Service Alerts

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 Routes 17 & 54 - Mitchell Street Sun Fair - June 2 (5 days)

DATE: Thursday, June 2, 2016
DURATION: Thursday, June 2 at 7:00 AM until Monday, June 6 at 6:00 AM
AFFECTED AREA: Mitchell Street between 7th Street and 11th Street

Due to Mitchell Street Sun Fair, Mitchell Street will be closed between 7th Street and 11th Street, the routes 17 and 54 will detour as follows:

ROUTES 17 & 54
Westbound: South (left) on 7th Street, southwest (right) on Windlake, West (right) on Maple, north (right) on 11th Street, west (left) on Mitchell regular route.

Eastbound: South (right) on 11th Street, east (left) on Maple, northeast (left) on Windlake, north (left) on 7th Street, east (right) on Mitchell regular route.

Detour Route 64 - Greendale Memorial Day Parade - May 30 (8:45-10:00 am)

EFFECTIVE DATE: Monday, May 30, 2016
DURATION: 8:45 AM until 10:00 AM
AFFECTED AREA: Northway and Broad Street

Due to the Greendale Memorial Day Parade the Route 64 will detour as follows:

Southbound:
• West (right) on Grange Avenue to regular route

Northbound:
• Continue east on Grange Avenue
• North (left) on 60th 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 76 via 68th Street - West Allis Memorial Day Parade - May 30 (8 am - 11:30 am)

DATE: Monday - May 30, 2016
TIME:

  • STAGING: Approximately 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM (or when barricaded or notified)
  • PARADE: Approximately 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

STAGING AREA: 70th Street between National & Greenfield
PARADE ROUTE: West on Greenfield Avenue from S. 70th to 75th, south on 75th to National, east on National to 69th Street and disband in Veterans Park.

ROUTE 76 - Staging Detour 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM
Northbound VIA 68th Street Trips: North on 68th to National, east (right) to Six Points Crossing (66th St.), north (left) to Greenfield, west (left) to 70th, and north (right) to regular route.

Southbound VIA 68th Street Trips: 
East (left) on Greenfield to Six Points Crossing (66th St.), south (right) to National, west (right) to 68th and south (left) to regular route.


Parade Detour - 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Northbound Via 68th street Trips: North on 68th to National, east (right) to Six Points Crossing (66th St.), north (left) to Greenfield, west (left) to 70th, and north (right) to regular route.

Southbound VIA 68th Street Trips: West (right) on Washington to 76th, south (left) to Becher, east (left) to 69th, and south (right) to regular route.

Detour Routes 23, 54, 56 & BlueLine - West Allis Memorial Day Parade - May 30 (8 am-11:30 am)

DATE: Monday - May 30, 2016
TIME:

  • STAGING: Approximately 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM (or when barricaded or notified
  • PARADE: Approximately 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

STAGING AREA: 70th Street between National & Greenfield
PARADE ROUTE: West on Greenfield Avenue from S. 70th to 75th, south on 75th to National, east on National to 69th Street and disband in Veterans Park.

ROUTE 23, BLUELINE
Southbound: West on Greenfield to Six Points Crossing (66th St), south (left) on Six Points Crossing (66th St) to LAYOVER on Six Points Crossing (66th St) between Greenfield and National.

Northbound: After LAYOVER on Six Points Crossing (66th St), south to National east (left) to 65th Street, north (left) to Greenfield, east (right) to regular route.

ROUTE 54
Westbound: West (left) on Mitchell Street, south (left) on 71st Street, west (right) on Becher Street, north (right) on 76th Street, west (left) on National Avenue to regular route.

Eastbound: South (right) on 76th Street, east (left) on Becher Street, north (left) on 71st Street, east (right) on Mitchell Street, south (right) on 66th Street to regular route.

ROUTE 56
Westbound: North (right) on 70th to Washington, west (left) to 76th, south (left) to Greenfield and west (right) to regular route.

Eastbound: South (right) on 76th to Becher, east (left) to 68th, north (left) to National, east (right) to 65th, north (left) to Greenfield, and east (right) via regular route.

