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Service Alerts

Route 43 Whitnall Flyer AM Trips Only

Effective Monday, October 20, 2014

Due to bridge maintenance operations in the I-43 Hale Interchange, the Route 43 Flyer AM trips will detour as follows:

Eastbound/Inbound from the Hales Corners Park-n-Ride Lot:

  • North (R) on 108th Street
  • East (R) on Layton Avenue
  • Northeast (L) on Forest Home Avenue
  • Northeast (R) on I-43/I-894 East entrance ramp to regular route

Route 15 Detour Milwaukee Street Closed Oct. 16-17th & 17-18th

Due to road work on I-794, the Route 15 will detour as follows:

Effective Thursday, October 16, 2013 at 10 p.m. until Friday, October 17 at 4 a.m. 

Northbound:
  • East (R) on St. Paul Avenue
  • North (L) on Van Buren Street
  • West (L) on Clybourn Street
  • North (R) on Milwaukee Street to regular route
Southbound:
  • West (R) on Clybourn Street
  • South (L) on 2nd Street
  • East (L) on St. Paul Avenue
  • South (R) on Milwaukee Street to regular route
Effective Friday, October 17, 2014 at 11 p.m. until Saturday, October 18 at 7 a.m.

Northbound:
  • West (L) on St. Paul Avenue
  • North (R) on Water Street
  • East (R) on Michigan Street
  • North (L) on Milwaukee Street to regular route
Southbound
  • West (R) on Clybourn Street
  • South (L) on Water Street
  • East (L) on St. Paul Avenue
  • South (R) on Milwaukee Street to regular route

 



GreenLine Detour Water Street Closed October 16-17th

Effective Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 10 p.m until Friday, October 17 at 6 a.m. along Water Street between Clybourn and St. Paul.

Due to road work on I-794, the GreenLine will detour as follows:

Northbound:
  • East (R) on St. Paul Avenue
  • North (L) on Van Buren Street
  • West (L) on Clybourn Street
  • North (R) on Water Street to regular route
Southbound:
  • West (R) on Clybourn Street
  • South (L) on 2nd Street
  • East (L) on St. Paul Avenue
  • South (R) on Water Street to regular route

 

 

Route 10 Detour and Free Zone

Effective Monday, October 20, 2014 due to the closure of Bluemound Road and 97th Street over US 45 for the Zoo Interchange Project, the routes will detour.

Westbound From west on Wisconsin Avenue to 99th Street, south (L) to Bluemound Road, west (R) to regular route.

Eastbound From east on Bluemound Road to 98th Street, north (L) to Wisconsin Avenue, east to (R) regular route.

Pedestrian will not be required to pay a fare when boarding a Route 10 bus at and between these two bus stops:

  • Westbound at 92nd Street and Wisconsin Avenue (#518)
  • Eastbound at Bluemound Road and Zoo (#564)

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

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 31 Return to Regular Routing

ATTENTION PASSENGERS OF ROUTE 31
STATE-HIGHLAND

Effective Sunday, October 19, 2014 buses will return to regular routing after the Watertown Plank Bridge has been reopened.

Once the bridge is reopened, passengers will no longer be eligible to board in the free zone without paying a fare between Innovation Drive and 92nd Street. Pedestrians will once more be able to travel along this area by foot.

Detour signs will be removed at affected stops to reduce confusion.

Route 67 Detour – 84th Street Closed

DATE: Monday October 13, 2014                  
DURATION:
6 Weeks
AFFECTED AREA:
84th Street under I-94

Due to construction on 84th Street under I-94 for the Zoo Interchange Project  the Route 67 Via 84th Street trips will detour as follows:

Northbound: West (left) on Schlinger Avenue, north (right) on 92nd Street, east (right) on Bluemound Road, north (left) on Glenview Avenue to regular route.

Southbound: West (right) on Bluemound Road, south (left) on 92nd Street, east (left) on Schlinger Avenue, south (right) on 84th Street to regular route.


