IMPORTANT INFORMATION
MCTS will resume regular service on Saturday, July 4, 2015.

As a way to say 'thank you' to the tens of thousands of people inconvenienced by the bus drivers strike, all MCTS rides will be FREE on Monday, July 6th. Click here for more Information: http://www.ridemcts.com/about-us/news/all-mcts-bus-rides-are-free-on-monday-july-6th

Service Alerts

Route 55 Detour - Cuday 4th of July Parade - July 4

DATE: Saturday, July 4,  2015
TIME: Approximately 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
PARADE ROUTE: Lake Drive between Ramsey and Layton Avenue

DETOUR ROUTE 55
Eastbound:

• South (right) on Kirkwood Ave to Pulaski Ave, west (right) to Packard Ave, south (left) to Ramsey Ave
• East (left) to Lake Drive 
• South (right) to regular route

Westbound:

• West (left) on Ramsey Avenue to Packard Avenue
• North (right) to Pulaski Avenue, east (right) to Kirkwood Avenue, north (left) to Layton Avenue
• West (left) to regular route

Routes 55, 64 & 76 Detour - Greenfield Independence Day Parade - July 4

DATE: Saturday, July 4th, 2015
TIME: Staging : 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM (South 68th Street between Layton and Edgerton)
PARADE TIME: 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM 
PARADE ROUTE: Layton Avenue between Loomis Road & 69th Street

*DETOUR ROUTES 64 & 76, Starting at 10:00 AM:*
ROUTE 64
Southbound: 

South on 60th to Coldspring, West (right) on Coldspring to 76th, South (left) on 76th Street and U-turn in the second boulevard cut just south of Grange Avenue.

Northbound:

After U-turn continue North on 76th to Coldspring, East (right) on Coldspring to 60th, North (left) on 60th to regular route.

ROUTE 76 VIA 68TH STREET
Southbound:

68th to Coldspring, West (right) on Coldspring to 76th, South (left) on 76th Street to Layton Avenue, East (left) on Layton to 74th, South (right) on 74th to Edgerton, West (right) on Edgerton to 76th, South (left) on 76th Street and U-turn in the second boulevard cut just south of Grange Avenue.

Northbound:

After U-turn continue North on 76th to Coldspring, East (right) on Coldspring to 68th, North (left) on 68th to regular route.

*PARADE DETOUR Starting at 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM*
ROUTE 55
Westbound: Layton Avenue to Loomis, Southwest (left) on Loomis to Edgerton, West (right) on Edgerton to 74th Street, south (left) into Southridge Mall and regular route.

Eastbound:

When leaving Southridge Mall, east (right) on Edgerton to Loomis, Northeast (left) on Loomis to Layton, East (right) to regular route.

Routes 64 & 76 - Greendale Independence Day Parade - July 4

DATE: Saturday, July 4, 2015
TIME: Approximately 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (Noon)
PARADE ROUTE:

Grange Ave. between 76th and 68th Streets,Northway between 7400 block of W. Grange Ave. and Basswood St., Basswood St., Arrowwood Ave., Broad St., Southway between Clover Ln. and Catalpa St.

ROUTE 64 
Southbound:South on 60th to Coldspring, West (right) on Coldspring to 76th, South (left) on 76th Street and U-turn in the second boulevard cut just south of Grange Avenue.


Northbound: 
After U-turn continue North on 76th to Coldspring, East (right) on Coldspring to 60th, North (left) on 60th to regular route. 

 
ROUTE 76 VIA 68TH STREET 
Southbound: 68th to Coldspring, West (right) on Coldspring to 76th, South (left) on 76th Street to Layton Avenue, East (left) on Layton to 74th, South (right) on 74th to Edgerton, West (right) on Edgerton to 76th, South (left) on 76th Street and U-turn in the second boulevard cut just south of Grange Avenue.

Northbound:
After U-turn continue North on 76th to Coldspring, East (right) on Coldspring to 68th, North (left) on 68th to regular route.

ROUTE 76 VIA 76TH STREET
Southbound: From 76th and Edgerton, South (left) on 76th Street and U-turn in the second boulevard cut just south of Grange Avenue.

Northbound:  After U-turn continue North on 76th to regular route.