Detour Routes 14 & 17, Delay Routes 19, 23, 80 & BlueLine - Milwaukee Open Streets Event - June 12 (10 am-6 pm)

DATE: Sunday, June 12, 2016

DURATION: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, or when barricaded or notified

AFFECTED AREA: Cesar Chavez Drive between Washington Street and National Avenue, Washington Street between Cesar Chavez Drive and 2nd Street, 3rd Street between Washington Street and Bruce Street

Due to the Milwaukee Open Streets Event, the Routes 14 & 17 will detour between National Avenue and Greenfield Avenue. The routes 19, 23, 80, & BlueLine may experience delays when crossing

Washington Street and National Avenue, but will not detour (6th,11th, and National to remain open).

ROUTE 14 & 17 DETOUR:
Northbound: West (left) on Greenfield Avenue, north (right) on 19th Street, east (right) on National Ave., north (left) on Cesar Chavez Drive to regular route.

Southbound: West (right) on National Avenue, south (left) on 19th Street, east (left) on Greenfield Avenue, south (right) on Cesar Chavez Drive to regular route.

Detour Routes 19, 23 & BlueLine - Pride March - June 12 (1:45 pm-3 pm)

DATE: Sunday, June 12, 2016
DURATION: 1:45 pm to 3:00 pm, (or when barricaded or notified)
AFFECTED AREA: 2nd Street Between Seebooth & Greenfield

Due to the Pride March closing 2nd Street, Routes 19, 23, and BlueLine will detour as follows:

EAST/NORTHBOUND:
East on National to 6th St., north (left) to Michigan, east (right) to Plankinton, and north (left) to regular route.

WEST/SOUTHBOUND:
South on 2nd to Michigan, west (right) to 6th St., south (left) to National, and west (right) to regular route.

Detour Route 60 - Locust Street Festival - June 12 (7 am-10 pm)

DATE: Sunday, June 12, 2016
DURATION: 7:00 am to 10:00 pm, or when barricaded or notified
AFFECTED AREA: Locust Between Humboldt & Holton

Due to Locust Street being closed, the Route 60 will layover and detour as follows:

Layover on Burleigh at Humboldt (facing east).

When leaving layover:
North (left) on Humboldt to Auer
West (left) on Auer to Weil
South (left) on Weil to Burleigh
West (right) on Burleigh to regular route.

Detour Route 22 - Locust Street Beer Run/Walk - June 12 (11 am-12:15 pm)

DATE: Sunday, June 12, 2016
AFFECTED AREA: Center Street between Holton & Humboldt
DURATION: 11:00 am - 12:15 pm, or when barricaded or notified

Due to the Locust Street Beer Run, Center Street will be closed. The Route 22 will detour as follows:

EASTBOUND: South (right) on Holton to Meinecke, east (left) on Meinecke to Humboldt, north (left) to regular route.

WESTBOUND: Continue south on Humboldt to Meinecke, west (right) to Holton, north (right) to Center, west (left) to regular route.

Detour Routes 15 & 52 - South Milwaukee Memorial Day Parade - May 30 (10:30 am-11:45 am)

DATE: Monday - May 30, 2016

DURATION: Approximately 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM (when barricaded or notified)

PARADE ROUTE: North on 10th Ave from Monroe Ave to War Memorial located near Chicago Ave & Rawson Ave

ROUTE 15:
Southbound: Chicago to Hawthorne, east (left) to Mill Road, south (right) to Milwaukee, east (left) to 5th Ave., and south (right) to regular route.

Northbound: North via regular route to Madison, east (right) to 6th Ave./Mill Road, north (left) to Hawthorne, west (left) to Chicago Ave., and north (right) to regular route.

ROUTE 52:
Southbound Only: From south on 15th Ave, west (right) Rawson to 17th, south (left) to Milwaukee, east (left) to 12th Ave, south (right) regular route.