Route 6 Detour Change Construction on Lincoln and 107th

EFFECTIVE DATES: Tuesday, October 7, 2014
DURATION: Until further notice
AFFECTED AREA: 170th Street and W. Lincoln Avenue

Due to construction on 170th Street and W. Lincoln Ave, the Rte 6 will detour as follows:

Westbound:

• Continue West on Rogers Drive to Calhoun Road.
• South (left) on Calhoun to regular route

Eastbound:

• Continue North on Calhoun Road to Rogers Dr.
• East (right) on Rogers Dr. to regular route

Detour Routes 6,21,28,31,60 Due to Construction At Mayfair Mall

EFFECTIVE DATE: Wednesday, October 8, 2014

DURATION: 1 month                            
AFFECTED AREA:
Service Road off of Center Street where buses layover and/or stop.                                                                                                                       
Due to sewer and street construction work being done on the service road where all the affected routes stop and/or layover off of Center Street the Routes 6, 21, 28, 31, and 60 will detour as follows:

ROUTES 21,31
Westbound:
Continue north on Mayfair Road to Center Street, east (right) on Center Street, continue east on  Center Street just past the service road to the next parking aisle, south (right) and layover on opposite side and end of island in the temporary bus corral.

Eastbound: After layover, U-turn in the bus corral and north to Center Street, west (left) on Center Street, south (left) on Mayfair Road and back to regular route.


ROUTE 6 EASTBOUND AND ROUTE 28 NORTHBOUND: Continue north on Mayfair Road to Center Street, east (right) on Center Street, continue east on Center Street just past the service road to the next parking isle, south (right) and stop on opposite side and end of aisle in the temporary bus corral.  After making stop, U-turn in the bus corral and north to Center Street, west (left) on Center Street, north (right) on Mayfair Road and back to regular route.


ROUTE 6 WESTBOUND AND ROUTE 28 SOUTHBOUND:
Continue east on Center Street just past the service road to the next parking isle, south (right) and stop on opposite side and end of island in the temporary bus corral.  After making stop, U-turn in the bus corral and north to Center Street, west (left) on Center Street, south (left) on Mayfair Road and back to regular route. 


ROUTE 60
Westbound:
Continue east on Center Street just past the service road to the next parking aisle, south (right) and layover on opposite side and end of aisle in the temporary bus corral. 


Eastbound:
After layover, U-turn in the bus corral and north to Center Street, west (left) on Center Street, north (right) on Mayfair Road and back to regular route.

Route 10 Santa Monica Closed

EFFECTIVE DATE: October 8th
DURATION:
 2 Days
AFFECTED AREA:
Santa Monica Blvd between Lexington Blvd and Lancaster Ave southbound only

Due to storm sewer repair work on Santa Monica Boulevard between Lexington Boulevard and Lancaster Avenue the Rt 10 southbound ONLY will detour as follows:

Southbound:  West on Lexington Boulevard, south on Shoreland Avenue, east on Lancaster Avenue, south on Santa Monica Boulevard  to regular route.

Route 89 Detour/St. Francis Avenue Closed

EFFECTIVE DATES: Monday October 6, 2014

DURATION: One week
AFFECTED AREA: Rail Road Crossing at East St Francis Avenue

Due to the Railroad Company performing track maintenance on the tracks that cross St Francis Avenue between Iowa Avenue and Ellen Street the Rt 89 detour is as follows:

PM Clockwise: Continue east on Howard Avenue, north (left) on Kinnickinnic Avenue, north (right) on Pennsylvania Avenue, west (left) on Holt Avenue, south (left) on Kinnickinnic Avenue to regular route.  

AM Counterclockwise 1st Trip: Continue south on Kinnickinnic Avenue, west (right) on Howard Avenue to regular route.

