Service Alerts

Detour Routes 30, 30X, 40U, 44U, 49U, 60, GoldLine - UWM Streetfest - September 9 (4 pm - Midnight)

DATE: Friday, September 9, 2016
DURATION: 4:00 PM to 12 Midnight
AFFECTED AREA: Hartford Avenue between Downer and Maryland Avenues

Due to the UWM “Streetfest” event, the Routes 30/30X, 40U, 44U, 49U, 60, & GoldLine will detour as follows:

EASTBOUND ON HARTFORD
ROUTES 60, 40U, 44U, AND 49U:
• East on Hartford Avenue to Maryland Avenue
• North (left) on Maryland Avenue**
• East (right) on Edgewood Avenue
• South (right) on Downer Avenue to regular route
**Look for temporary stop in front of Sandburg Hall at the 30/30X/Gold/Red stop

WESTBOUND AFTER LAYOVER
ROUTES 30/30X AND GOLDLINE:
• South on Downer Avenue to Kenwood Boulevard
• West (right) on Kenwood Boulevard***
• South (left) on Maryland Avenue to regular route
***Look for temporary stop in front of the Student Union at the 21/22/60/49U stop

Detour Routes 30, 30X, RedLine & GoldLine - UWM Fall Housewarming Festival - September 7 (11 am - 9 pm)

DATE: Wednesday, September 7, 2016
DURATION: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM (when barricaded or notified)
AFFECTED AREA: Maryland Avenue between Hartford Avenue and Kenwood Boulevard

30/30X
Eastbound Only: 
From north on Maryland, west (left) on Kenwood, north (right) on Oakland, east (right) on Hartford, north (left) on Maryland to Layover*.

REDLINE
Westbound Only: 
From Layover, continue west on Kenwood, north (right) on Oakland, east (right) on Hartford, north (left) on Maryland to regular route.

GOLDLINE
EastboundFrom west on Kenwood at Maryland, continue west on Kenwood, north (right) on Oakland, east (right) on Hartford, north (left) on Maryland to Layover*.

Westbound: From west on Hartford at Maryland, continue west on Hartford, south (left) on Oakland, east (left) on

Detour Routes 14 & 17 - Festival Caliente - September 5 (8 am - midnight)

DATE: Monday, September 5, 2016
DURATION: 8:00 AM to 12:00 Midnight
AFFECTED AREA: 16th Street/Ceasar Chavez Drive between Pierce Street and National Avenue

Due to the “Festival Caliente” event, the Routes 14 and 17 will detour as follows:

ROUTE 14 Northbound/ROUTE 17 Westbound:
• From north on Cesar Chavez Drive/16th Street, east (right) on National Avenue
• North (left) on 12th Street
• West (left) on Pierce Street
• North (right) on 16th Street to regular route

ROUTE 14 Southbound/ROUTE 17 Eastbound:
• From South on 16th Street, east (left) on Pierce Street
• South (right) on 12th Street
• West (right) on National Avenue
• South (left) on Cesar Chavez Drive/16th 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.

Detour Route 15 - St. Francis Days Parade - September 3 (10:30 am - 1:00 pm)

DATE: Saturday, September 3, 2016
DURATION: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
AFFECTED AREA: Kinnickinnic Avenue between Howard and Lunham Avenues

Due to the “St. Francis Days” Parade, the Route 15 will detour as follows:

SOUTHBOUND:
• From south on Kinnickinnic Avenue, west (right) on Crawford Avenue
• South (left) on Pennsylvania Avenue
• East (left) on Van Norman Avenue
• South (right) on Kinnickinnic Avenue to regular route

NORTHBOUND:
• From north on Kinnickinnic Avenue, west (left) on Van Norman Avenue
• North (right) on Pennsylvania Avenue
• East (right) on Crawford Avenue
• North (left) on Kinnickinnic Avenue to regular route

Detour Routes 40U, 44U, 49U, 60 & the RedLine - UWM "University Welcome" Event - September 2 (3:30 pm - 6:15 pm)

DATE: Friday, September 2, 2016
DURATION: 3:30 PM until 6:15 PM (when barricaded or notified)
AFFECTED AREA: Downer Avenue between Hartford Avenue and Kenwood Boulevard

Due to the UWM “University Welcome” event, the Routes 40U, 44U, 49U, 60, and RedLine will detour as follows:

ROUTE 40U Northbound Only: From east on Hartford, north (left) on Downer, east (right) on Edgewood, south (right) on Lake Drive, west (right) on Kenwood to regular route Layover.

