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Service Alerts

Route 6 Newly Added Shedules

ATTENTION PASSENGERS OF ROUTE 6
NEW BERLIN INDUSTRIAL PARK EXPRESS

Effective Thursday, September 25, 2014, two weekday westbound trips and one weekday eastbound trip have been added to the Route 6 to better serve our passengers. Details are as follows:

New Weekday Westbound Trip Schedule

Capital & Port Washington (8345)

N27 & Capitol
(6078)

60th & Capitol

(6094)

76th & Capitol

(6103)

Capitol & N100

(6115)

Mayfair

(4111)

Mayfair & Bluemound

(524)

Brookfield Sq.

(540)

FedEx-
New Berlin (8242)

BuySeasons-

New Berlin

(9010)

6:33 am

6:40 am

6:49 am

6:53 am

6:58 am

7:06 am

7:12 am

7:25 am

7:35 am

7:51 am

New Weekday Westbound Trip Schedule

Capital & Port Washington (8345)

N27 & Capitol
(6078)

60th & Capitol

(6094)

76th & Capitol

(6103)

Capitol & N100

(6115)

Mayfair

(4111)

Mayfair & Bluemound

(524)

Brookfield Sq.

(540)

FedEx-New Berlin (8242)

BuySeasons-

New Berlin

(9010)

4:03 pm

4:10 pm

4:19 pm

4:23 pm

4:28 pm

4:36 pm

4:42 pm

4:55 pm

5:05 pm

5:21 pm

 

New Weekday Eastbound Trip Schedule

BuySeasons-New Berlin

(9010)

FedEx-New Berlin

(8242)

Brookfield Sq.

(540)

Mayfair & Bluemound

(4164)

Mayfair

(7723)

Capitol & N100

(6003)

 

76th & Capitol

(6015)

60th & Capitol

(6023)

 

N27 & Capitol

(3051)

Capital & Port Washington

(8345)

 

5:26 pm

5:42 pm

5:52 pm

6:06 pm

6:11 pm

6:19 pm

6:24 pm

6:28 pm

6:38 pm

6:45 pm

 

 

Note: This trip will operate beginning September 25, 2014 until further notice.

Route 19 Via 13th Detour/11th Street Closed - Church Event

EFFECTIVE DATE: Friday October 10, 2014

DURATION: 4:30 PM until 8:00 PM
AFFECTED AREA: 11th Street between Mitchell Street and Maple Street

Due to a church event “Cruzada Evangelistica” on 11th Street between Mitchell Street and Maple Street, the route 19 via 13th Street will detour as follows: 


ROUTE 19
Northbound:

  • West on Maple Street
  • North on 12th Street
  • East on Mitchell Street
  • North on 11th Street and back to regular route

Southbound:

  • West on Mitchell Street
  • South on 12th Street
  • East on Maple Street
  • South on 11th Street and back to regular route

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).

Detour Route 31 Mayfair Trips Sewer Construction On Milwaukee

EFFECTIVE DATE: Wednesday, September 24, 2014
DURATION: 3 months                      
AFFECTED AREA: Milwaukee Avenue west of Wauwatosa Avenue

Due to sewer and water construction work being done on Milwaukee Avenue west of Wauwatosa Avenue/ 76th Street, the Rt 31 Mayfair trips will detour as follows:

ROUTE 31 MAYFAIR

Westbound:

  • Continue north on Wauwatosa Avenue/ 76th Street to North Avenue
  • West on North Avenue to regular route

Eastbound:

  • Continue east on North Avenue to 76th/ Wauwatosa Avenue
  • South on 76th/ Wauwatosa Avenue to regular route

UWM Panther Prowl Detour Routes 22, 30, RedLine

DURATION: 6:00 AM TO 12:00 PM Hartford between Maryland & Downer    

AFFECTED AREA: 

  • Maryland between Kenwood & Hartford               
  • Kenwood between Maryland & Lincoln Memorial Drive                                                                        

Due to the UWM Panther Prowl, Routes 22, 30 & Redline will detour as follows:

ROUTE 22
Eastbound:
Continue east on Locust at Downer. Layover at Lake Park.
Westbound:
Continue west on Locust at Downer and regular route.

ROUTE 3O (During Set-up from 6:00 am-10:00 am. Maryland trips ONLY)
South to Westbound:
 Continue south on Downer to Kenwood, west to Maryland, south to regular route.