Routes 14, 19, 23, 27, 54, 56, 80, BlueLine, PurpleLine Detour - Mitchell Park Independence Day Parade - July 4

DATE: Saturday, July 4, 2015
TIME: Approximately 8:45 AM - 10:00 AM (when barricaded or notified)
PARADE ROUTE: National from 4th Street to 26th Street
26th Street to Mitchell Park.

Route 23 & BlueLine:

Westbound: South on 2nd to Greenfield, west (right) to 27th, north (right) to National and west (left) to regular route.
 
Eastbound: South (right) on 27th Street to Greenfield, east (left) to 2nd, and north (left) to regular route.


Route 19 
Southbound: South on 2nd to Greenfield, west (right) to 11th, and south (left) to regular route.

Northbound: North to Greenfield, east (right) to 2nd Street, and north (left) to regular route.


Routes 14, 27, 54   56, 80, PurpleLine: 

Need to wait for parade to clear or depending on MPD, they may let buses through

Routes 15 & 52 - Humboldt Park Independence Day Parade - July 4

DATE: Saturday, July 4, 2015
TIME: Approximately 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
PARADE ROUTE: Start at Lincoln & S. Kinnickinnic Avenue, continue on Kinnickinnic to Logan Avenue, then to Humboldt Park 

ROUTES 15 & 52:
Southbound: South (right) on Howell to Oklahoma, east (left) to (Clement for the Rt.52), and (Kinnickinnic for the Rt.15), south (right) to regular route.

Northbound: West (left) on Oklahoma to Howell, north (right) to Kinnickinnic, north (left) and regular route.

Routes 21 & 31 - Wauwatosa Independence Day Parade - July 4

DATE: Saturday, July 4, 2015

TIME: Approximately 7:00 AM - 11:30 AM 
PARADE ROUTE: Parade units will assemble in parking lots of Wauwatosa City Hall and Longfellow Middle School (80th Street) and proceed west on North Avenue to 104th Street

ROUTE 21:
Westbound: North (right) on 76th St. to Burleigh, west (left) to Mayfair Rd. (Hwy 100), and south (left) to Mayfair Shopping Center.

Eastbound: North (right) on Mayfair Rd. (Hwy 100) to Burleigh, east (right) to 76th St., south (right) to North Ave., and east (left) to regular route.

ROUTE 31 MAYFAIR TRIPS ONLY:
Westbound: North on Wauwatosa Ave. (76th) to Harmonee, west (left) on Harmonee/Harwood to Watertown Plank Road, west (right) to Mayfair Rd. (Hwy 100), and north (right) to Mayfair Shopping Center.

Eastbound: South (left) on Mayfair Rd. (Hwy 100) to Watertown Plank Rd., east (left) to Harwood/Harmonee, northeast (left) to Wauwatosa Ave. (76th), and south (right) to regular route.

Route 14 & GreenLine Detour - Whitefish Bay 4th of July Parade - July 4

DATE: Saturday, July 4, 2015
TIME: 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
PARADE ROUTE: Silver Spring Drive between Lake Drive and Kent Avenue

Due to the Whitefish Bay 4th of July parade, the Route 14 and Greenline will detour as follows:

Route 14
Northbound: West (left) on Henry Clay to Lydell, North (right) to Silver Spring Dr., West (left) to regular route.

Southbound: South (right) on Lydell to Henry Clay, East (left) to Santa Monica, South (right) to regular route.


GreenLine
Northbound: West (left) on Henry Clay to Lydell, North (right) to Silver Spring Dr., West (left) to regular route.

Southbound: South (right) on Lydell to Henry Clay, East (left) to Marlborough, South (right) to regular route.

RedLine & GreenLine Detour - Shorewood 4th of July Parade - July 4

DATE: Saturday, July 4, 2015
TIME: 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM 
PARADE ROUTE: Oakland Ave between Edgewood Ave and Glendale Ave

Due to the Shorewood 4th of July parade, the RedLine & GreenLine will detour as follows:

GreenLine:
Northbound: East (right) on Edgewood Ave to Murray Ave, North (left) to Cumberland Blvd, West (left) to Hampton Road, West (left) to regular route.

Southbound: South (right) on Cumberland Blvd to Murray Ave, South (right) to Edgewood
Ave, West (right) to Oakland, South (left) to regular route.


