Service Alerts

Route 40U Detour - Locust Closed Eastbound Only - April 23-28

DATE: Immediately
DURATION: Immediately until 4:00 PM Tuesday April 28, 2015
AFFECTED AREA: Locust Street eastbound only between Holton St. and Weil St.
    
Due to street reconstruction work needing to be done on Locust Street between Holton Street and Weil Street the Route 40U eastbound only will detour as follows:  

40U Eastbound Only  
    •    South (right) on Buffum Street
    •    East (left) on Center Street                        
    •    North (left) on Humboldt Boulevard
    •    East (right) on Locust Street to regular route

Route 44, 44U & 76 Detour - April 22

Effective Wednesday, April 22, 2015, Routes 44, 44U & 76 will detour due to street reconstruction work in the city of West Allis on 76th Street between Main Street and Greenfield Avenue. The detour is expected to last approximately 1 month.


The Routes 44 and 44U westbound only will detour as follows:

Route 44 Flyer (Westbound only):

  • West (right) on Adler/ Main Street (through State Fair parking lot)
  • South (left) on 84th Street to regular route

Route 44U (Westbound only):

  • West (right) on Adler/ Main Street (through State Fair parking lot)
  • South (left) on 84th Street
  • West (right) on Greenfield Avenue to regular route

The Route 76 via 76th Street trips will detour as follows:

Route 76, VIA 76th Trips

Southbound

  • East (left) on Main Street
  • South (right) on 70th Street
  • Southwest (right) on National Avenue
  • South (left) on 76th Street to regular route

Northbound:

  • Northeast (right) on National Avenue
  • North (left) on 70th Street
  • West (left) on Main Street
  • North (right) on 76th Street to regular route

 

ATTENTION STUDENT PASSENGERS - Please Read Carefully

This is a reminder to all students that the U-PASS program ends for the semester on May 22nd. This date will be the last day you will receive unlimited bus service from MCTS unless you enroll in summer classes.

You can still choose to use your U-PASS as a regular M•CARD all summer long to travel to work, restaurants and events. Just load it with a 1-, 7- or a 31-day pass or Stored Value of any amount between $2 and $50 up to $100. The M•CARD offers a discounted rate compared to paying cash ($1.75 vs $2.25).  Graduating students and those not returning next year can hold on to their cards to load value on them as well.  

Returning students should hold onto their M•CARD to use in the fall semester when the U-PASS program starts up again.  Important Note - if you lose your pass you will need to buy a new one in the fall.

If you have any questions please call or email your school’s U-PASS Office.

GreenLine Detour - Water Street Closed - April 27-May1

EFFECTIVE DATE: Monday, April 27, 2015
DURATION: Monday, April 27th through Friday, May 1st - Nightly between the hours of 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM
AFFECTED AREA: Water Street between Clybourn Street and St Paul Avenue
                                                
Due to road work on I-794 for the Hoan Bridge Project , the GreenLine will detour nightly for 5 nights as follows:  
                                         
Northbound: 
       
    •    East (Right) on St Paul Avenue to Milwaukee Street
    •    North (Left) to Clybourn Street                 
    •    West (Left) to Water Street
    •    North (Right) to Regular Route
Southbound:
    •    West (Right) on Clybourn Street to 2nd Street
    •    South (Left) to St Paul Avenue
    •    East (Left) to Water Street
    •    South (Right) to regular route.

GreenLine May Be Impacted During Reconstruction of Howell Avenue - April 13

The reconstruction of Howell Avenue between Howard & Layton, funded by the City of Milwaukee and WisDOT, is set to begin on April 13, 2015.

Stage one: The GreenLine will continue to operate as normal on South Howell Avenue in the southbound, two-way traffic lanes.

Stage two: The GreenLine will continue to operate as normal  on South Howell Avenue in the northbound, two-way traffic lanes.

During both of these phases, bus stops will be maintained in the area. However, if and when the construction prevents passengers from loading at the corners, the bus stops will be moved to the medians.

Temporary instruction signs will be posted at affected stops by WisDOT when these times occur to avoid confusion.