Detour Route 56 - West Allis Ala Carte Event - June 5 (5 am-8 pm)

DATE: Sunday, June 5, 2016
DURATION: 5:00 am to 8:00 pm, or when barricaded or notified
AFFECTED AREA: Greenfield Between 70th Street and 76th Street

Due to Greenfield being closed, the Route 56 will detour as follows:

Westbound:
South (left) on 70th Street to National
West (right) to 76th Street
North (right) to Greenfield West (left) to regular route.

Eastbound:
South (right) on 76th Street to National
East (left) to 70th Street
North (left) to Greenfield
East (right) to regular route.

Detour Route 44 Flyer Eastbound ONLY - Kearney Street Closed - May 31 (1 month)

DATE: Tuesday, May 31, 2016
DURATION: 1 month
AFFECTED AREA: Kearney Street between 84th and 76th Street

Due to construction on Kearney Street between 84th and 76th Street for the Zoo Interchange Project, the Route 44 Flyer will detour as follows:

EASTBOUND ONLY
• North on 84th Street to Adler Street
• East (right) on Adler Street - GATE 6 (by the Pettit Ice Center)
• Look for temporary stop relocated to Adler/Main Street at 76th Street
• North (left) on 76th Street
• East (right) on Kearney Street to regular route

Detour GreenLine - Water Street Bridge Closed - May 20 (9 am-2:30 pm)

EFFECTIVE DATE: Friday, May 20, 2016
DURATION: 9:00 AM until 2:30 PM
AFFECTED AREA: Water Street Bridge over the Milwaukee River

Due to bridge maintenance work on the Water Street Bridge over the Milwaukee River, the GreenLine will detour as follows:

Northbound:
• East (right) on Pittsburgh Avenue
• Northwest (left) on Erie Street
• North (right) on Water Street to regular route

Southbound:
• Southeast (left) on Erie Street
• Southwest (right) on Pittsburgh Avenue
• South (left) on 1st Street to regular route

Route 35 Bus Stops Temporarily Discontinued Southbound - May 23 (6 weeks)

DATE: Monday, May 23, 2016
DURATION: 6 weeks
AFFECTED AREA: 35th Street between Greenfield Avenue and Mitchell Street

Effective Monday, May 23rd, both southbound stops at Lapham Street and

Branting Lane will be temporarily discontinued during the 35 Street reconstruction. Even though buses will be returning to regular route southbound, 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 35 southbound at either Mitchell Street or Greenfield Avenue bus stops until further notice.

Detour Route 35 NORTHBOUND ONLY - 35th Street Construction - May 23 (6 weeks)

DATE: Monday, May 23, 2016
DURATION: 6 weeks
AFFECTED AREA: 35th Street between Mitchell Street and Greenfield Avenue

Due to the northbound closure of 35th Street between Mitchell Street and Greenfield Avenue the Route 35 - northbound only - will detour as follows:

Northbound:
• North on 35th Street to Burnham Street
• East (right) on Burnham Street
• North (left) on Layton Boulevard (27th Street)
• West (left) on National Avenue
• North (right) on 35th Street to regular route

***Look for temporary stops added along the detour route***

Detour Routes 23 & BlueLine - Construction at 68th & Mitchell - May 23 (1 week)

EFFECTIVE DATE: Monday, May 23, 2016 at 7:00 AM
DURATION: 1 Week
AFFECTED AREA: On 68th Street north of Mitchell Street

Due to construction on 68th Street just north of Mitchell Street, the Route 23 and Blueline will detour as follows:

• Continue east on Mitchell Street to 66th Street
• North (left) on 66th Street
• Southwest (left) on National Avenue to regular route (layover)

Detour Route 137 - House of Corrections Stop - May 21 (through June 11)

DATE: May 21st, 2016
DURATION: Through June 11, 2016
AFFECTED AREA: Bus stop in the parking lot at the House of Correction

Due to the reconstruction of the parking lot at the House of Corrections where we board and alight passengers, the Route 137 will detour as follows:

Route 137 outbound trips to the House of Corrections:
• North on 68th Street
• West (left) on the Service Road towards the Training Academy
• Look for temporary stop across from the Training Academy
• Layover in the western driveway entrance for the Training Academy parking lot
• After layover, make a U-turn in the Training Academy parking lot
• East (right) on Service Road to 68th Street
• South (right) on 68th Street to regular route