ROUTE 3O (During Event from 10:00 am-12:00 pm)                      
Eastbound: West on Newberry, north on Oakland, east on Hartford, north on Cramer, west on Edgewood, south on Oakland and layover far-side of Hartford across from the Open Pantry out of the way.
Westbound:
After the layover, continue south on Oakland to Newberry, east to Maryland or   Downer and regular route.

REDLINE
Eastbound:
West on Edgewood, south on Oakland, east on Hartford, north on Cramer, east on Edgewood to layover at the Downer bus stop.
Westbound:
From the layover on Edgewood at Downer, north to regular route.

 

Brady Street Pet Parade Route 10 & Greenline Detour

DATE: Sunday, October 5, 2014
DURATION: 9:00 AM to 3:00 pm
AFFECTED AREA:  
  • FestivalBrady Street Between Arlington & Franklin Place 
  • Parade:  Brady between Warren Ave and Cass Street

Due to the Brady Street Pet Parade the Route 10 & the GreenLine will detour as follows:

ROUTE 10                                                                                                    

Northbound: West on Pleasant to Van Buren/Holton, north to North Ave, East on North to Humboldt, North to regular route.

Southbound: West on North Ave to Holton/Van Buren, south to Pleasant, east to Humboldt, south to regular route.


GREENLINE
                                                            

Northbound: Brady to Van Buren, south to Lyon, east to Warren, northeast to Brady, and east to regular route.
Southbound:
Brady to Warren, southwest to Lyon, west to Van Buren/Holton, north to Brady, and west to regular route.                                                                                                          

When detouring from the normal route, customers stops should be made at regular bus stops regardless of the route designated at the stop.  In a case where there are no regular bus stops or temporary bus stops along a detour, customer stops will be made where it is both convenient and safe for the customer.

Routes 12, 31 Detour for Marquette Madness Party

DATE: Friday, October 10, 2014        

DURATION: 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
AFFECTED AREA:
12th Street, between Wisconsin & Wells

Due to a block party for Marquette University, 12th Street will be closed between Wisconsin & Wells.  Routes 12 and 31 will detour as follows:

ROUTES 12, 31

Westbound: West on Wisconsin to 10th, north to Wells, west to 12th, north to regular route.
Eastbound:
East on Wells to 11th, south to Wisconsin, east to regular route.

Note: When detouring from the normal route, customers stops should be made at regular bus stops regardless of the route designated at the stop.  In a case where there are no regular bus stops or temporary bus stops along a detour, customer stops will be made where it is both convenient and safe for the customer.

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.

Brewers Mini Marathon Detour Routes 10, 14, 17, 23, 27, 30, 31, 35, 80 AND BlueLine

DATE: Saturday, September 20, 2014
APPROXIMATE TIME: 6:30 AM - 10:30 AM
AFFECTED AREA:

  • State St. between 35 St. and Hawley
  • 35 St. between National and State
  • National between 35 St. and 27 St.
  • Clybourn between 27 St. and 6 St.
  • Canal between 6 St. and 35 St.
  • Hawley between State St. and Wells.
  • 6th St. between Michigan and Canal

Due to the Brewers Mini Marathon, Routes 10, 14, 17, 23, 27, 30, 31, 35, 80, and the Blue Line will detour as follows:

ROUTE 10:
Eastbound: East on Wisconsin to 68th St. north to Milwaukee, east to Highland, southeast to 25th St., south to Wisconsin, east via regular route.

Westbound: North on 26th St. to Highland, west/north to Vliet, west to 68th St., south to Wisconsin, west via regular route.

 

ROUTE14:
Southbound: West on Wisconsin to 2nd St., south to St. Paul, east to Plankinton/2nd, south to National Avenue, west to 16th St., south to regular route.

Northbound: East on National Avenue to 2nd St./Plankinton, north to Wisconsin, east to regular route.

 

ROUTE 17:
Will make its last AM trip 7 minutes early.

 

ROUTE 23 & BLUELINE:
Northbound: East on National to Miller Parkway, south to Greenfield, east to 15th St., north to Scott St., west 16th St., north to National Ave, east to regular route.

Southbound: West on National to 16th St., south to Greenfield, west to Miller Parkway, north to National, west to regular route.

 

ROUTE 27:
Northbound: West on Greenfield to Miller Parkway, north to HWY 41, north on HWY 41 to State/Vliet St. exit, continue east on Martin Drive/ to Highland, southeast to 27th St., north to regular route.

Southbound: West on Highland to Vliet, west to Alois/47th St. to southbound HWY 41on ramp, continue south to Miler Parkway to Greenfield, east to 27th St, south to regular route

 

ROUTE 30:
Eastbound: East on Highland to 25th St., south to Wisconsin, east via regular route.