Route 15, Route 48 Flyer & Route 88 Cudahy School Tripper Detour Packard Avenue Closed - April 13

EFFECTIVE DATE: Monday April 13, 2015
DURATION: Until further notice
AFFECTED AREA:
Packard Avenue between Layton Ave and Cudahy Ave
                                                
Due to Phase 1 of the Packard Ave Reconstruction Project, Packard Avenue between Layton Avenue and Cudahy Avenue will be closed and the Route 15, Route 48 Flyer & Route 88 Cudahy School Tripper will detour as follows:
                
Route 15 Detour
Northbound:
        
    •    West (left) on Layton Avenue
    •    North (right) on Kingan Avenue
    •    West (left) on Plankinton Avenue to regular route
    
Southbound:
    •    South (right) on Kingan Avenue
    •    East (left) on Layton Avenue
    •    South (right) on Packard Avenue to regular route

Route 48 Detour

Northbound AM trips:        
    •  
 East (right) on Layton Avenue
    •    North (left) on Kirkwood Avenue
    •    West (left) on Armour Avenue
    •    North (right) on Packard Avenue to regular route
Southbound PM trips:
    •  
 East (left) on Armour Avenue
    •    South (right) on Kirkwood Avenue
    •    West (right) on Layton Avenue
    •    South (left) on Packard Avenue to regular route

Route 88 Detour

PM Routing:        
    •    Continue east on Layton Avenue
    •    North (left) on Kirkwood Avenue                    
    •    West (left) on ArmourAvenue
    •    North (right) on Packard Avenue to regular route
AM Routing:
    •    East (left) on Armour Avenue
    •    South (right) on Kirkwood Avenue
    •    West (right) on Layton Avenue to regular route

Route 6 Bus Stops Added - March 27

Effective Friday, March 27, four bus stops have been added on Moorland Road at Greenfield Avenue and Hackberry Lane, for northbound and southbound trips.

Route 61 Bus Stop Added - March 27

Effective Friday, March 27, one Route 61 bus stop has been added for westbound trips at 19120 W County Line Rd, on the north side of the street.

Real-Time Update

With the addition of new routes starting this week there may be some minor issues with Real-Time Information and AVA Systems on buses. We are working to bring them on-line as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Route 31 Mayfair Trips Detour Due to Sewer Construction on Milwaukee - March 23

EFFECTIVE DATE: Monday March 23, 2015
DURATION: 5 months            
AFFECTED AREA: Milwaukee Avenue west of Wauwatosa Avenue                                                       

Due to sewer, water, and street reconstruction 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 (left) on North Avenue to regular route

Eastbound:
•    Continue east on North Avenue to 76th/ Wauwatosa Avenue
•    South (right) on 76th/ Wauwatosa Avenue to regular route

Route 80 Detour - Construction at Drexel Town Square - March 22

EFFECTIVE DATES: Sunday March 22, 2015
DURATION: Until further notice
AFFECTED AREA: Town Square Way between 6th Street and Susan Drive
                        
Due to construction in the new Drexel Town Square development, the Route 80 will detour as follows:

Southbound:
    •    East (left) on Drexel Avenue
    •    South (right) on Howell Avenue to regular route
    
Northbound:
    •    Continue north on Howell Avenue to Drexel Avenue
    •    West (left) on Drexel Avenue
    •    North (right) on 6th Street to regular route

Bluemound Road Closed - Route 85 Detour - March 12

EFFECTIVE DATE: Thursday March 12, 2015 at 6:00 AM
DURATION: Until further notice
AFFECTED AREA: Bluemound Road between 95th and 97th, and 97th Street between
Wisconsin Avenue and Bluemound Road

Due to the expanded closure of Bluemound Road up to the 98th Street intersection for the Zoo Interchange project, the Route 85 detour has been revised and will now detour as follows:

Route 85 AM
Northbound: West on Bluemound Road, north (R) on 84th Street, west (L) on Wisconsin Avenue, south (L) on 99th Street, west (R) on Bluemound Road to regular route.

Route 85 PM
Southbound: East on Bluemound Road, north (L) on 99th Street, east (R) on Wisconsin Avenue, south (R) on 91st Street, east (L) on Bluemound Road to regular route.

GoldLine Detour - Bluemound Road - March 12

EFFECTIVE DATE: Thursday March 12, 2015 at 6:00 AM

DURATION: Until further notice
AFFECTED AREA: Bluemound Road between 95th and 98th, and 97th Street between Wisconsin Avenue and Bluemound Road

Due to the expanded closure of Bluemound Road up to the 98th Street intersection for the Zoo Interchange project, the Gold Line detour has been revised and will now detour as follows:

GoldLine
Westbound: Continue west on Wisconsin Avenue to 99th Street, south (left) to Bluemound Road, west (right) to regular route.
Eastbound: East on Bluemound Road to 99th Street, north (left) to Wisconsin Avenue, east (right) to regular route.

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 - March 24

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

Stops have also been added on Wisconsin Avenue at 60th Street, for eastbound and westbound trips.

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.


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.

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 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

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 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.

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.