Service Alerts

UBUS Routes 40U, 42U, 44U & 49U Exam Schedule - UWM & MATC - (May 11-20)

The following is the UBUS service schedule during exams for the 2016 spring semester. Please read carefully:

At the end of the semester for UWM the 40U44U and 49U will run regular service throughTuesday, May 10, 2016 and an exam schedule starting Wednesday, May 112016through Friday, May 20, 2016.

At the end of the semester for UWM and MATC, 40U will run an exam schedulestarting FridayMay 112016 through Friday, May 20, 2016.

42U will continue regular service through Thursday, May 19, 2016.

There will be no UBUS service after Friday, May 20, 2016, until the fall 2016 semester.

Reminder: UBUSes do NOT operate during weekends. 

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 Routes 76 & 63- Growing Power 5k Walk/Run - May 7 (8:30-11:30 am)

EFFECTIVE DATE: Saturday, May 7, 2016
DURATION: 8:30 AM until 11:30 AM (or when barricaded or notified)
AFFECTED AREA: Silver Spring Drive between 51st Blvd and 62nd Street

Due to Silver Spring Drive between 51st and 62nd being closed for the Growing Power 5K Walk/Run, the Route 76 and 63 will detour as follows:

Route 63
Westbound: South (left) on 51st Blvd, west (right) on Villard Avenue, north (right) on 64th Street, west (left) on Silver Spring Drive to regular route.

Eastbound: South (right) on 64th Street, east (left) on Villard Avenue, north (left) on 51st Blvd, east (right) on Silver Spring Drive to regular route.

Route 76
Northbound: West (left) on Villard Avenue, north (right) on 64th Street, east (right) on Florist Avenue, north (left) on 60th Street to regular route.

Southbound: West (right) on Florist Avenue, south (left) on 64th Street, east (left) on Villard Avenue, south (right) on 60th Street to regular route.

Detour Routes 30 & 30X - Sherman Closed for Special Event - May 7 (9 am-12 pm)

EFFECTIVE DATE: Saturday, May 7, 2016
DURATION: 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM (Noon)
AFFECTED AREA: Sherman Blvd between Center Street and Wright Street

Due to the public service event “Communities Coming Together to Save Lives” the Route 30 and 30X on Sherman Blvd between Center Street and Wright Street will detour as follows:

Northbound:
• East (right) on Wright Street
• North (left) on Grant Boulevard
• West (left) on Center Street
• North (right) on Sherman Boulevard to regular route

Southbound:
• East (left) on Center Street
• South (right) on Grant Boulevard
• West (right) on Wright Street
• South (left) on Sherman Boulevard to regular route

Detour Routes 15 & 52 - South Milwaukee Little League Parade - May 7 (12-1pm)

DATE: Saturday, May 7, 2016
DURATION: 12:00 pm (noon) to 1:00 pm, or when barricaded or notified
AFFECTED AREA: 12th Avenue to Milwaukee to 9th Avenue to Mackinac

Due to the South Milwaukee Little League Parade, the Routes 15, 52 will detour as follows:

Route 15:
Southbound
East (left) on Monroe to 8th Avenue
South (right) to Madison
East (left) to regular route

Northbound:
West (left) on Marquette to 13th Avenue
North (right) to Rawson East (right) to Chicago 
North (left) to regular route

Route 52:
Southbound: Rawson to 13th Avenue
South (right) on 13th Avenue to Marquette East (left) on Marquette to Chicago
South (right) on Chicago and regular route

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.

Route 15 Detour - Crane Life Milwaukee Street Northbound Closed - April 29 (One day)

DATE: Friday, April 29, 2016
DURATION: 7:00 AM until 4:00 PM
AFFECTED AREA: Milwaukee Street between Buffalo Street and St. Paul Street

Due to closure of northbound Milwaukee Street between Buffalo Street and St. Paul Avenue the Route 15 northbound only will detour as follows:

Northbound:
• East (right) on Buffalo Street
• North (left) on Jefferson Street
• West (left) on St. Paul Avenue
• North (right) on Milwaukee Street 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.

Northbound Route 35 Bus Stops Temporarily Discontinued - 35th Street Reconstruction - April 7 (Temporarily)

DATE: Thursday, April 07, 2016
DURATION: 10 weeks
AFFECTED AREA: 35th Street between Mitchell Street and Greenfield Avenue

Effective Thursday, April 7th, both northbound stops at Lapham Street and Branting Lane will be temporarily discontinued during the 35th Street reconstruction. Even though buses will be on regular route northbound, 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 northbound at either Mitchell Street or Greenfield Avenue bus stops until further notice.

