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MCTS Offers Direct Service to Festa Italiana 2019


MILWAUKEE — When riding with the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS), you can bring several friends with you to Festa Italiana, July 19-21. We’ve got the room! 

MCTS offers fast and affordable trips to Festa Italiana via Freeway Flyers, the Downtown Shuttle and Local Routes. Freeway Flyer and Downtown Shuttle service to Henry Maier Festival Park starts approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of Festa Italiana each day and runs for 30 minutes after gates close.

1. FREEWAY FLYERS

The Festa Italiana Freeway Flyers take you directly to the Mid Gate of the festival grounds. Flyers run approximately every 30 minutes. Festival-goers can catch a Freeway Flyer from the following park-ride lots:

  • Brown Deer East - Brown Deer Road, west of I-43
  • College - College Avenue, at I-94, north and south lots
  • State Fair Park - I-94, S. 76th and W. Kearney Streets 

  Regular Discounted
M•CARD  $5.00 $3.00
Cash  $7.00 $3.00
1, 7 or 31-Day Pass Additional $2.50   Additional $0.80   
Valid Transfer - Tap card    Additional $2.50     Additional $0.80 

DISCOUNTED: Children (ages 6 - 11), seniors (65 and over) and persons with disabilities with proper ID. Children under 6 ride free when accompanied by an adult.

2. DOWNTOWN SHUTTLE 

The Festa Italiana Downtown Shuttle goes directly to the Mid Gate of the festival grounds. The Shuttle runs approximately every 30 minutes and makes stops along both sides of Wisconsin Avenue (see map) between N. 6th Street and N. Jackson Street, at all bus stops marked with the Summerfest smile logo.

  Regular Discounted
M•CARD  $2.50 $1.25
Cash  $3.00 $1.50
1, 7 or 31-Day Pass No additional fee   No additional fee 
Ride MCTS App 24-Hour Ticket    No additional fee   No additional fee 
Valid Transfer - Tap Card No additional fee No additional fee

DISCOUNTED: Children (ages 6 - 11), seniors (65 and over) and persons with disabilities. Children under 6 ride free when accompanied by an adult.

Riders must pay the full amount of fare when boarding the Freeway Flyer or Downtown Shuttle. Exact fare is required. This fare is for a roundtrip to and from Festa Italiana. On the Shuttle and Freeway Flyer, U-PASS (summer semester only), GO Pass, Freedom Pass and Commuter Value Pass are also accepted as full fare.

3. LOCAL ROUTES

Not coming from downtown or a park-ride lot? No problem. Routes 14, 15, GreenLine and GoldLine all drop you off within walking distance of Henry Maier Festival Park. Regular fares apply.