Detour Route 57 - Downtown Memorial Day Parade - May 30 (12 pm - 4 pm)

DATE: Monday - May 30, 2016
TIME:

  • STAGING: Approximately 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • PARADE: Approximately 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
STAGING AREA: 4th Street - Wells Street to Clybourn Street
PARADE ROUTE: Wisconsin Avenue - 4th Street to Prospect Avenue

 

Staging Detour:

Eastbound:    

  • Regular Route                         

 

Westbound:   

  • From layover to 4th Street
  • North (left) to Clybourn
  • West (left) to 6th
  • North (right) to Wells
  • East (right) to Water
  • North (left) to regular route

 

Parade Detour:

Eastbound:    

  • West (right) on Kilbourn to 6th                 
  • South (left) to Michigan                                               
  • East (left) to 5th Street,                                                 
  • South (right) to regular route    
Westbound:    
  • From layover to 4th Street
  • North (left) to Clybourn
  • North (right) to Wells
  • East (right) to Water
  • North (left) to regular route                       

 

                                                                                                         

Detour Routes 12, 14, 23, 30, 30X, 31, 90, BlueLine, GoldLine - Downtown Memorial Day Parade - May 30 (12pm-4pm)

DATE:                          Monday - May 30, 2016
TIME: STAGING:          Approximately 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
          PARADE:           Approximately 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
STAGING AREA:          4th Street - Wells to Clybourn and Wisconsin Ave -  4th to 5th 
PARADE ROUTE:         Wisconsin Avenue - 4th St. to Prospect.

STAGING DETOURS:

ROUTES 12,14,23,30, 30X, 31, 90, BLUELINE, GOLDLINE

Eastbound: South (right) on 6th to Michigan, east (left) to 2nd, north (left) to Wisconsin, east (right) to regular route.

Westbound: North (right) on 3rd to Wells, west (left) to 6th, south (left) to Wisconsin, west (right) to regular route. 


PARADE DETOURS:

ROUTES 12, 31, 90              
Eastbound: South (right) on 6th to Michigan, east (left) to the Downtown Transit Center.

Westbound: Continue west on Michigan to 6th Street, north (right) to Wisconsin, west (left) to regular route.

ROUTE 14 & GOLD LINE            
Eastbound: North (left) on 6th to Wells, east (right) to Prospect, north (left) to regular route.

Westbound: West (right) on Kilbourn to 6th St., south (left) to Wisconsin and west (right) to regular route.                             

ROUTES 30 & 30X        
Eastbound: North (left) on 6th to Wells, east (right) to Van Buren and north (left) to regular route.

Westbound: West (right) on Kilbourn to 6th St., south (left) to Wisconsin and west (right) to regular route.

ROUTE 15           
Southbound: South to Kilbourn, west (right) to 6th, south (left) to Michigan, east (left) to Milwaukee, south (right) to regular route.

Northbound
: North to Michigan, west (left) to 6th, north (right) to Wells, east (right) to Milwaukee, north (left) to regular route.

ROUTE 19           
Southbound: South to Kilbourn, west (right) to 6th, south (left) to Michigan, east (left) to 2nd, south (right) to regular route.

Northbound: North to Michigan, west (left) to 6th, north (right) to Kilbourn, east (right) to Plankinton, north (left) regular route.

GREEN LINE       
Southbound: South to Kilbourn, west (right) to 6th, south (left) to Michigan, east (left) to Water, south (right) to regular route.

Northbound: North to Michigan, west (left) to 6th, north (right) to Kilbourn, east (right) to Water, north (left) to regular route.

ROUTES 23 & BLUE LINE        
Southbound: South (right) on 6th Street to Michigan, east (left) to 2nd street, south (right) to regular route.

Northbound: North to Michigan, west (left) to 6th Street, north (right) to Wisconsin, west (left) to regular route.

ROUTE 33            
Eastbound: South on 6th to Michigan, east (left) to Downtown Transit Center.

Westbound: Continue west on Michigan to 6th north (right) to regular route.