ROUTE 44U Westbound Only: From east on Hartford, north (left) on Downer, east (right) on Edgewood, south (right) on Lake Drive, east (left) on Kenwood to regular route.

ROUTE 49U Eastbound Only: From east on Hartford, north (left) on Downer, east (right) on Edgewood, south (right) on Lake Drive, west (right) on Kenwood. Layover on Kenwood out of the way near the Stowell Avenue bus stop (21, 22, 60 Layovers & Goldline stop.) After layover, return to regular route.

ROUTE 60 Eastbound Only: From east on Hartford, north (left) on Downer, east (right) on Edgewood, south (right) on Lake Drive, west (right) on Kenwood to regular route Layover.

REDLINE Eastbound Only: From south on Downer, west (right) on Hartford, south (left) on Maryland, east (left) on Locust, north (left) on Downer, west (left) on Kenwood to regular route Layover.

Detour Route 67 & GoldLine - Construction on 92nd - August 27 (5 am - 4 pm)

EFFECTIVE DATE: Saturday, August 27, 2016
DURATION: 5:00 AM – 4:00 PM
AFFECTED AREA: 92nd Street between Wisconsin Avenue and Doyne Avenue

Due to construction on 92nd Street between Wisconsin Avenue and Doyne Avenue the Route 67 via 92nd and GoldLine will detour as follows:

GoldLine
Westbound: South on 92nd Street to Doyne Avenue, east (left) on Doyne Avenue, south (right) on 87th Street, west (right) on Wisconsin Avenue to regular route.

Eastbound: Continue east on Wisconsin Avenue to 87th Street, north (left) on 87th Street, west (left) on Doyne Avenue, north (right) on 92nd Street to regular route.

Route 67 via 92nd
Southbound: South on 92nd Street to Doyne Avenue, east (left) on Doyne Avenue, south (right) on 87th Street, west (right) on Wisconsin Avenue to regular route.

Northbound: Continue east on Wisconsin Avenue to 87th Street, north (left) on 87th Street, west (left) on Doyne Avenue, north (right) on 92nd Street to regular route.

Detour Route 55 - House of Harley Block Party - August 31 at 5:30 am-September 5 at 6:00 am

DURATION: Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 5:30 AM until Monday, September 5, 2016 - 6:00 AM
AFFECTED AREA: Layton Ave between 64th and 62nd Streets

Due to a block party being held at the House of Harley, traffic patterns will be modified on Layton Avenue between approximately 64th Street and 62nd Street. Route 55 will need to use caution in this area, as west and eastbound traffic will use the same side of Layton Avenue.

Eastbound: At approximately 64th Street, eastbound traffic will move into the westbound lanes by driving through an opening in the median. At 62nd Street, eastbound traffic will return to the regular eastbound lanes by driving back through another opening in the median.

Westbound: All westbound traffic will all be pushed to the far right lane between 62nd Street and approximately 64th Street.

IMPORTANT - August 28th Route Updates

Some of our routes are changing Sunday, August 28th, 2016. 
The changes go 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 

Detour GreenLine - Project Terroir Beer Fest - August 28 (10 am - 12 am)

DATE: Sunday, August 28, 2016
DURATION: 10:00 AM – 12:00 Midnight (when barricaded or notified)
AFFECTED AREA: Howell Avenue between Kinnickinnic and Lincoln Avenues

Due to the “Project Terroir Beer Fest” event, the GreenLine will detour as follows:

Southbound
• From Kinnickinnic Avenue and Howell Avenue, continue south on Kinnickinnic Avenue to Smith Street
• West (right) on Smith Street
• South (left) on Howell Avenue to regular route

Northbound
• From north on Howell Avenue, east (right) on Smith Street
• North (left) on Kinnickinnic Avenue to regular route

Detour Routes 31 & 33 - MPS Run Back to School - August 27 (8:30 am - 10:30 am)

DATE: Saturday, August 27, 2016
DURATION: 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM (when barricaded or notified)
AFFECTED AREA:

  • Vliet Street between 50th Place and 50th Street, Washington
  • Boulevard between 50th Street and Washington Park

Due to the “MPS Run Back to School” event, the Routes 31 (Mayfair trips) and 33 will detour as follows:

ROUTES 31 (Mayfair Trips) and 33
Westbound: From west on Vliet Street, south (left) on 47th/Alois Street, west (right) on State Street, north (right) on Hawley Road on-ramp, west (left) on Vliet Street to regular route.

Eastbound: From east on Vliet Street, south (right) on Hawley Road, exit (right) on State Street off-ramp, east (left) on State Street, north (left) on 46th Street, east (right) on Martin Drive, north (left) on 45th Street, east (right) on Vliet Street to regular route.

