Service Alerts

Routes & Schedules Changing Effective August 30th

The following routes will change effective August 30th or after.

12 - 14 - 15 - 19 - 21 - 22 - 23 - 28 - 31
35 - 42U - 49 - 51 - 54 - 55 - 56 - 57 - 60 - 61 -62 - 63 - 76 - 80 - 85 - 87 - 143 - 223 - 279 - BLU – RED

Route 89 Bus Stop at St. Francis HS Relocated - September 1

The Route 89 bus stop on St. Francis High School property has been relocated. The stop has been moved from near the school’s main entrance, to the west side of the building near the gymnasium and student parking. All buses will now enter the school parking lot from the driveway to the west, service the bus stop, and exit lot from the same drive.

Labor Day Parade Detours - September 7

Effective: Monday, September 7, 2015
Duration: Starting at approximately 10:45 AM

Parade Route: Starting at 4th & Wisconsin, east to Milwaukee, south to Chicago, east to Summerfest.

ROUTE 12 & 31
EASTBOUND: 
North (L) on 6th Street to Wells, east (R) on Wells, to Jackson, south (R) to Michigan, and east (L) to Downtown Transit Center.

WESTBOUND:

Michigan to Van Buren, north (R) to Kilbourn, west (L) to 6th, south (L) to Wisconsin, west (R) via regular detour route.


ROUTE 14, GOLDLINE

EASTBOUND: North (L) on 6th Street to Wells, east (R) on Wells to Jackson, south (R) to Wisconsin, and east (L) via regular route.

WESTBOUND: 
South to Kilbourn, west (R) on Kilbourn to 6th, south (L) to Wisconsin, west (R) via  regular route.


ROUTE 15

NORTHBOUND: 
Continue north on 1st/Water to Clybourn, west (L) on Clybourn to 6th, north (R) to Wells, east (R) to Milwaukee, and north (L) to regular route.

SOUTHBOUND: 
Milwaukee to Kilbourn, west (R) to 6th, south (L) on 6th to Michigan, east (L) to 5th, south (R) to St. Paul, east (L) to Water, and south (R) via regular route.


ROUTE 19

SOUTHBOUND: 
West (R) on Kilbourn to 6th, south (L) to Michigan, east (L) to 5th, south (R) to St. Paul, east (L) to regular route.

NORTHBOUND: 
West (L) on Clybourn to 6th, north (R) to Wells, east (R) to Old World 3rd, and north (L) to regular route.


ROUTE 23, BLUELINE

EASTBOUND: 
South (R) on 6th Street to Michigan, east (L) to 5th, south (R) to St. Paul, east (L) to regular route.

WESTBOUND:
West (L) on Clybourn to 6th, north (R) to Wisconsin, west (L) to regular route


ROUTE 30/30X

EASTBOUND: 
North (L) on 6th Street to Wells, east (R) on Wells to Van Buren, and north (L) via regular route.

WESTBOUND:
West (R) on Kilbourn to 6th, south (L) to Wisconsin, west (R) via regular route.


ROUTE 33

EASTBOUND:
Continue east on Kilbourn to Jackson, south (R) to Michigan, east (L) to DTTC.

WESTBOUND:
Michigan to Van Buren, north (R) to Kilbourn to 6th Street and regular route.


ROUTE 57

EASTBOUND: 
West (R) on Kilbourn to 6th, south (L) on 6th to Michigan, east (L) to 5th, south (R) to layover.

WESTBOUND: 
4th street north to Clybourn, west (L) to 6th, north (R) on 6th to Wells, east (R) to Water, and north (L) via regular route.


GREENLINE

NORTHBOUND: North on Water to Clybourn, west (L) on Clybourn to 6th, north (R) to Wells, east (R) to Water, and north (L) via regular route.

SOUTHBOUND: 
West (R) on Kilbourn to 6th, south (L) on 6th to Michigan, east (L) to 5th, south (R) to St. Paul, east (L) to Water, and south (R) via regular route.

Route 57 Detour - Labor Day Parade Staging - September 7

EFFECTIVE: Monday, September 7, 2015
DURATION: 5:00 AM until the start of the parade at approximately 10:45 AM

DETOUR - ROUTE 57 PRE-PARADE STAGING:
EASTBOUND TO LAYOVER: 
South (Left) on 2nd Street to Clybourn Street, west (Right) to 5th Street, south (Left) to regular route.