Detour Routes 44 & 44U Eastbound ONLY - Due to Construction - May 16 (May 16-May 27)

DATE: Monday, May 16, 2016
DURATION: Monday, May 16th through Friday, May 27th, 2016
AFFECTED AREA: 

  • Kearney Street between 84th and 70th Street
  • 84th Street between Adler Street/Gate 6 and Kearney Street

Due to construction on Kearney Street and on 84th Street for the Zoo Interchange Project, the route 44 and 44U eastbound only will detour as follows:

Route 44 Flyer:
• North on 84th Street to Greenfield Avenue
• East (right) on Greenfield Avenue
• North (left) on 76th Street
• Look for temporary stop relocated to 76th Street at Adler/Main (NB Route 76 Stop)
• East (right) on Main Street to 70th Street
• North (left) on 70th Street
• Look for temporary farside stop on 70th Street at Adler Street (Route NB 76 stop)
• East (right) on Kearney Street to regular route

Route 44U Flyer:
• Continue east on Greenfield Ave. to 76th St. (Look for temporary stop on Greenfield at 84th St.- EB Rt. 56) • North (left) on 76th Street
• Look for temporary stop relocated to 76th Street at Adler/Main (NB Route 76 Stop)
• East (right) on Main Street to 70th Street
• North (left) on 70th Street
• Look for temporary farside stop on 70th Street at Adler Street (NB Route 76 stop) • East (right) on Kearney Street to regular route

Detour Route 61 Westbound ONLY - Due to Construction - May 6 (2 weeks)

DATE: Immediately
DURATION: 2 weeks
AFFECTED AREA: Rivercrest Drive at Appleton Avenue

Due to construction at the corner of Rivercrest Drive at Appleton Avenue, the Route 61 westbound only will detour as follows:

Westbound:
• South on Rivercrest Drive to Shady Lane
• West (right) on Shady Lane
• South (left) on Premier Lane (service road along Kohl’s parking lot)
• Northwest (right) on Appleton Avenue to regular route

SPRING SEMESTER U-PASS ENDING MAY 20TH - UWM, MARQUETTE & MIAD

This is a reminder to all UWM, Marquette & MIAD students that the U-PASS program ends for the semester on May 20th, 2016. This date will be the last day you will receive unlimited bus service from MCTS unless you are enrolled 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 31-Day Pass or Stored Cash Value of any amount between $2 and $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 onto 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. 

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 80 - 35th/Toronto Trips - Hopkins Street Closed - May 2nd - May 6th

DATE: Monday, May 2, 2016
DURATION: Monday, May 2nd at 6:00 AM through Friday, May 6th at 5:00 PM
AFFECTED AREA: Hopkins Street between Capitol Drive and 27th Street

Due to closure of Hopkins Street between Capitol Drive and 27th Street for utility work on the Century City Project the Route 80 making 35th/Toronto trips will detour as follows:

Northbound: North (right) on 27th Street, west (left) on Capitol Drive to regular route.

Southbound: Continue east on Capitol Drive to 27th Street, south (right) on 27th Street, southeast (left) on Hopkins Street to regular route.

Detour Routes 40U, 42U, 80 & 143 - 6th Street Closed - April 28 (7 weeks)

DATE: Thursday, April 28, 2016
DURATION: 7 weeks
AFFECTED AREA: 6th Street between McKinley Avenue and Juneau Avenue

Due to the McKinley Avenue sewer project, the Routes 40U, 42U, 80 & the 143 Flyer will detour as follows:

Route 40U:
Southbound
• Continue east on McKinley Avenue to 4th Street|
• South (right) on 4th Street
• West (right) on Juneau Avenue
• South (left) on 6th Street to regular route 

Northbound:
• East (right) on Juneau Avenue
• North (left) on 4th Street
• West (left) on McKinley Avenue
• North (right) on 6th Street to regular route


Routes 80 and 42U 
Southbound:
• East (left) on Vliet Street
• South (right) on 4th Street
• West (right) on Juneau Avenue
• South (left) on 6th Street to regular route

Northbound:
• East (right) on Juneau Avenue
• North (left) on 4th Street
• West (left) on McKinley Avenue
• North (right) on 6th Street to regular route


Route 143:

Southbound:
• Continue east on McKinley Avenue to 4th Street
• South (right) on 4th Street
• West (right) on Juneau Avenue
• South (left) on 6th Street to regular route

Northbound:
• East (right) on Juneau Avenue
• North (left) on 4th Street
• West (left) on McKinley 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.

