76th Street between Main Street and National Avenue, Route 76 - 76th Street buses will follow Route 76 - 68th/70th Street bus routing between Bluemound Road and National Avenue.

Passengers will need to board the Route 76 at comparable stops located as follows:

Along 68th Street between Bluemound Road and 0’Connor Street (north of I-94)

Along 70th Street between Kearny Street and National Avenue (south of I-94)

Passengers boarding between Bluemound Road and National Avenue and traveling southbound should watch destination signs carefully as Route 76 – 68th/70th Street AND Route 76 - 76th Street buses will now be using the same stops.

Also during this time, pedestrians needing to travel over I-94 will not be required to pay a fare when boarding any Route 76 bus between Bluemound Road and Main Street. This is to help ensure public safety, accessibility and mobility during the Zoo Interchange Project and is sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Please note if a transfer is requested the passenger must pay full fare.

Please note: The detoured portion south of Main Street on 76th Street is a separate construction project, so it is NOT included in the “Free Ride” zone.

To view a detailed map of affected stops please click here.

Route 79 Trip Adjustment Effective 3/3/2014

Effective Monday, March 3, 2014, one PM trip on Route 79 will be adjusted to better serve passengers. New trip times are as follows:

PM TRIPS FROM DOWNTOWN:

Downtown Transit Center

Wis Ave &
Cass

9th &
Wis Ave

Wis Ave &
16th

Burleigh Lot

Pilgrim Park-Ride Lot

Appleton &
Garfield

Appleton &
Good Hope

Good Hope Lot

5:09 PM

5:11 PM

5:22 PM

5:24 PM

5:38 PM

6:03 PM

6:07 PM

6:14 PM

6:17 PM

Route 28 No-Fare Zone During Construction Effective 3/2/2014

Beginning Sunday, March 2, 2014 due to construction on 108th Street (Hwy 100), individuals needing to travel on 108th Street between Bluemound Road and Theodore Trecker Way will not be required to pay a fare while on a Route 28 bus. This is to help ensure public safety, accessibility and mobility during the project and sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Please note if a transfer is requested the passenger must pay full fare.

Route 28 buses will not detour at this time, however delays may be possible. Please watch for signs in the area and click here to view a map.

Route 79 Schedule Correction Effective 12/8/2013

On the printed Route 79 schedule with an effective date of December 8, 2013, there is a misprint. The 7:57am time listed under weekdays to Downtown (Eastbound) should read 7:37 am. Please note the online version of that schedule is correct. We apologize for any confusion and we thank you for riding with us.

Route 27 Detour Update Effective 11/4/2013

Effective Monday, November 4, 2013, (this start date is dependent on weather) due to construction, 27th Street is going to be closed SOUTHBOUND between Highland and St. Paul and the Route 27 will detour as follows:

East on Highland to 26th Street, south to Wisconsin Avenue, west to 28th Street, south to St. Paul, east to 27th Street, south to regular route.

Please note that NORTHBOUND Route 27 buses will return to regular routing on 27th Street once southbound is closed.

Route 79 Watertown Plank Park-Ride Lot Closure 11/4/2013

Effective November 4, 2013, due to the closure of Watertown Plank Park-Ride Lot for construction in conjunction with the Zoo Interchange project, Route 79 will serve a new park-ride lot, just north of Burleigh Street, east of US Hwy 45 and west of 114th Street at the Mayfair Collection. To get to the new lot, take US Hwy 45 north to Exit 43.

Passengers may also use Route 44 (National Flyer) service from the State Fair Park-Ride Lot, located on 76th Street at Kearney. To get there take I-94 east to Exit 306 (84th Street).

For more information regarding the Zoo Interchange project from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, please visit zoointerchange.wi.gov


Routes 80 and GreenLine Bus Stop Relocation at Airport Effective 10/28/2013

Effective Monday, October 28, 2013 due to remodeling of the baggage claim area at Mitchell International Airport, the bus stop for Route 80 and the GreenLine will be relocated until further notice. The new stop with be at the north end of the ticketing drive, just north of the US Airways area.

Route 64 Bus Stop Changes at Southridge Effective 11/1/2013

Effective Friday, November 1, 2013, Route 64 will no longer serve the bus stop location near Sears at Southridge. The stop will be moved to the existing Route 46 stop near Pyramax Bank. Please note that Route 64 buses will now layover on Grange Avenue east of Northway BEFORE reaching Southridge.
We are currently working to provide a better solution for service near Southridge and we will update passengers of any changes during the process. Please watch for signs in the area and click here to see a detailed map. Note that all other Route 64 stops in the area will continue to be served as usual.

Route 46 Stop Moved Near Southridge Effective 11/1/2013

Effective Friday, November 1, 2013, Route 46 buses will no longer be permitted to stop on Southridge property. The Route 46 stop will be removed from its current location near Pyramax Bank. See the following new and existing alternate stop locations and a detailed map here.

On 76th Street at: Grange Avenue, Martin Luther High School (MLHS) and Edgerton Avenue

On Grange Avenue at: Northway and 76th Street

Route 54 Bus Stop Change Effective 8/25/2013

Effective Sunday, August 25, 2013 the Route 54 will no longer stop in the Pick ‘n Save lot at 108th and Cleveland until further notice. Nearby Route 54 stops are as follows:

Westbound: at 10740 W. National (near Office Max)
Eastbound: on 108th St. at Cleveland

Signs will be posted in the area to assist passengers. We apologize for any inconvenience

RedLine and RS4 Bus Stop Change Effective 8/25/2013

Effective Sunday, August 25, 2013 the RedLine and RS4 Routes will have a bus stop change until further notice. The bus stop that is currently located at the west end of the route (Capitol Drive and 124th Street) will be moved across the parking lot to the front of Pick ‘N Save. Signs will be posted at the new bus stop. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Route 49U Bus Stop Change Effective 9/3/2013

Effective Tuesday, September 3, 2013 the 49U will no longer serve the Green Bay Road Park-Ride Lot. Please use the Brown Deer East Park-Ride Lot, on Brown Deer Rd., west of I-43. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Route 35 (35th Street) Southbound - Detour Effective 7/2/2013

Effective:
Tuesday, July 2 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Wednesday, July 3 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Friday, July 5 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

AFFECTED AREA: 35th Street between Scott and Greenfield Avenue (SOUTHBOUND ONLY)

Due to sewer work in the southbound lanes of 35th Street between Scott and Greenfield
Avenue the southbound Route 35 (35th Street) will detour as follows:

West (R) on National to 40th street, south (L) to Greenfield Avenue, east (L) to 35th street, south (R) to regular route.

During the detour, the southbound bus stops located on 35th Street at Scott, and on 35th Street and Greenfield Avenue will not be served.

Please board buses on 35th Street at National Avenue or on the southwest corner on 35th Street at Greenfield Avenue.

We apologize for this inconvenience.

Special Message Regarding School Routes

Please note Routes 50, 85, 87, 88 and 89 ONLY operate while school is in session.

Wisconsin Avenue Bus Stops

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