Bus Stop Changes - Routes 12, 14, 23, 30, 30X, Brewers Line (90), 44, 79, BlueLine & GoldLine - August 24 & August 27 (7 am - 8 pm)

EFFECTIVE: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 and Saturday, August 27, 2016
DURATION: 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM or when blocked

The following bus stop changes will be in effect for Marquette University’s “Student Move-In” on Wednesday, August 24, and Saturday, August 27:

  Route(s)   Direction   Location   Change  
 14, 23, 30 Westbound, August 24   14th & Wisconsin  Removed temporarily 
 14 Westbound, August 24  16th & Wisconsin Moved to 17th just south of Wisconsin 
 23, 30, 30X, 44, 79, Brewers Line (90), BlueLine, GoldLine Westbound, August 24 16th & Wisconsin Moved west to 17th
 12, 14, 23, 30, 30X, BlueLine, GoldLine Eastbound (farside), August 24 & 27 
10th & Wisconsin  Moved nearside 


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.

M•CARD Outlet Update - Shops of Grand Avenue - July 31 (Temporary)

The Shops of Grand Avenue, located at 275 W Wisconsin, will temporarily suspend sales of M•CARDs effective July 31st, 2016. 

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

  • Hot Flash Pantry, 701 W Wisconsin Ave
  • Grand Convenient, 724 N. 3rd St.
  • Convenient Corner, 219 E. Wisconsin Ave
For a full list of M•CARD outlets, please click here

Route 44 Flyer - State Fair Park-Ride Lot NOT Available for Use - August 4-14

For those passengers who use Route 44 weekday service during the 2016 Wisconsin State Fair August 4 – 14, the State Fair Park-Ride Lot will not be available for use.  

Passengers will still catch the Route 44 at the bus stop located on Kearney at 76th Street in the AM and on 76th Street at Kearney in the PM.

During the fair, please follow all parking restrictions in the area to avoid ticketing.    

Thank you for your cooperation.

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 67 Bus Stop Discontinued - July 6 - Permanent

DATE: Wednesday, July 6th, 2016
DURATION: Permanent
AFFECTED AREA: S. 84th and Grant Street, Northbound

Effective Wednesday, July 6th, the northbound bus stop on S. 84th Street at Grant Street, has been discontinued for Route 67. Please instruct passengers to board and alight one block to the south at Lincoln Avenue.

Operators are instructed not to board or alight passengers for Route 67 at this stop from this point forward.

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 Routes 23 & BlueLine - Construction in the VA - June 20 (Until further notice)

DATE: Monday, June 20, 2016 at 6:30 AM
DURATION: Until further notice
AFFECTED AREA: South Washington Drive in the VA

Due to the VA’s planned road closure of South Washington Drive for site and road work construction, the Route 23 and Blueline will detour as follows:

Eastbound:
• From 50th and National Avenue continue east (does not turn into the VA) to regular route.

Westbound:
• From 47th and National Avenue continue west (does not turn into the VA) to regular route.

***Look for temporary stops both directions at 48th and National Avenue***

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 Routes 49 & 143 - Kilbourn Closed due to Jazz in the Park - June 2 (Every Thurs, 4-10:30 pm thru Sept 1, 2016)

DATE: Thursday, June 2, 2016
DURATION: Every Thursday from 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. until September 1, 2016
AFFECTED AREA: Kilbourn between Jefferson & Jackson

Due to Kilbourn Avenue being closed for setup of Jazz In The Park at Cathedral Park, EASTBOUND ONLY Routes 49 & 143 will detour as follows after 4:00 p.m.:

EASTBOUND ONLY:
• South (right) on Milwaukee Street to Wells Street
• East (left) on Wells to Prospect Avenue
• South (right) on Prospect 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.

Mandatory Detour Routes 44 & 79 Pm Flyers - Brewers Afternoon Games (April 4-September 5)

DATE: April 4th through September 5th, 2016
DURATION: EVERY WEEKDAY AFTERNOON GAME (12 times during season)
AFFECTED AREA: I-94 Westbound

Due to heavy traffic on westbound I-94 after Milwaukee Brewers afternoon games, the Route 44 and 79 must make this mandatory detour - hopefully providing better service to our passengers and maintaining the schedule. The detour is as follows:

Route 44 Flyer PM trips:
Continue west on Wisconsin Avenue to 68th Street, south (left) to O’Conner Street, west (right) to regular route.

Route 79 Flyer PM trips:
Continue west on Wisconsin Avenue to 87th Street, north (right) to Watertown Plank Road, west (left) to regular route.

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.