Westbound: North on 26th St. to Highland, west to regular route.

 

ROUTE 31 STATE ST. TRIPS:
Westbound: Continue west on Highland to Vliet/Milwaukee, west to 68th St., south to State, west to regular route

Eastbound: North 68th St. to Milwaukee/Vliet, east to Highland, southeast to regular route

 

ROUTE 35:
Northbound: West on Greenfield to Miller Parkway, north to HWY 41, north on HWY 41 to State / Vliet St. exit, continue east on Martin Drive to Highland, southeast to 35th St., north to regular route.

Southbound: West on Highland to Vliet, west to Alois/47th St. to southbound HWY 41on ramp, continue south to Miler Parkway to Greenfield, east to 35th St, south to regular route.

 

ROUTE 80:
Northbound: East on National Avenue to 2nd St./Plankinton, north to Michigan, west to 6th St., north to regular route.

Southbound: East on Michigan to 2nd St. South to St. Paul, east to Plankinton/2nd, south to National Avenue, west to 6th St., south to regular route.

Komen Milwaukee Race for the Cure Detour Routes 10, 12, 14, 30, 31, 33

DATE: Sunday, September 21, 2014
APPROXIMATE TIME: 8:45 AM - 11:00 AM
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 Wisconsin Avenue being closed for the Komen Milwaukee Race For the Cure, Routes 10, 12, 14, 30, 31, 33 will detour as follows:

 

ROUTE 10
Eastbound: East on Wisconsin to Jefferson, north to Wells, east to Prospect, and north via regular route. 

Westbound: South on Astor to Kilbourn, west to Jefferson, south to Wisconsin, west via regular route.

 

ROUTE 30
Eastbound: East on Wisconsin to Jefferson, north to Wells, east to Van Buren, and north via regular route. 

Westbound: South on Jackson to Mason, west to Jefferson, south to Wisconsin, west via regular route.

 

ROUTE 12, 14, 31:
Eastbound: North on Broadway, east on Wells and layover out of the way between Broadway and Milwaukee.

Westbound: After layover continue east on Wells, south on Milwaukee, west on Wisconsin and back to regular route.

 

ROUTE 33:
Eastbound: North on Broadway, east on Wells and layover out of the way between Broadway and Milwaukee.

Westbound: After layover continue east on Wells, south on Milwaukee, west on Michigan and back to regular route.

Routes 12, 31 Detour (Marquette Inauguration)

DATE: Friday, September 19, 2014 

DURATION: 11 AM - 6 PM
AFFECTED AREA: 12th Street, between Wisconsin & Wells

Due to the inauguration of Marquette University’s new president, 12th Street will be closed between Wisconsin & Wells.  Routes 12 and 31 will detour as follows: 

Routes 12, 31

Westbound: West on Wisconsin to 10th, north to Wells, west to 12th, north to regular route.

Eastbound: East on Wells to 11th, south to Wisconsin, east to regular route.

Note: When detouring from the normal route, customers stops should be made at regular bus stops regardless of the route designated at the stop.  In a case where there are no regular bus stops or temporary bus stops along a detour, customer stops will be made where it is both convenient and safe for the customer.


Art Block Party Shorewood GreenLine Detour

DATE: Friday, September 19, 2014
TIME: 3:45 PM - 10:30 PM
PARADE ROUTE: Oakland between Kensington Blvd. and Glendale Ave.

 Due to the Shorewood Art Block Party, the GreenLine will detour as follows:

Northbound: East on Lake Bluff to Murray, north to Glendale, west to Oakland, north to regular route.
Southbound: East on Glendale to Murray, south to Lake Bluff, west to Oakland, south to regular route.

Route 80 Detour - Villard Avenue Closed

DATE: Tuesday, September 16, 2014
DURATION: One week
AFFECTED AREA: Villard Avenue between 32nd and Teutonia Ave Due to construction on Villard Avenue between 32nd Street and Teutonia Avenue the

Route 80 southbound will detour as follows:

Southbound: South on 32nd Street, east on Lancaster Avenue, north on 31st Street, east on Eggert Place, north on Teutonia Avenue, east on Villard Avenue and back to regular route.

Route 6 Schedule Change

Effective Sunday, September 28, 2014, Route 6 will be adjusted to better serve our passengers. New trip times are as follows:

Weekdays, the bus will now leave Port Washington & Capitol @ 9:12 am

Saturdays/Sundays, the bus will now leave Port Washington & Capitol @ 9:13 am

Only the Westbound trip arriving at FedEx at 10:22 am will be affected, no other Westbound trips will be changed, and no Eastbound trips will be changed.