Route 6 Schedule Change - SUNDAY ONLY - April 3

The following schedule change will go into effect for the Route 6 Sunday, April 3, 2016. Two trips have been moved early in the afternoon. Please read carefully.

Route 6 Eastbound on Sundays

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)

Capitol
&
Port Washington
(8345)

4:18 am A

4:34 am A

4:44 am A

4:55 am A

5:01 am A

5:08 am A

5:13 am A

5:17 am A

5:25 am A

5:31 am A

8:25 am A

8:41 am A

8:52 am A

9:04 am A

9:11 am A

9:19 am A

9:24 am A

9:28 am A

9:36 am A

9:42 am A

2:06 pm A

2:22 pm A

2:33 pm A

2:45 pm A

2:52 pm A

3:00 pm A

3:05 pm A

3:09 pm A

3:17 pm A

3:23 pm A

7:18 pm

7:34 pm

7:45 pm

7:57 pm

8:04 pm

8:12 pm

8:17 pm

8:21 pm

8:29 pm

8:35 pm

11:50 pm

12:06am

12:16 am

12:27 am

12:33am

12:40am

12:45am

12:49am

12:57am

1:03 am

  • A - Operates November 1st to December 27th.


Route 6 Westbound on Sundays

 

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)

3:00 am A

3:07 am A

3:15 am A

3:19 am A

3:23 am A

3:31 am A

3:37 am A

3:48 am A

3:57 am A

4:13 am A

9:18 am A

9:25 am A

9:33 am A

9:37 am A

9:41 am A

9:49 am A

9:55 am A

10:06 am A

10:15am A

10:31 am A

12:48 pm

12:55 pm

1:03 pm

1:07 pm

1:11 pm

1:19 pm

1:25 pm

1:36 pm

1:45 pm

2:01 pm

5:57 pm

6:04 pm

6:12 pm

6:16 pm

6:20 pm

6:29 pm

6:37 pm

6:48 pm

6:57 pm

7:13 pm

10:33 pm A

10:40 pm A

10:48pm A

10:51pm A

10:55pm A

11:03pm A

11:09 pm A

11:20 pm A

11:29pm A

11:45 pm A

 

  • A - Operates November 1st to December 27th.

 

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 279 Schedule Change - March 21

The following schedule change will go into effect for the Route 279 Monday, March 21, 2016. Two trips have been eliminated in the evening and one trip has been added in the morning. Please read carefully.


Route 279 Eastbound

Pilgrim Rd. Park-Ride Lot

(7901)

Fountain

&

Patrita

(2695)

Park Place

&

Liberty

(7483)

5:44 am

5:54 am

6:04 am

6:35 am

6:45 am

6:55 am

7:22 am

7:32 am

7:42 am

8:09 am

8:19 am

8:29 am

1:26 pm

1:36 pm

1:46 pm

2:13 pm

2:23 pm

2:33 pm

3:00 pm

3:10 pm

3:20 pm

4:00 pm

4:10 pm

4:20 pm

9:03 pm

9:13 pm

9:23 pm

9:50 pm

10:00 pm

10:10 pm

10:37 pm

10:47 pm

10:57 pm

11:24 pm

11:34 pm

11:44 pm




Route 279 Westbound

Park Place

&

Liberty

(7483)

Fountain

&

Patrita

(2718)

Pilgrim Rd. Park-Ride Lot

(7901)

5:21 am

5:30 am

5:43 am

6:12 am

6:21 am

6:34 am

6:59 am

7:08 am

7:21 am

7:46 am

7:55 am

8:08 am

1:03 pm

1:12 pm

1:25 pm

1:50 pm

1:59 pm

2:12 pm

2:37 pm

2:46 pm

2:59 pm

3:37 pm

3:46 pm

3:59 pm

8:40 pm

8:49 pm

9:02 pm

9:27 pm

9:36 pm

9:49 pm

10:14 pm

10:23 pm

10:36 pm

11:01 pm

11:10 pm

11:23 pm

Routes Changing - March 13th

Some of our routes are changing Sunday, March 13th, 2016. 

