Service Alerts

Zoo Interchange Ramp Closures to Create Potential Delays - March 9

Due to the ramp closures in the Zoo Interchange beginning Monday, March 9th, many of our buses may experience delays because of increased traffic detouring of other vehicles. We thank you for your patience and understanding.

For more information on the closures and alternative routes, follow the link below from the DOT: http://bit.ly/WisDOTZoo

Several Route 30X Bus Stops Added - March 5

Effective immediately, the following 30X stops have been added:

•    Prospect at Royall (northbound) & Farwell at Royall (southbound)
•    Prospect at Curtis (northbound) & Farwell at Albion (southbound)
•    Maryland at Bradford (northbound & southbound)
•    Jackson at State (southbound)

PurpleLine stops added to 27th Street at KK River Parkway

Effective immediately, north and southbound PurpleLine stops have been added on south 27th Street at KK River Parkway.

PurpleLine stops added to 27th Street at KK River Parkway - March 5

Effective immediately, north and southbound PurpleLine stops have been added on south 27th Street at KK River Parkway.

GoldLine stops added at Prospect and Farwell Avenues at Kane Place - March 5

Effective immediately, Gold Line stops have been added on Prospect Avenue at Kane Place heading northbound, and on Farwell Avenue at Kane Place heading southbound.

Routes 33 & 76 off detour, Route 64 modified detour - Effective March 4

Effective Wednesday, March 4, 2015, Routes 33 & 76 will return to regular routing due to the completion of construction near the intersection of 60th Street & Vliet Street.

At this time, the Route 64 will stay on detour due to continuing construction on Vliet Street near Hawley Road. However, buses will now layover at their regular location at 60th Street & Vliet Street. Until further notice, the Route 64 will detour as follows along Washington Boulevard:

ROUTE 64
Northbound to layover:

  • Continue north on Hawley Road/55th Street
  • West (left) on Washington Blvd
  • South (left) on 60th Street
  • East (left) on Vliet Street
  • Immediately south (R) into “regular” layover

Southbound:

  • After the layover, north (right) on 60th Street
  • East (right) on Washington Blvd
  • South (right) on 55th Street/Hawley Road to regular route

Signs will be posted at affected temporary stops to reduce confusion.

Important U-PASS Reminder

Attention College Student U-PASS Smart Card Holders:

Your U-PASS smart card provides unlimited bus ridership during the current semester. The pass is for YOUR use only. You are required to show your college ID to the bus driver after touching your pass to the farebox. Selling of your U-PASS to another person is in violation of the agreement you’ve made with your college. If your college finds you are in violation of this agreement, strict disciplinary action will be taken.


Real-Time Availability

UPDATE

As of 2/16/2015, the GoldLine, PurpleLine, 30-30X & Route 61 have been added to
 our list of routes available on Real-Time.

However, we are aware that some of our routes are still not available for Real-Time Information. We are working to bring them on-line as soon as possible.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Route 67 Free Ride Zone Starting February 3

Effective Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015, due to the closure of 92nd 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 92nd & Schlinger
  • Southbound at 92nd & Bluemound (in front of La Fuente)

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


Route 67 92nd Street Closure - February 3

Effective Tuesday, February 3, 2015 until further notice, Route 67 via 92nd Street will have a detour in both directions. This is due to construction work being done for the Zoo Interchange Project on S. 92nd Street under I-94.

Northbound: East (right) on Schlinger Avenue, north (left) on 84th Street, west (left) on Bluemound Road, north (right) on 95th Street, east (right) on Wisconsin Avenue to regular route.

Southbound: East (left) on Wisconsin Avenue, south (right) on 91st Street, west (right) on Michigan Street, south (left) on 92nd Street, east (left) on Bluemound Road, south (right) on 84th Street, west (right) on Schlinger Avenue, south (left) on 92nd Street to regular route. 

Passengers can board the bus at the following locations:
Northbound:

  • 92nd & Schlinger
  • 92nd & Bluemound

Southbound:

  • 92nd & Wisconsin
  • 92nd & Bluemound (farside in front of La Fuente)
  • 92nd & Walker

    Detoured bus stops will have a temporary sign posted.

Route 42U Bus Stops Added at 6th Street at Vliet Street - Jan 28th

Effective Wednesday, January 28, a Route 42U bus stop will be added at 6th Street at Vliet Street in both directions.

Route 30X Bus Stops Added at Sherman & Roosevelt - January 23

EFFECTIVE DATE: Friday, January 23, 2015
DURATION: Permanent
Affected Area: Sherman Blvd @ Roosevelt Drive

Effective immediately, a Route 30X bus stop has been added to the existing Route 30 stops on Sherman Blvd at Roosevelt Drive in both directions.

IMPORTANT M∙CARD TIPS

  • “Not enough remaining” =  Your card does not have enough money on it.
  • “Card not valid” = You’ve tapped too fast – please retry your card.
  • STUDENTS: Remember to show your ID!
  • Only tap your card twice on the farebox if it isn’t working. More is not necessary.
  • Cards are free! Get yours now: http://bit.ly/1DVNM0I
  • You only need to get one card. More cards are not necessary.
  • If you do already have two cards for some reason, take your card you want to use out of your wallet. Having two next to one another will result in our farebox not reading the fare correctly.

Routes 14 & 55 Southridge Stops Moved

Effective Sunday, January 18, 2015, Routes 14 and 55 will serve a new bus stop location at Southridge Mall. The new stop will be moved west of the driveway to Sears (on the sidewalk). Please note that Route 14 will still layover at 74th Street and Holmes Avenue BEFORE reaching Southridge. Please watch for signs in the area and see the map below for details:

Route 64 & 76 Southridge Stops Moved

Effective Sunday, January 18, 2015, Route 64 and 76 will no longer serve the bus stop location near  Pyramax Bank. The new bus stop will be moved across from Macy’s (at the end of the walkway). Please note that Route 76 will still layover at 74th Street and Holmes Avenue BEFORE reaching Southridge. Please watch for signs in the area and see the map below for details.

 

Route 64 The Route 64 and 76 bus stop will be moved from northern mall ring road to southern mall ring road; Route 64 service on 76th Street between Grange and Edgerton will be discontinued – customers can use Route 76 to access these stops instead.

 

Route 76 The Route 64 and 76 bus stop will be moved from northern mall ring road to southern mall ring road; service reinstated on 76th Street between Grange and Edgerton.

Route 56 Detour - January 19, 2015

Effective Monday, January 19, 2015 until further notice, due to the Greenfield Avenue bridge being closed over I-43/94 between 4th & 5th Streets, the Route 56 will detour as follows:

Westbound: West (left) on Lapham Blvd, north (right) on 6th Street, west (left) on Greenfield Avenue  to regular route.  Look for temporary stop added on Greenfield at 6th. 

Eastbound: South (right) on 5th Street, east (left) on Lapham Blvd, southeast (right) on Kinnickinnic Avenue to regular route.

If you normally catch the Route 56 bus at the stops within this detour zone, please go to one of the following stops:

Westbound: 1st and Kinnickinnic
Westbound:
(Temporary stop at) 6th & Greenfield
Eastbound:
5th & Greenfield
Eastbound:
Kinnickinnic & Mitchell

Please watch for signs in the area.


Route 80 Bus Stops Eliminated - Dec. 23

Effective Tuesday, December 23, 2014, Route 80 will no longer serve Drexel Avenue, between S. 6th Street and Howell Avenue, due to construction.  When construction is complete, Route 80 will be re-routed through the new Drexel Town Square development and new stops will be established.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

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

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

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 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 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.

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 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.

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 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.

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.

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.