WEEKDAYS WESTBOUND


Capitol & Port Washington

(8345)


N27 & Capitol

(6078)


 
60th
&
Capitol
(6094) 
76th
&
Capitol
(6103) 

 
Capitol
&
N100
(6115)
Mayfair
(4111)
Mayfair
&
Bluemound
(524) 
Brookfield Sq.
(540) 


FedEx-New Berlin
(8242) 
 
BuySeasons-New Berlin
(9010)
 9:12 am
 
 9:19 am
9:28 am 9:32 am
 9:37 am
 9:45 am
 9:51 am
 10:04 am
 10:14 am
 10:30 am

 

SATURDAY/SUNDAY WESTBOUND

Capitol & Port Washington

(8345)

 

N27 & Capitol

(6078)

 
60th
&
Capitol
(6094)
76th
&
Capitol
(6103)
 
Capitol
&
N100
(6115) 
Mayfair
(4111)
 
Mayfair
&
Bluemound
(524) 
Brookfield Sq.
(540)
 
FedEx-New Berlin
(8242) 
BuySeasons-New Berlin
(9010)
 
 9:13 am*
 9:20 am*
 9:28 am*
 9:32 am*
9:37 am*
 9:45 am*
9:51 am*
 10:04 am*
 10:14 am*
 10:30 am*

* = This trip operates November 1st  to December 31st only.

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 53 Detour

Effective Tuesday September 2nd, 2014, Route 53 (Lincoln Avenue) will be closed due to bridge work until further notice.

AFFECTED AREA: Lincoln Avenue between 5th Street and 4th Street

Due to the Lincoln Avenue bridge reconstruction over I-94 , the routes 53 will detour as follows:

Westbound: From west on Lincoln Ave to north (R) on 4th Street to Becher St., west (L) to 5th St., south (L) to Lincoln Avenue, west (R) to regular route.

Eastbound: From east on Lincoln Ave to southeast (R) on Chase Avenue to 4th St., north (L) on 4th St. to Lincoln Ave, east (R) to regular route.

 

Route 31 will NOT detour off of Vliet at this time.

UPDATED (8/28/14)  - We just received information that the construction plans on Vliet St. (beginning on 9/2/14) has changed. Route 31- Will NOT detour on September 2. It will at a later date.

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 (8/28/14 - 4 PM) Rts. 31, 33, 64, 76 will begin detour on 9/2/2014

UPDATED (8/28/14)  - We just received information that the construction plans on Vliet St. (beginning on 9/2/14) has changed.

REVISED DETOUR CHANGE For Routes 31, 33, 64 & 76

Route 31- Will NOT detour on September 2. It will at a later date.

Route 33 - UPDATED

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

EB: Continue east on Washington BLVD. to South (R ) on Hawley Rd., East (L) on Vliet to regular route.

 

Route 64 - UPDATED - UPDATED

NB: West on Vliet St, North (R ) on 60th  St., East (R ) on Washington Blvd. and layover facing eastbound on Washington Blvd. at 59th St. 

SB: After the layover, continue east on Washington Blvd. to South (R ) on Hawley Rd. 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 57 Detour Continues

Route 57 Detour has been effective since June 16 and will continue for roughly 5 months.

Due to Lisbon Ave construction, the Route 57 will detour as follows:

EB: East on Lisbon Ave to 32nd St., South (R) to Walnut St., East (L) to 30th St., North (L) to Lisbon Ave., East (R) to regular route.

WB: West on Lisbon Ave to 30th St., South (L) to Walnut St., West (R) to 32nd St., North (R) to Lisbon Ave., West (L) to regular route.

Route 57 Detour Continues

Route 57 Detour has been effective since June 16 and will continue for roughly 5 months.

Due to Lisbon Ave construction, the Route 57 will detour as follows:

EB: East on Lisbon Ave to 32nd St., South (R) to Walnut St., East (L) to 30th St., North (L) to Lisbon Ave., East (R) to regular route.

WB: West on Lisbon Ave to 30th St., South (L) to Walnut St., West (R) to 32nd St., North (R) to Lisbon Ave., West (L) to regular route.

Route 57 Detour Continues

Route 57 Detour has been effective since June 16 and will continue for roughly 5 months.

Due to Lisbon Ave construction, the Route 57 will detour as follows:

EB: East on Lisbon Ave to 32nd St., South (R) to Walnut St., East (L) to 30th St., North (L) to Lisbon Ave., East (R) to regular route.

