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Announcing First Comprehensive Review of Transit System in Decades


MILWAUKEE, Wis. – For the first time in more than 40 years, the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) is doing a top-to-bottom, full comprehensive review of the entire transit system, County Executive Chris Abele announced today. The initiative is called MCTS NEXT.

The goal of MCTS NEXT is to find a way to provide faster service with more connections and increased accessibility. By creating more high-frequency bus routes and redesigning the MCTS bus network, the transit agency can improve service without spending more money.

"MCTS NEXT is an exciting project with huge potential to improve transit across Milwaukee County," said Abele. "Providing faster service and better connections means more access to jobs, school, medical care and the thousands of places MCTS takes people every single day."

The County plans to begin the initiative by seeking public feedback through a series of meetings. In advance of the public meetings, MCTS has created a dedicated website with additional information at RideMCTS.com/NEXT.

For the past few months, planning and schedule experts on the MCTS staff have been examining and evaluating every route and bus stop across the MCTS service area to look for improvements and opportunities for better service. This review, plus community input, will help develop the transit service of the future.

Transit systems across the country that have gone through similar reviews have seen ridership increase and customers satisfaction improve.

Public Meeting Schedule

  1. Milwaukee Public Library – Mitchell Street Branch
    906 W Historic Mitchell Street, Milwaukee, WI
    Mitchell Street Community Room
    June 12
    1PM – 3PM
     
  2. Milwaukee Public Library – Washington Park Branch
    2121 N. Sherman Blvd., Milwaukee, WI
    Community Room
    June 13
    1PM – 3PM
     
  3. Milwaukee Public Library – Bay View Branch
    2566 S Kinnickinnic Ave., Milwaukee, WI
    Community Room
    June 19
    4PM – 6PM
     
  4. Brown Deer Public Library
    5600 W Bradley Road, Brown Deer, WI
    Community Room
    July 10
    4PM – 6PM
  5. Wauwatosa Public Library
    7635 W North Avenue, Wauwatosa, WI
    Firefly Room
    July 16 
    4PM – 6PM