AM Counterclockwise 2nd and 3rd Trip: Continue north on Kinnickinnic Avenue, north (right) on Pennsylvania Avenue, west (left) on Holt Avenue, south (left) on Kinnickinnic Avenue, west (right) on Howard Avenue to regular route. 


Route 50 Detour/St. Francis Avenue Closed

EFFECTIVE DATES:  Monday October 6, 2014
DURATION
: One week
AFFECTED AREA: Rail Road Crossing at East St Francis Avenue

Due to the Railroad Company performing track maintenance on the tracks that cross St Francis Avenue between Iowa Avenue and Ellen Street the Rt 50 detour is as follows:

Eastbound: Continue east on Howard Avenue, north (left) on Kinnickinnic Avenue, north (right) on Pennsylvania Avenue, west (left) on Holt Avenue, south (left) on Kinnickinnic Avenue to layover. 

Westbound: After layover continue south on Kinnickinnic Avenue, west (right) on Howard Avenue to regular route.

Route 55 Bus Stop Moved

Effective October 1, 2014, bus stop (ID#5463) on 76th Street at Holmes Avenue has been moved north to bus stop (ID#9066) between Holmes Avenue and Barnard Avenue.

This allows further distance for our operators to safely change lanes to the eastbound turn onto Edgerton Avenue.

GreenLine Detour Water Street Closed Oct. 10-11th

EFFECTIVE DATE: Friday October 10, 2014

DURATION: 11pm Friday October 10th until Saturday October 11th at 7am
AFFECTED AREA:
Water Street between Clybourn and St Paul

Due to road work on I-794, the Greenline will detour as follows:                                            

Northbound:                 

  • East on St Paul to Milwaukee 
  • North to Clybourn                              
  • West to Water Street
  • North to Regular Route


Southbound:

  • West on Clybourn to 2nd
  • South to St Paul
  • East to Water Street
  • South to regular route.

 


GreenLine Detour Howell Avenue Closed

EFFECTIVE DATE:  Friday October 3, 2014 at 5:00pm

DURATION: 5:00pm Friday October 3rd until 2:00am Saturday October 4th
AFFECTED AREA:
Howell Avenue between Kinnickinnic Avenue and Lincoln Avenue

Due to the sculpture unveiling ceremony that will be taking place on Howell Avenue between Kinnickinnic Avenue and Lincoln Avenue the Greenline will detour as follows

 
Northbound: East on Smith Street, north on Kinnickinnic Avenue  to regular route.
Southbound:
Continue south on Kinnickinnic Avenue, west on Smith Street, south on Howell Avenue to regular route.

Route 52 Detour South Milwaukee Homecoming Parade

EFFECTIVE DATES: Thursday October 2, 2014

DURATION: 5:45pm - 6:45pm
AFFECTED AREA:
15th Ave between Rawson Ave and Parkway Drive

Due to South Milwaukee High School’s Homecoming Parade along 15th Avenue between Rawson Avenue and Parkway Drive the Route 52 will detour as follows: 

Northbound: North on 15th Avenue, West (L) on Rawson Avenue, North (R) on 17th Avenue/   Parkway Drive, North (L) on 15th Avenue to regular route.

Southbound: West (R) on Parkway Drive/ 17th Avenue, east (L) on Rawson Avenue to regular route.

Detour All Routes Wisconsin Avenue Closed For "Newaukee Night Market"

DATE: Wednesday October 15, 2014

DURATION: 12:00 PM to 12:00 AM
AFFECTED AREA:
Wisconsin Avenue between 4th Street and 6th Street     
ROUTES AFFECTED: 
10, 12, 14, 23, 30, 31, 40, 43, 44, 46, 48, 49, 79, 90, 143 & BLU                                                         
Due to Wisconsin Avenue being closed for the "NEWaukee Night Market", ALL buses on Wisconsin Avenue will detour as follows:

ALL ROUTES TRAVELING WESTBOUND ON WISCONSIN AVENUE:
West on Wisconsin Avenue to Old World Third Street, north to Wells Street, west to 6th Street, south to Wisconsin Avenue, west to regular route. 