WB: West on Lisbon Ave to 30th St., South (L) to Walnut St., West (R) to 32nd St., North (R) to Lisbon Ave., West (L) to regular route.

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!

Routes 44 and 44U Detour Expanded Effective 4/23/2014

Effective Wednesday, April 23, 2014, due to construction on 76th Street between Kearny Street and National Avenue, several Route 44 and 44U stops will be temporarily discontinued. The following stops will not be served during this time:

70th and Kearny Streets
76th and Kearny Streets
76th Street and Greenfield Avenue
84th Street and Greenfield Avenue

 

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

 

Routes 44 and 44U Detour Effective 4/14/2014

Effective Monday, April 14, 2014, Routes 44 and 44U westbound ONLY will detour due to the closure of the 76th Street bridge over I-94 in conjunction with the Zoo Interchange Project. Detour routing is as follows:

From westbound I-94:
Exit at 68th Street, west on O’Connor Street to 70th Street, south on 70th Street to Main Street, west to 76th Street to regular route.

During this time westbound Routes 44 and 44U will miss two stops. One stop at 73rd and O’Connor Streets and one stop at 76th and O’Connor Streets. Passengers can use alternate stops at 69th and O’Connor Streets or at 70th and Main Streets.

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.

Special Message Regarding Route 57 During Bridge Work

In early March the schedule for Route 57 was adjusted to accommodate bridge work on 33rd Street. Due to changes regarding that project since the completion of those schedules, times on the Route 57 schedule have since been adjusted. The below times have been updated to reflect those changes as of March 31, 2014.

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.

UPDATED! Route 31 Changes Effective 1/5/2014

UPDATED 1/2/2013: Once Watertown Plank Road is closed, which should happen at 9:30 pm, Sunday, January 5, 2014, the Route 31 will detour as follows:

Westbound Detour Routing
West on Watertown Plank Road, north on Discovery Parkway, southwest on Swan Boulevard and continue south to Watertown Plank Road and west to regular route.

Eastbound Detour Routing
From Innovation Drive: north on Swan Boulevard, continue northeast to Discovery Parkway and south to Watertown Plank Road and east to regular route.

Once Watertown Plank Road is closed pedestrians needing to travel on Watertown Plank Road between Innovation Drive and 92nd Street will not be required to pay a fare while on a Route 31 bus. However, if a transfer is requested the passenger must pay full fare. Please watch for signs in the area and click here to see 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.

Routes 40, 43, 44U, 46 and 48 May Experience Delays During Closures Related to the I-794 Lake Freeway / Hoan Bridge Project

Effective Monday, November 4th, 2013, (note this effective date may change if the ramp closures date changes - check back for updates) work in conjunction with the I-794 Lake Freeway / Hoan Bridge Project will affect several Freeway Flyers, however no bus stops will be affected. The I-794 East exit to Lincoln Memorial Drive will close as well as the Lincoln Memorial Drive southbound entrance ramp to I-794 East (Southbound) until further notice. Routes 40, 43, 44U, 46 and 48 will most likely experience delays. Additionally, Routes 44U and 48 will use detour routing during this time, however no bus stops will be affected.

We appreciate your patience during this time and we will monitor buses throughout this project and update passengers with any new information as it becomes available.

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

Special Message Regarding Temporary Stops Near Milwaukee Regional Medical Center

Beginning in October, due to work in conjunction with the Zoo Interchange project near the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center (near the area between 85th Street and Innovation Drive), bus stops are expected to move frequently. To assist passengers with locating temporary bus stops as they move to accommodate construction, MCTS will be marking the stops with 10 foot tall feather banners like the one pictured below. During this time, please board stops at these banners.

Routes 44 and 44U Bus Stop Change Effective 9/3/2013

Effective Tuesday, September 3, 2013 the regular bus stop at State Fair park-ride lot will be removed due to construction. During this time, please board buses near the southwest corner of 76th Street and Main/Adler Street (near southeast corner of the lot).

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.

Route 31 Detour Effective 5/13/2013

Effective Monday, May 13, 2013, eastbound Route 31 buses will detour to avoid delays due to construction. During this time, westbound buses will continue to serve westbound stops along Watertown Plank Road, Mayfair Road, Research Drive and Innovation Drive as usual. Eastbound detour routing is as follows:

Eastbound Only: From the layover on Innovation Drive, buses will continue on Innovation Drive to Watertown Plank Road and east on Watertown Plank Road to regular routing.

Please view this map to see which eastbound stops will no longer be served and where new temporary bus stops will be located during this time.

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.