The changes go into effect as part the route updates we do four times a year (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter).

14, 23, 28, 30-30X, 33, 35, 51, 53, 56, 60, 61, 64, GoldLine & BlueLine

Detour Routes 15, 48 & 52 - Railroad Bridge Rehabilitation at Marquette Ave - March 16 (2 months)

EFFECTIVE DATE: Wednesday, March 16, 2016
DURATION: 2 Months
AFFECTED AREA: Marquette Avenue between 10th Avenue and Chicago Avenue

Due to Union Pacific Railroad bridge rehabilitation work being done on the Marquette Avenue overpass, routes 15, 48, and 52 will need to detour as follows:

Southbound Route 52 and P.M. 48 Trips:
• South on 10th Avenue to Milwaukee Avenue
• West (Right) on Milwaukee Avenue
• South (Left) on 12th Avenue to regular route

Northbound Route 15 and A.M. 48 Trips:
• Continue north on Chicago/12th Avenue to Milwaukee Avenue
• East (Right) on Milwaukee Avenue
• North (Left) on 10th Avenue to regular route

Route 44 & 44U Detour - Kearney Street Closed - March 1 (4 months)

DATE: Tuesday, March 1, 2016
DURATION: 4 months
AFFECTED AREA: Kearney Street between 84th and 70th Street

Due to construction on Kearney Street between 84th and 70th Street for the Zoo Interchange Project, the route 44 and 44U will detour as follows:

EASTBOUND ONLY
• North on 84th Street to Adler Street
• East (right) on Adler Street - GATE 6 (by the Pettit Ice Center)
• Look for temporary stop relocated to Adler/Main Street at 76th Street
• Continue east on Main Street to 70th Street
• North (left) on 70th Street
• Look for temporary farside stop on 70th Street at Adler Street (Route NB 76 stop) • East (right) on Kearney Street to regular route

Route 48 AM Inbound Flyer Detour - I-794 Westbound Exit to Michigan Street Closed - February 22 (6 months)

DATE: Monday, February 22, 2016
DURATION: 6 Months
AFFECTED AREA: I-794 Westbound (northbound) exit ramp to Michigan Street

Due to the closure of the I-794 Westbound (northbound) exit ramp to Michigan Street/Lincoln Memorial Drive for the Lakefront Gateway Project, the route 48 AM inbound flyer will detour as follows:

Route 48 AM Inbound Flyer Trip:
• Continue west on I-794 to the Milwaukee Street exit
• Exit (left exit) Milwaukee Street 1E
• North on Milwaukee Street to Michigan Street
• East (R) on Michigan Street
• North (L) on Cass Street to regular route

Route 85 & 21 Detour - Center Street Closure - January 4 (8 months)

Effective January 4th, 2016, due to the Center Street Closure for the Zoo Interchange Core Project, the pickup and drop off location for the Route 85 & 21 that service Wauwatosa West & Whitman will be temporarily relocated to 113th & Locust (see map).

Also please note the schedule change below.

Route 85 Northbound

70th & Bluemound

Bluemound & Glenview

Bluemound & N. 106th

N. 124th & Watertown

113th & Locust

Mayfair & Congress

Courtland & N. 118th

Capitol & N. 100th

92nd & Hampton

7:14 am

7:16 am

7:23 am

7:30 am

7:40 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2:46 pm* B

2:53 pm

2:57 pm

3:09 pm

 

 

 

 

 

2:46 pm* A

3:03 pm

3:07 pm

3:19 pm

3:24 pm

 

 

 

 

3:46 pm* B

3:53 pm

3:57 pm

4:09 pm

 

 

 

 

 

3:46 pm* A

4:03 pm

4:07 pm

4:19 pm

4:24 pm

A - Loads Eastbound at 113th & Locust.  Operates via Burleigh, Mayfair, Hampton, 118th, Courtland, 117th, Derby, 118th, Hampton, 100th, Capitol, 92nd to Hampton.