WESTBOUND AFTER LAYOVER: Continue east on St. Paul Avenue to Water Street, north (Left) to regular route.

RedLine Detour - Westbound Only Due to Construction - August 26

EFFECTIVE DATE: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 6:30 AM
DURATION: One week
AFFECTED AREA: Westbound Capitol Drive between Farwell Avenue and Maryland Avenue

Due to a Shorewood DPW construction project on Capitol Drive between Farwell Avenue and Maryland Avenue, the RedLine westbound only will need to detour as follows:

Westbound:

• North (right) on Farwell Avenue
• West (left) on Jarvis Street
• South (left) on Maryland Avenue
• West (right) on Capitol Drive to regular route

Routes 60, 40U, 44U, 49U & RedLine Detour - UWM Student Welcome Event - September 1

DATE: Tuesday, September 1, 2015
DURATION: 10:00 AM until 1:45 PM
AFFECTED AREA: Downer Avenue between Hartford Avenue and Kenwood Boulevard

Due to a UWM “Student Welcome Event”, the Routes 60, 40U, 44U, 49U, and RedLine will detour as follows:

REDLINE EASTBOUND DETOUR TO LAYOVER: South on Downer Avenue to Hartford Avenue, west (right) on Hartford Avenue, south (left) on Maryland Avenue, east (left) on Locust Street, north (left) on Downer Avenue, west (left) on Kenwood Blvd to regular route.

ROUTE 60 EASTBOUND DETOUR TO LAYOVER: 

East on Hartford Avenue to Maryland Avenue, south (right) on Maryland Avenue, east (left) on Locust Street, north (left) on Downer Avenue, west (left) on Kenwood Boulevard to regular route.

ROUTE 40U NORTHBOUND DETOUR TO LAYOVER:

East on Hartford Avenue to Maryland Avenue, south (right) on Maryland Avenue, east (left) on Locust Street, north (left) on Downer Avenue, west (left) on Kenwood Boulevard to regular route.

ROUTE 44U WESTBOUND DETOUR AFTER LAYOVER:

East on Hartford Avenue to Maryland Avenue, south (right) on Maryland Avenue, east (left) on Kenwood Boulevard to regular route.

ROUTE 49U EASTBOUND DETOUR TO LAYOVER:

East on Hartford Avenue to Maryland Avenue, south (right) on Maryland Avenue, east (left) on Locust Street, north (left) on Downer Avenue, west (left) on Kenwood Boulevard and layover on Kenwood Boulevard near Stowell Avenue. After layover, back to regular route.

Route 15 Detour - St. Francis Days Parade - September 5

DATE: Saturday, September 5, 2015
DURATION: 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
AFFECTED AREA: Kinnickinnic Avenue between Howard Ave. and Lunham Ave.

Southbound: Kinnickinnic Avenue to Crawford Avenue, west (right) to Pennsylvania Avenue, south (left) to Van Norman Avenue, east (left) to Kinnickinnic Avenue, and south (right) to regular route.

Northbound: Kinnickinnic Avenue to Van Norman Avenue, west (left) to Pennsylvania Avenue, north (right) to Crawford Avenue, east (right) to Kinnickinnic Avenue, and north (left) to regular route.

Routes 30, 30X, 60, 40U, 44U, 49U & GoldLine Detour - UWM Panther Fest - September 4

DATE: Friday, September 4, 2015
DURATION: 3:00 PM until 12:30 AM (Saturday, September 5, 2015)
AFFECTED AREA: Hartford Avenue between Maryland Avenue and Downer Avenue

Due to the UWM Panther Fest, the Routes 30/30X, 60, 40U, 44U, 49U, and Goldline will detour as follows:

EASTBOUND ON HARTFORD
ROUTES 60, 40U, 44U, AND 49U:

  • East on Hartford Avenue to Maryland Avenue
  • North (Left) on Maryland Avenue**
  • East (Right) on Edgewood Avenue
  • South (Right) on Downer Avenue to regular route

**Look for temporary stop in front of Sandburg Hall at the 30/30X/Gold/Red stop

WESTBOUND AFTER LAYOVER
ROUTES 30/30X AND GOLDLINE:
  • South on Downer Avenue to Kenwood Boulevard
  • West (Right) on Kenwood Boulevard***
  • South (Left) on Maryland Avenue to regular route
***Look for temporary stop in front of the Student Union 