ALL ROUTES TRAVELING EASTBOUND ON WISCONSIN AVENUE:
East on Wisconsin to 6th Street, south to Michigan Street, east to 2nd Street, north to Wisconsin Avenue, east to regular route.

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

EFFECTIVE DATE: Friday October 10, 2014

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

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


ROUTE 19
Northbound:

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

Southbound:

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

Route 44U Passenger Note

Attention 44U Passengers Only
Please note that after 6 pm, our service operates its whole regularly scheduled route (not just between UWM and 84th & Greenfield).

Detour Route 31 Mayfair Trips Sewer Construction On Milwaukee

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

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

ROUTE 31 MAYFAIR

Westbound:

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

Eastbound:

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

UWM Panther Prowl Detour Routes 22, 30, RedLine

DATE: Sunday, October 12, 2014
DURATION:
6:00 AM TO 12:00 PM Hartford between Maryland & Downer    

AFFECTED AREA: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Routes 12, 31 Detour for Marquette Madness Party

DATE: Friday, October 10, 2014        

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

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

ROUTES 12, 31

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

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

Freeway Flyer & UBus Local Segment Policy Change

Attention MCTS Freeway Flyer & UBUS Riders

Pertains to customers who Ride ONLY local streets on a Freeway Flyer Route

Effective Monday, September 29, 2014, the Milwaukee County Transit System will be implementing a new policy that will require any person riding on a Freeway Flyer route – even just a short segment of the route- to pay the Freeway Flyer fare.

This will NOT affect most riders and fares are NOT changing. Riders will still pay with a valid pass (i.e. CVP, U-PASS), Weekly/Monthly pass with cash premium, or the cash fare of $3.25 adult/$1.60 reduced.

In the past, MCTS was able to accommodate riders who rode Freeway Flyers for just a short distance by charging them a regular local fare ($2.25 adult cash or $1.1.0 reduced). MCTS will no longer be able to provide this service.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation as we implement this policy.

Note: The $0.35 zone fare still applies for passengers who board or alight Route 79 in Waukesha County.

Route 80 Detour - Villard Avenue Closed

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

Route 80 southbound will detour as follows:

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

Route 35/35th Street Bridge REOPENED

As of September 16th, the Route 35 bridge between Forest Home and Hayes is now OPEN in both directions.

The Northbound lanes have been reconfigured for travel in BOTH directions (north and south).

Updated RS Route Timetables (RS1, RS2 & RS3)

Effective Tuesday September 8th, 2014, Times for many of the RS routes have changed.

AFFECTED ROUTES: RS1 Southbound via Green Line, RS2 Westbound via Route 22, RS3 Eastbound via Route 60, RS3 Westbound via Route 60

Please see the following for the updated Route RS timetables:

 
RS1 Southbound via Green Line

Riverside

10000

Oakland @ North

1411

Water @ Wisconsin

632

Kinnickinnic @ Mitchell

2776

2:58

3:04

3:19

3:29

 

RS2 Westbound via Route 22

Riverside

10000

Center @ Holton

3747

Center @ Teutonia

268

Center @ 35th

3764

Center @ 60th

3777

2:58

3:04

3:13

3:23

3:32

 

 
RS3 Eastbound via Route 60

Burleigh @ 106th

5853

Burleigh @ 76th

5868

Burleigh @ 35th

5886

Burleigh @ 20th

5893

Humbolt @ Locust

4536

Kenwood @ Stowell

2536

6:40

6:47

6:59

7:04

7:16

7:24

 

RS3 Westbound via Route 60

Riverside


10000

Humbolt @ Locust

5779

Burleigh @ 20th


5795

Burleigh @ 35th


5802

Burleigh @ 76th


5821

Burleigh @ 106th


5836

Mayfair


4111

2:58

3:03

3:17

3:23

3:35

3:41

3:46

 

Route 53 Detour

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Route 88 Schedule Change

IMPORTANT SCHEDULE INFORMATION: Route 88 will operate the schedule below. The times just changed to better fit the school's schedule. AM times on printed schedules are NOT correct, but in the process of being updated. 