 B - Loads Eastbound at 113th & Locust.  Operates via Burleigh, Mayfair, Hampton, 118th, Courtland, 117th, Derby, 118th, Hampton to 100th & Capitol.
*Please note: All PM buses will load at 113th & Locust until the time shown.

Route 85 Southbound

92nd & Glendale

Capitol & N. 100th

Courtland & N. 118th

Mayfair & Congress

113th & Locust

N. 124th & Watertown

Bluemound & N. 106th

Bluemound & Glenview

70th & Bluemound

7:14 am

7:19 am

7:27 am

7:31 am

7:40 am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2:46 pm*

2:58 pm

3:06 pm

3:13 pm

3:16 pm

 

 

 

 

3:46 pm*

3:58 pm

4:06 pm

4:13 pm

4:16 pm

*Please note: All PM buses will load at 113th & Locust until the time shown.

Route 21 Westbound

Kenwood & Stowell

Prospect & North

MLK & North

North & Fond du Lac

Sherman & North

76th & North

Mayfair

113th & Locust

6:35 am E

6:42 am

6:51 am

6:58 am

7:06 am

7:17 am

7:26 am F

7:33 am

E – Operates to Wauwatosa High School\Whitman Middle School on school days only.
F – Continues to Wauwatosa\Whitman when school is in session.

Route 21 Eastbound

113th & Locust

76th & North

Sherman & North

35th & North

2:46 pm* B

3:04 pm

3:16 pm

3:20 pm

3:46 pm* C

4:04 pm

4:16 pm

4:20 pm

B - Operates Wednesdays when Wauwatosa \ Whitman school is in session.
C - Operates Mon. Tues. Thur. Fri. when Wauwatosa \ Whitman school is in session (not Wednesday.)
*Please note: All PM buses will load at 113th & Locust until the time shown.



Due to the closure of Center Street between 111th Street and 116th Street for the Center Street Bridge reconstruction over I-41 for the Zoo Interchange Project, Routes 85 and 21 that serve Wauwatosa West/ Whitman will detour as follows:

AM Route 85 Southbound: South on Mayfair Road to Burleigh Street, west (right) on Burleigh Street, south (left) on 114th Street, east (left) on Locust Street, and discharge the students at the temporary stop located east of 114th and Locust.

AM Route 85 Northbound: Continue north on 124th Street to Burleigh Street, east (right) on Burleigh Street, south (right) 114th Street, east (left) on Locust Street, and discharge the students at the temporary stop located east of 114th and Locust.

AM Route 21 Westbound: West on Center Street (mall exit) to Mayfair Road, north (right) on Mayfair Road, west (left) on Burleigh Street, south (left) on 114th Street, east (left) on Locust Street, and discharge the students at the temporary stop located east of 114th and Locust.

PM Pullouts to 113th and Locust: West on Burleigh Street, south (left) on 114th Street, east (left) on Locust Street, and load the students at the temporary stops located east of 114th and Locust. 

PM Route 85 Northbound: 
East on Locust Street to 112th Street, north (left) on 112th Street, east (right) on Burleigh Street, north (left) on Mayfair Road to regular route.

PM Route 85 Southbound: East on Locust Street to 112th Street, north (left) on 112th Street, west (left) on Burleigh Street, south (left) on 124th Street to regular route.

PM Route 21 Eastbound: East on Locust Street to 112th Street, north (left) on 112th Street, east (right) on Burleigh Street, south (right) on Mayfair Road, east (left) on North Avenue to regular route.


 

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.

GoldLine Free Ride Zone on Bluemound & Wisconsin - May 26 - Until Further Notice

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately
DURATION: Until further notice
EFFECTIVE 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. 

• With the closing of the Wisconsin Avenue Bridge, drivers 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 need a transfer when boarding in this area, you can pay on the bus you are transferring to.

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.