GoldLine Detour - Eastbound Only Due to Construction - August 28 (Through late October)

EFFECTIVE DATE: Friday, August 28, 2015
DURATION: Through late October, 2015
AFFECTED AREA:

Eastbound Wisconsin Avenue between Glenview Ave and Hawley Road

Due to construction on Wisconsin Avenue between 77th Street and 67th Street for a WE Energies Gas project, the GoldLine eastbound only will need to detour as follows:

GoldLine eastbound only:
• South (right) on Glenview Avenue
• East (left) on Bluemound Road

• North (left) on Hawley Road
• East (right) on Wisconsin Avenue to regular route

ROUTE UPDATED - August 9

This route was recently updated on Sunday, August 9, 2015. Please review before riding.

Route 80 Bus Stop Added at MATC South Campus - August 5

EFFECTIVE DATE: Wednesday, August 5, 2015
DURATION: Permanent
Affected Area: MATC South Campus Drive and College Avenue

Effective immediately, one Route 80 bus stop (#3972) has been added on the southeast corner of MATC South Campus Drive at College Avenue for northbound weekday trips only.

Route 67 Bus Stop Discontinued - July 31

EFFECTIVE DATE: Friday, July 31, 2015
DURATION: Permanent
Affected Area: 95th Street at Bluemound Road

Effective immediately, the southbound Route 67 bus stop on North 95th Street at Bluemound Road has been discontinued. Route 67 operators are instructed not to board or alight passengers at this stop from this point forward. The GoldLine will continue to serve this stop.

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

Route 19 via 13th Street Detour - 13th Street Closed for Construction - July 30

EFFECTIVE DATE: Thursday, July 30, 2015
DURATION: 6:00 AM until 6:00 PM
AFFECTED AREA: 13th Street between Montana Street and Oklahoma Avenue

Due to a high impact paving project on 13th Street between Montana Street and Oklahoma Avenue the Route 19 via 13th Street will need to detour as follows:

Southbound:
  • West (right) on Cleveland Avenue
  • South (left) on 16th Street
  • East (left) on Oklahoma Avenue
  • South (right) on 13th Street to regular route

Northbound:
  • West (left) on Oklahoma Avenue
  • North (right) on 16th Street
  • East (right) on Cleveland Avenue
  • North (left) on 13th Street to regular route

Route 51 Bus Stop Reinstated - July 14 (permanent)

EFFECTIVE DATE: Tuesday, July 14, 2015
DURATION: Permanent
AFFECTED AREA: Oklahoma Avenue at 77th Street Westbound

Effective immediately, the westbound Route 51 nearside bus 
stop (#5095) on Oklahoma Avenue at South 77th Street, has been reinstated. Operators are instructed to board and alight passengers at this stop from this point forward.

Note for UBUSes

Please note that this route runs during fall & spring semesters only. It does not run during the summer months.

Route 19 Detour - Teutonia Avenue Reconstruction Project - July 8 (5 months)

EFFECTIVE DATE: Wednesday, July 8, 2015
DURATION: 5 Months
AFFECTED AREA: Teutonia Avenue between Ruby Avenue and Capitol Drive

Due to the Teutonia Avenue reconstruction project between Ruby Avenue and Capitol Drive, the Route 19 will need to detour as follows:  

Southbound:
  • East (left) on Roosevelt Drive
  • South (right) on 22nd Street
  • Southeast (left) on Atkinson Avenue to regular route
Northbound:
  • Northwest (right) on Teutonia Avenue
  • West (left) on Roosevelt Drive
  • Northwest (right) on Atkinson Avenue to regular route

Route 12 Detour - Teutonia Avenue Closed Eastbound Only - July 8 (2 months)

EFFECTIVE DATE: Wednesday, July 8, 2015
DURATION: 2 Months
AFFECTED AREA: Teutonia Avenue between Ruby Avenue and Capitol Drive

Due to the Teutonia Avenue reconstruction project between Ruby Avenue and Capitol Drive the Route 12 eastbound only will need to detour as follows:  

Route 12 Eastbound:
  • From Teutonia/Hampton Avenue continue south to Cornell Street 
  • West (Right) on Cornell Street to 27th Street
  • South (Left) on 27th Street
  • East (Left) on Capitol Drive 
  • South (Right) on Teutonia Ave to regular route

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.

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.

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

 

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 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

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

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