RedLine: Will be allowed to cross at Oakland when there is a break in the par

Routes 23, 56, 76 & BlueLine Detour - West Allis Independence Day Parade - July 2

DATE: Thursday,  July 2, 2015
TIME: Staging – 6:00 PM Parade – 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
STAGING: Greenfield between 81st street and 76th street
PARADE ROUTE: Greenfield Avenue between 77th Street and 70th Street, 70th Street between National Avenue and Greenfield Avenue

Route 23, BlueLine Detour
Southbound: West on Greenfield to 66th Street, south (left) on 66th Street to LAYOVER on 66th between Greenfield and National.

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

Route 56 Detour
Eastbound: Continue south on 84th street to Lapham, east (left) to 81st street, south (right) to National Avenue, east (left) to 65th Street, north (left) to Greenfield, east (right) to regular route.

Westbound: South (left) on 66th Street to National, west (right) to 84th street, north (right) to Greenfield, and west (left) to regular route.


Route 76 via 68th Street Detour

Southbound: West (right) on O’Connor (stay in right lane) to 76th Street, south (left) to National Avenue, east (left) to 70th Street, south (right) to regular route. 

Northbound: West (left) on National Avenue to 76th Street, north (right) to Kearney, east (right) to 68th Street, north (left) to regular route. 

**After Greenfield Avenue Opens, OPENS, 70th Street may stay closed for an additional 2 hours **

Route 76 via 68th Street Detour (Bouth Directions)
Use 71st Street between Greenfield Avenue and National Avenue in both directions.

IMPORTANT NOTE FOR JULY 4TH

This Saturday, July 4th, in observance of the Independence Day holiday, we will be running a Sunday/Holiday Schedule for all routes.  

Route 15 Detour - Milwaukee Street Closed During Summerfest - June 24-28 & June 30-July 5

EFFECTIVE DATE: Wednesday, June 24, 2015
DURATION: Every Day of Summerfest, June 24 - 28 & June 30- July 5, 2015
10:00 PM to 1:00 AM ONLY
AFFECTED AREA: Milwaukee Street between Clybourn and Menominee Street, Broadway and Pittsburgh Avenue to 1st Street


Due to traffic congestion 
during Summerfest, the Route 15 will detour as follows:

Route 15
Southbound:

  • West (right) on Michigan Street
  • South (left) on Water/1st Street to regular route.
Northbound:
  • Continue north on 1st/Water Street
  • East (right) on Michigan Street
  • North (left) on Milwaukee Street to regular route.

Route 79, 279 Layover Pilgrim Road Park Ride - June 15 (5 months)

EFFECTIVE DATE: Monday, June 15, 2015
DURATION: 5 months
AFFECTED AREA: Layover/bus stop at the Pilgrim Road Park-n-Ride

Due to the reconstruction of the bus stop/layover island as part of the Pilgrim Road Project, the bus stop/layover will be temporarily relocated to the north end of the Park-n-ride lot.

Route 80 Bus Stops Removed - June 16

EFFECTIVE DATE: Tuesday, June 16, 2015
DURATION: Permanent
Affected Area: 6th Street at Grant Street

Effective immediately, the northbound and southbound Route 80 bus stops (#7139, 7207) on South 6th Street at Grant Street, have been removed. Operators are instructed not to board or alight passengers at these stops from this point forward.

Route 51 Bus Stop Removed

Effective immediately, the westbound Route 51 nearside bus stop (#5095) on Oklahoma Avenue at South 77th Street, has been removed. Drivers are instructed not to board or alight passengers at this stop from this point forward.

Routes 30-30X, GoldLine & RedLine Detour - Construction in UWM Area - June 15 (2 months)

DATE: Monday, June 15, 2015
DURATION: 2 months
AFFECTED AREA: Maryland Avenue between Kenwood Blvd and Hartford Avenue 

Due to construction and lane closures on Maryland Avenue between Kenwood Boulevard and Hartford Avenue, the Routes 30/30X, RedLine, and GoldLine will detour as follows:


RedLine 
Westbound:

From the layover continue west on Kenwood Blvd to Oakland Avenue, south (Left) on Oakland Avenue, east (Left) on Locust Street, north (Left) on Maryland Avenue to regular route.


GoldLine

Eastbound: West (Left) on Locust Street, north (Right) on Maryland to layover.