Route 35 Detour - Southbound Only Due to Construction - April 7 (Through May, Approx)

DATE: Thursday, April 7, 2016
DURATION: Through May (approx)
AFFECTED AREA: 35th Street between Mitchell Street and Greenfield Avenue

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

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

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

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

Detour Route 85 PM Trips - Construction on N. 100th Street - March 14 (4 weeks)

EFFECTIVE DATE: Monday, March 14, 2016
DURATION: 4 weeks
AFFECTED AREA: 100th Street southbound between Hampton Ave and Glendale Ave

Due to water main construction in the southbound lanes on N.100th Street between Hampton Avenue and Glendale Avenue the Route 85 P.M. trips will need to detour as follows:

Route 85 P.M. Trips:
• East on Hampton Avenue to 103rd Street
• South (Right) on 103rd Street
• East (Left) on Ruby Avenue
• South (Right) on 100th Street 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 67 via 84th - Free Ride Zone on 84th Street - March 2 (6 weeks)

EFFECTIVE DATE: Wednesday, March 2, 2016
DURATION: 6 Weeks
EFFECTIVE AREA: Sidewalks closed on 84th Street between Kearney Street and O’Connor Street

Milwaukee County Transit is working with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to provide free rides during construction on 84th Street under I-94 for the Zoo Interchange Project. This is being done to provide a safe route for pedestrians to travel in the area during the construction of the new interchange.

• Starting Wednesday, March 2nd, Operators should allow passengers to board southbound at Dana Court and northbound at Schlinger Avenue, without paying a fare.

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

GreenLine Bus Stop Reinstated - February 16 (Permanent)

DATE: Tuesday, February 16, 2016
DURATION: Permanent
AFFECTED AREA: Oakland Avenue & Kenmore Place

Effective Tuesday, February 16th, the southbound near-side GreenLine bus stop on Oakland Avenue at Kenmore Place, has been reinstated.

Operators are instructed to board and alight passengers for the GreenLine at the reinstated near-side bus stop from this point forward.

Route 76 Bus Stop Relocated - February 1 (Permanent)

DATE: Monday, February 1, 2016
DURATION: Permanent
AFFECTED AREA: Brown Deer & 91st Street

Effective Monday, February 1st, the far-side southbound Route 76 bus stop on Brown Deer Road at 91st Street, has been relocated approximately 120 feet to the east.

Operators are instructed to board and alight passengers for Route 76 at the newly installed bus stop from this point forward.

GoldLine Bus Stops Added - February 1 (Permanent)

DATE: Monday, February 1, 2016
DURATION: Permanent
AFFECTED AREA: Prospect & Juneau

Effective Monday, February 1st, new GoldLine bus stops have been added for northbound and southbound trips on Prospect & Juneau, Near-side.

Operators are instructed to board and alight passengers for the GoldLine at these stops from this point forward.

Route 30/30X Bus Stop Discontinued - February 1 (Permanent)

DATE: Monday, February 1, 2016
DURATION: Permanent
AFFECTED AREA: Vliet & Highland

Effective Monday, February 1st, the bus stop on Vliet Street at Highland Boulevard on the island, has been discontinued for Routes 30/30X eastbound trips. Please instruct passengers to board and alight one block to the east at 40th Street.

Operators are instructed not to board or alight passengers for Routes 30 or 30X at this stop from this point forward.

Route 15/52 Bus Stop Added - February 1 (Permanent)

DATE: Monday, February 1, 2016
DURATION: Permanent
AFFECTED AREA: KK & Potter

Effective Monday, February 1st, a new Route 15/52 bus stop has been established northbound on KK & Potter, Far-side.


Operators are instructed to board and alight passengers for Routes 15 and 52 at this stop from this point forward.

Route 60 Bus Stop Discontinued - Westbound Trips ONLY - January 25 (Permanent)

DATE: Monday, January 25, 2016
DURATION: Permanent
AFFECTED AREA: 2948 North Mayfair Road

Effective Monday, January 25th, the following bus stop has been discontinued For Westbound Trips Only:

Westbound
- Route 60 - Mayfair & N2948 - Stop #4187

Operators are instructed not to board or alight passengers for westbound Route 60 trips at this stop from this point forward. 