Notes:

B = Leaves from Allerton & Hatley 5 minutes before time shown.

C =  Operates only on Tuesday when school has late start.

Route 31 Printed Schedule Error

The correct Route 31 (State-Highland) printed schedules should have the effective date of JUNE 8, 2014. During the recent schedule change, incorrect Route 31 schedules were accidentally distributed. We apologize for this error. Online Route 31 schedules are correct.

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

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

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

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

Route 33 - UPDATED

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

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

 

Route 64 - UPDATED - UPDATED

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

SB: After the layover, continue east on Washington Blvd. to South (R ) on Hawley Rd. to regular route.

Route 76

NB: North on 68th St., on Milwaukee Ave., North (R ) on 68th St., East (R ) on Lloyd St., North (L) on 60th St. to regular routing.

SB: South on 60th St., West (R ) on Lloyd St., South (L) on 68th Street, East (L) on Milwaukee St., South (R ) on 68th St.

Route 52 Short Detour Starts 8/25/2014

Due to paving on 17th Ave the road will be closed between Milwaukee and Rawson and the

Route 52 will detour as follows:

Northbound: Continue north on 15th Avenue to regular route

New routes 6 and 279 start August 24/25

This new route begins service August 24/25, 2014.

44U & 49U begin service on Tuesday, September 2, 2014

44U & 49U begin service on Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Route 42U Starts Monday, August 25, 2014

Route 42U will begin service on Monday, August 25, 2014

Route 40U Begins Monday, August 25 and Runs an Exam Schedule

Route 40U will start running its EXAM schedule on Monday, August 25, 2014. Then, On September 2, it will start running its regular service.

Route 57 Detour Continues

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

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

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

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

Route 57 Detour Continues

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

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

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

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

Route 57 Detour Continues

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

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

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

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

Route 55 Service Extended to Hales Corners Effective 6/8/2014

Effective Sunday, June 8, 2014 Route 55 (Layton Avenue) will be extended between 76th Street and Hales Corner Park-Ride lot. Please check the route map and schedule for details.

New Routes Available on MCTS Real-Time!

The Real-Time beta test is now available for the following routes: Blue, Red, 10 12, 19, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 30, 31, 35, 44, 49, 57, 60, 62, 63, 67, 76, 79, 80, 143 & 223.

See exactly when your bus will arrive at your stop or set alerts so you know when to head out. Try it now by clicking here!

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

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

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

 

Route 80 Trips Eliminated Effective 4/14/14

Effective Monday, April 14, 2014 two Route 80 weekday, southbound AM trips will be eliminated. Eliminated trip details as well as alternative trips, are as follows:

Route 80 Southbound trip elimination:

Villard @ Sherman

8th @ Center

6th @ Wisconsin

6:52 AM

7:14 AM

7:27 AM

 
Passengers who utilize the above trip, can use this existing similar trip, which operates 3 minutes later:

Villard @Appleton

Villard @ Sherman

8th @ Center

6th @ Wisconsin

6th @ Mitchell

6th @ Layton

6:40 AM

6:55 AM

7:17 AM

7:30 AM

7:39 AM

7:53 AM

 

Route 80 Southbound trip elimination:

8th @ Center

6th @ Wisconsin

6th @ Mitchell

8:05 AM

8:18 AM

8:27 AM


Passengers who utilize the above trip, can use this existing similar trip, which operates one minute later:

Villard @Appleton

Villard @ Sherman

8th @ Center

6th @ Wisconsin

6th @ Mitchell

6th @ Layton

Airport

MATC - South Campus

7:29 AM

7:44 AM

8:06 AM

8:19 AM

8:28 AM

8:42 AM

8:49 AM

8:57 AM

 

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

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

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

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

UPDATED April 21! Route 76 Detour to Expand 4/23/2014

UPDATED APRIL 21, 2014! Please read carefully!
Effective Saturday, April 12, 2014 due to construction associated with the Zoo Interchange Project, a portion of 76th Street between Bluemound Road and Main Street closed and Route 76 buses (ONLY the 76th Street branch) were detoured.