Westbound: Continue south on Downer to Kenwood, west (Right) on Kenwood, south (Left) on Maryland to regular route. Look for temporary stop posted west of the Redline stop in front of the Student Union. 


30/30X

Westbound: Continue south on Downer to Kenwood, west (Right) on Kenwood, south (Left) on Maryland to regular route. Look for temporary stop posted west of the Redline stop in front of the Student Union.

GreenLine Detour - Sewer Construction on Hampton - June 12 (3 weeks)

EFFECTIVE DATE: Friday, June 12th, 2015 at 7:00 AM
DURATION: 3 Weeks
AFFECTED AREA: Hampton Road between Oakland Ave and Cumberland Blvd

Due to sewer work on Hampton Road between Oakland Avenue and Cumberland Boulevard, the GreenLine will detour as follows:


Southbound:

  • South (Right) on Cumberland Boulevard
  • South (Right) on Oakland Avenue to regular route

 


Northbound:

  • West (Left) on Cumberland Boulevard
  • West (Left) on Hampton Road to regular route

 

Route 54 Detour - Construction on 66th Street - May 29 (4 weeks)

EFFECTIVE DATE: Friday, May 29th, 2015
DURATION: 4 weeks
 AFFECTED AREA: 66th Street between Burnham Street and Mitchell Street

Due to construction on 66th Street between Burnham Street and Mitchell Street the Route 54 will detour as follows:  

Westbound:
• North (right) on 60th Street
• West (left) on Mitchell Street
• North (right) on 65th Street
• West (left) on National Avenue to regular route

Eastbound:
• Continue east on National Avenue to 65th Street
• South (right) on 65th Street
• East (left) on Mitchell Street
• South (right) on 60th Street
• East (left) on Burnham Street to regular route

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.

Route 67 Detour - 92nd Street Closed - May 18 (7 months)

DATE: Monday, May 18, 2015 at 8:00 PM
DURATION: 7 Months        
AFFECTED AREA: 92nd Street under I-94 

Due to opening of 95th Street and Bluemound Road for the Zoo Interchange Project but with the continued closure of 92nd Street between Bluemound Road and Schlinger Avenue, the Route 67 Via 92nd Street trips will now detour as follows:

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:
  • West (right) on Wisconsin Avenue
  • South (left) on 95th Street
  • East (left) on Bluemound Road
  • South (right) on 84th Street
  • West (right) on Schlinger Avenue
  • South (left) on 92nd Street to regular route  

**The free ride zone stop at 92nd and Bluemound will be move to the nearside stop**

Route 21 Detour - North Avenue Closed - May 18 (6 months)

EFFECTIVE DATE: Monday, May 18, 2015
DURATION: 6 Months
AFFECTED AREA: North Avenue between 30th and 31st Streets

Due to North Avenue being closed for the construction of a new railroad bridge, the Route 21 will detour as follows:

Eastbound:
  • South (right) on 32nd Street
  • East (left) on Lisbon Avenue
  • North (left) on 27th Street
  • East (right) on North Avenue to regular route
Westbound:
  • South (left) on 27th Street
  • West (right) on Lisbon Avenue
  • North (right) on 32nd Street
  • West (left) on North Avenue to regular route

Routes 15 & 48 detour due to the Packard Avenue Reconstruction Project - May 4 (6 months)

Effective Monday, May 4, 2015, Routes 15 & 48 will detour for approximately six months due to the Packard Avenue Reconstruction Project on Packard Avenue between Cudahy Avenue and Pulaski Avenue.

Until further notice, the Route 15 & 48 will detour as follows:

Route 15:

Northbound:             

  • East (right) on Pulaski Avenue
  • North (left) on Kirkwood Avenue
  • 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 Kirkwood Avenue
  • West (right) on Pulaski Avenue
  • South (left) on Packard Avenue to regular route

Route 48

Northbound AM trips:

  • East (right) on Pulaski Avenue
  • North (left) on Kirkwood Avenue
  • West (left) on Cudahy Avenue
  • North (right) on Packard 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

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

Route 23 Detour Granville -Calumet

Effective Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Route 23 will reverse the direction of their Granville-Calumet "loop". The Route 23 and 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

 

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.

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.

Wisconsin Avenue Bus Stops

To view a detailed map of stops on Wisconsin Avenue, please click here.