Route 15 Bus Stops Discontinued - January 18 (Permanent)

DATE: Monday, January 18, 2016
DURATION: Permanent
AFFECTED AREA: Milwaukee St. @ Clybourn; Port Washington @ Estabrook

Effective Monday, January 18th, the following bus stops have been discontinued:

Northbound
- Route 15 - Port Washington & Estabrook - Stop #6556
- Route 15 - Milwaukee & Clybourn - Stop #1227

Southbound
- Route 15 - Milwaukee & Clybourn - Stop #1057

Operators are instructed not to board or alight passengers for Routes 15 at these stops from this point forward.

Route 57 & GreenLine Bus Stop Temporarily Relocated - January 11 (Until Further Notice)

DATE: Monday, January 11, 2016
DURATION: Until Further Notice
AFFECTED AREA: Northbound stop on Water at Wells

Effective Monday, January 11th, due to foundation work on Milwaukee City Hall, the far-side northbound Route 57/GreenLine bus stop, on Water Street at Wells Street has been temporarily relocated south, to the near-side island location. The temporary stop will be front door discharge only.

Operators are instructed to board and alight passengers for Route 57/GreenLine at the new temporary near-side stop on Water Street at Wells Street from this point forward.

Route 48 Bus Stops Relocated - January 11 (Permanent)

DATE: Monday, January 11, 2016
DURATION: Permanent
AFFECTED AREA: Packard & Kimberly Northbound & Southbound

Effective Monday, January 11th, the mid-block northbound and southbound Route 48 bus stops between Ramsey and Kimberly, have been relocated a block south to Kimberly Avenue near-side.

Operators are instructed to board and alight passengers for Route 48 at the new near-side stops on Packard at Kimberly from this point forward.

Route 54 & 56 Bus Stops Discontinued - January 11 (Permanent)

DATE: Monday, January 11, 2016
DURATION: Permanent
AFFECTED AREA: Burnham Street at 50th, 52nd, 54th, 63rd and 66th

Effective Monday, January 11th, the following bus stops have been discontinued:

Eastbound
- Route 54/56 - 5017 West Burnham – Stop #2303
- Route 54/56 - Burnham & 54th Street – Stop #2308
- Route 54 - 66th Street & Burnham – Stop #2463

Westbound
- Route 54/56 - Burnham & 52nd Street – Stop #2286
- Route 54/56 - Burnham & 54th Street – Stop #2288
- Route 54 - Burnham & 63rd Street – Stop #7825
- Route 54 - Burnham & 66th Street – Stop #2438

Operators are instructed not to board or alight passengers for Routes 54 and 56 at these stops from this point forward.

Route 40,43,46 & 44U PM Detour - I-794 WB Ramp Closed at Lincoln Memorial Drive - January 11 (9 months)

DATE: Monday, January 11, 2016
DURATION: 9 Months
AFFECTED AREA: I-794 westbound entrance ramp at Lincoln Memorial Drive

Due to the closure of the I-794 westbound entrance ramp at Lincoln Memorial Drive for the Lakefront Gateway Project, routes 40, 43, and 46 PM outbound flyers will detour as follows:

Route 40, 43, 46 PM Outbound Flyer Trips
• After the DTTC stop continue east on Michigan Street
• South (right) on Lincoln Memorial Drive
• West (right) on Clybourn Street
• South (left) at Jackson Street to the I-794 West entrance ramp and regular route

The Route 44U outbound will detour as follows:

Route 44U Outbound Trip
• South on Lincoln Memorial Drive to Clybourn Street
• West (right) on Clybourn Street
• South (left) at Jackson Street to the I-794 West entrance ramp and regular route

Route 40,43,46 & 44U PM Detour - I-794 WB Ramp Closed at Lincoln Memorial Drive - January 11 (9 months)

DATE: Monday, January 11, 2016
DURATION: 9 Months
AFFECTED AREA: I-794 westbound entrance ramp at Lincoln Memorial Drive

Due to the closure of the I-794 westbound entrance ramp at Lincoln Memorial Drive for the Lakefront Gateway Project, routes 40, 43, and 46 PM outbound flyers will detour as follows:

Route 40, 43, 46 PM Outbound Flyer Trips
• After the DTTC stop continue east on Michigan Street
• South (right) on Lincoln Memorial Drive
• West (right) on Clybourn Street
• South (left) at Jackson Street to the I-794 West entrance ramp and regular route

The Route 44U outbound will detour as follows:

Route 44U Outbound Trip
• South on Downer Avenue to Kenwood Boulevard
• West (right) on Kenwood Boulevard
• South (left) on Oakland Avenue
• West (right) on Locust Street
• South (left) on 8th Street to the I-43 South on ramp
• South (left) to I-43 South
• West (right) Exit 72D I-94 West to regular route

Route 31 Bus Stop Temporarily Relocated to Near Side - January 6 (Until further notice)

DATE: Wednesday, January 6, 2016
DURATION: Until further notice
AFFECTED AREA: Westbound Bus Stop on State St. at 74th St.

Effective Wednesday, January 6th, the westbound Route 31 bus stop on State Street at 74th Street has been temporarily relocated near-side, due to a long-term building construction project adjacent to the far-side stop.

Operators are instructed to board and alight passengers for Route 31 at the new near-side stop from this point forward until further notice.

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 79 & 279 Monomonee Falls Industrial Park Shuttle Service Change - December 13

EFFECTIVE: SUNDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2015

The Route 79 & 279 routing at the Pilgrim Road Park & Ride Lot has been modified. Recent construction is now complete. The bus stop and shelter are now facing southward.

Enter the Park & Ride Lot from Megal Drive – Northwest (R) into lot – continue to bus stop. When leaving lot – continue northwest to Tipp Street – South (L) to Megal Drive – East (L) to Pilgrim Road to regular route.

Route 23 Bus Stop Eliminated - December 2

DATE: Wednesday, December 2, 2015
DURATION: Permanent
AFFECTED AREA: Southbound Bus Stop on N. 91st Street and Rochelle.

Effective Wednesday, December 2nd, the southbound Route 23 bus stop on North 91st Street at Rochelle Avenue has been eliminated.

Operators are instructed not to board or alight passengers for Route 23 at this stop from this point forward.

Route 80 Bus Stops Reinstated - December 2

DATE: Wednesday, December 2, 2015
DURATION: Permanent
AFFECTED AREA: South 6th at Grant Street

Effective Wednesday, December 2nd, the northbound and southbound Route 80 near-side bus stops, on South 6th Street at Grant Street have been reinstated.

Route 15 Bus Stop Relocated Far-Side - December 2

DATE: Wednesday, December 2, 2015
DURATION: Permanent
AFFECTED AREA: Southbound Bus Stop on Holton St. at North Ave.

Effective Wednesday, December 2nd, the southbound Route 15 bus stop on Holton Street at North Avenue has been relocated far-side.

Route 23 & BlueLine Bus Stops Added - November 10

DATE: Tuesday, November 10th, 2015
DURATION: Permanent
AFFECTED AREA: W. Mitchell Street at S. 68th Street

Effective Tuesday, November 10th, both the Route 23 and BlueLine have been added to the existing Route 76 bus stop on the southwest corner of Mitchell Street at 68th Street.

Operators are instructed to board and alight passengers for Route 23, BlueLine and Route 76 at this stop from this point forward.

Route 276 - Bus Stop Relocated - November 9

DATE: Monday, November 9, 2015
DURATION: Permanent
AFFECTED AREA: Northbound Bus Stop at Cherrywood Lane

Effective Monday, November 9th, the northbound Route 276 bus stop on Green Bay Road at Cherrywood Lane has been relocated.

• Stop #2423, just north of Cherrywood Lane, will only be used as the layover location for Route 12.

• Stop #2422, just south of Cherrywood Lane, will now be shared by both Routes 49 and 276.

Operators are instructed to board and alight passengers for Route 276 at the new stop from this point forward.

Route 30-30X Bus Stop Temporarily Relocated

DATE: Immediately
DURATION: Until Further Notice
AFFECTED AREA: Northbound Bus Stop on Van Buren at Wisconsin Far-side

As a reminder, the northbound Route 30/30X bus stop on Van Buren at

Wisconsin Avenue is temporarily discontinued, due to construction at the NML tower. The bus stop was relocated to Van Buren at Mason Street far-side. Operators are reminded to board and alight passengers for Route 30/30X at this stop, until further notice.

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 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.