Effective Wednesday, April 23, 2014
, due to an additional project along 76th Street between Main Street and National Avenue, Route 76 - 76th Street buses will follow Route 76 - 68th/70th Street bus routing between Bluemound Road and National Avenue.

Passengers will need to board the Route 76 at comparable stops located as follows:

Along 68th Street between Bluemound Road and 0’Connor Street (north of I-94)

Along 70th Street between Kearny Street and National Avenue (south of I-94)

Passengers boarding between Bluemound Road and National Avenue and traveling southbound should watch destination signs carefully as Route 76 – 68th/70th Street AND Route 76 - 76th Street buses will now be using the same stops.

Also during this time, pedestrians needing to travel over I-94 will not be required to pay a fare when boarding any Route 76 bus between Bluemound Road and Main Street. This is to help ensure public safety, accessibility and mobility during the Zoo Interchange Project and is sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Please note if a transfer is requested the passenger must pay full fare.

Please note: The detoured portion south of Main Street on 76th Street is a separate construction project, so it is NOT included in the “Free Ride” zone.

To view a detailed map of affected stops please click here.

Special Message Regarding Route 57 During Bridge Work

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

Route 79 Trip Adjustment Effective 3/3/2014

Effective Monday, March 3, 2014, one PM trip on Route 79 will be adjusted to better serve passengers. New trip times are as follows:

PM TRIPS FROM DOWNTOWN:

Downtown Transit Center

Wis Ave &
Cass

9th &
Wis Ave

Wis Ave &
16th

Burleigh Lot

Pilgrim Park-Ride Lot

Appleton &
Garfield

Appleton &
Good Hope

Good Hope Lot

5:09 PM

5:11 PM

5:22 PM

5:24 PM

5:38 PM

6:03 PM

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Route 28 No-Fare Zone During Construction Effective 3/2/2014

Beginning Sunday, March 2, 2014 due to construction on 108th Street (Hwy 100), individuals needing to travel on 108th Street between Bluemound Road and Theodore Trecker Way will not be required to pay a fare while on a Route 28 bus. This is to help ensure public safety, accessibility and mobility during the project and sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Please note if a transfer is requested the passenger must pay full fare.

Route 28 buses will not detour at this time, however delays may be possible. Please watch for signs in the area and click here to view a map.

UPDATED! Route 31 Changes Effective 1/5/2014

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

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

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

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

Route 79 Schedule Correction Effective 12/8/2013

On the printed Route 79 schedule with an effective date of December 8, 2013, there is a misprint. The 7:57am time listed under weekdays to Downtown (Eastbound) should read 7:37 am. Please note the online version of that schedule is correct. We apologize for any confusion and we thank you for riding with us.

Route 27 Detour Update Effective 11/4/2013

Effective Monday, November 4, 2013, (this start date is dependent on weather) due to construction, 27th Street is going to be closed SOUTHBOUND between Highland and St. Paul and the Route 27 will detour as follows:

East on Highland to 26th Street, south to Wisconsin Avenue, west to 28th Street, south to St. Paul, east to 27th Street, south to regular route.

Please note that NORTHBOUND Route 27 buses will return to regular routing on 27th Street once southbound is closed.

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

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

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

Route 79 Watertown Plank Park-Ride Lot Closure 11/4/2013

Effective November 4, 2013, due to the closure of Watertown Plank Park-Ride Lot for construction in conjunction with the Zoo Interchange project, Route 79 will serve a new park-ride lot, just north of Burleigh Street, east of US Hwy 45 and west of 114th Street at the Mayfair Collection. To get to the new lot, take US Hwy 45 north to Exit 43.

Passengers may also use Route 44 (National Flyer) service from the State Fair Park-Ride Lot, located on 76th Street at Kearney. To get there take I-94 east to Exit 306 (84th Street).

For more information regarding the Zoo Interchange project from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, please visit zoointerchange.wi.gov


Routes 80 and GreenLine Bus Stop Relocation at Airport Effective 10/28/2013

Effective Monday, October 28, 2013 due to remodeling of the baggage claim area at Mitchell International Airport, the bus stop for Route 80 and the GreenLine will be relocated until further notice. The new stop with be at the north end of the ticketing drive, just north of the US Airways area.

Route 64 Bus Stop Changes at Southridge Effective 11/1/2013

Effective Friday, November 1, 2013, Route 64 will no longer serve the bus stop location near Sears at Southridge. The stop will be moved to the existing Route 46 stop near Pyramax Bank. Please note that Route 64 buses will now layover on Grange Avenue east of Northway BEFORE reaching Southridge.
We are currently working to provide a better solution for service near Southridge and we will update passengers of any changes during the process. Please watch for signs in the area and click here to see a detailed map. Note that all other Route 64 stops in the area will continue to be served as usual.

Route 46 Stop Moved Near Southridge Effective 11/1/2013

Effective Friday, November 1, 2013, Route 46 buses will no longer be permitted to stop on Southridge property. The Route 46 stop will be removed from its current location near Pyramax Bank. See the following new and existing alternate stop locations and a detailed map here.

On 76th Street at: Grange Avenue, Martin Luther High School (MLHS) and Edgerton Avenue

On Grange Avenue at: Northway and 76th Street

Special Message Regarding Temporary Stops Near Milwaukee Regional Medical Center

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

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

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

Route 54 Bus Stop Change Effective 8/25/2013

Effective Sunday, August 25, 2013 the Route 54 will no longer stop in the Pick ‘n Save lot at 108th and Cleveland until further notice. Nearby Route 54 stops are as follows:

Westbound: at 10740 W. National (near Office Max)
Eastbound: on 108th St. at Cleveland

Signs will be posted in the area to assist passengers. We apologize for any inconvenience

RedLine and RS4 Bus Stop Change Effective 8/25/2013

Effective Sunday, August 25, 2013 the RedLine and RS4 Routes will have a bus stop change until further notice. The bus stop that is currently located at the west end of the route (Capitol Drive and 124th Street) will be moved across the parking lot to the front of Pick ‘N Save. Signs will be posted at the new bus stop. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Route 49U Bus Stop Change Effective 9/3/2013

Effective Tuesday, September 3, 2013 the 49U will no longer serve the Green Bay Road Park-Ride Lot. Please use the Brown Deer East Park-Ride Lot, on Brown Deer Rd., west of I-43. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Route 35 (35th Street) Southbound - Detour Effective 7/2/2013

Effective:
Tuesday, July 2 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Wednesday, July 3 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Friday, July 5 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

AFFECTED AREA: 35th Street between Scott and Greenfield Avenue (SOUTHBOUND ONLY)

Due to sewer work in the southbound lanes of 35th Street between Scott and Greenfield
Avenue the southbound Route 35 (35th Street) will detour as follows:

West (R) on National to 40th street, south (L) to Greenfield Avenue, east (L) to 35th street, south (R) to regular route.

During the detour, the southbound bus stops located on 35th Street at Scott, and on 35th Street and Greenfield Avenue will not be served.

Please board buses on 35th Street at National Avenue or on the southwest corner on 35th Street at Greenfield Avenue.

We apologize for this inconvenience.

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.