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Fares & Passes

4 WAYS TO PAY

MCTS makes it easy to ride! Whether you use the M•CARD, Ride MCTS app, cash or one of our other fare options, MCTS is an affordable, convenient and hassle-free way to get around.

Ride MCTS App

No cash, no problem. Use the app to buy 90-minute or 24-hour e-tickets.

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M•CARD

The M•CARD is a smart card you can load online or at more than 90 locations with Stored Cash Value or a 1, 7, or 31 Day Pass.

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U-PASS

Your U-PASS provides you unlimited rides on the MCTS during your enrollment as a full-time student in a participating institution.

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Commuter Value Pass

Affordable, reliable transportation means happy employees and happy employers alike. The Commuter Value Pass (CVP) is an electronic smart card that makes riding the bus easy for employees.

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Transit Plus Pass

A special program for Transit Plus riders allowing them to travel on the bus for $2 per day.

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Reduced Fare Card

A pass offering riders aged 65 and over, 6 to 11, or riders with a qualifying disability the opportunity to ride MCTS at a reduced rate.

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GO Pass

The GO Pass is a special program for seniors and persons with disabilities that meet a certain income requirement

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Fare Structure

Adult Regular

(ages 12-64 on regular routes)

 M•CARD/Ride MCTS App Ride  $2
 Cash Ride  $2.25
 1-Day Pass  $4
 7-Day Pass  $19.50
 31-Day Pass  $72

Adult Premium

(good on all Freeway Flyer, UBUS, Ozaukee County Express and regular routes)

 M•CARD Ride $2.50
 Cash Ride $3.50
 1-Day Pass $6
 7-Day Pass $27
 31-Day Pass $96

Reduced Fare

(riders 65+ & ages 6-11 or with a qualifying disability)

 M•CARD Ride $1.10
 Cash Ride $1.10
 1-Day Pass $2
 7-Day Pass $11
 31-Day Pass $32
*For more information on Reduced Fare, please click here*

Reduced Fare Premium 

(riders 65+ & ages 6-11 or with a qualifying disability, good on all Freeway Flyer and regular routes)

 M•CARD Ride $1.60
 Cash Ride $1.60
 1-Day Pass $3
 7-Day Pass $15
 31-Day Pass $45

Ride MCTS App

(good for all ages on all routes)

90-Minute Ticket $2
24-Hour Ticket $5
*For more information on the Ride MCTS app, please click here*
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Transfers and Passes

 

M•CARD
Transfer
When you use Stored Cash Value on your M•CARD to ride, a 90-minute transfer is automatically added to your card for free. If paying with cash, you must have an M•CARD to receive the transfer. When transferring from a local route to a premium route, you will need to pay an additional 50 cents (regular or reduced fare). Read our M•CARD FAQs to learn more.
Ride MCTS App Transfer When you buy a ticket on the Ride MCTS app you can use it to get on any bus as long as you still have time left on the ticket. The ticket has a very prominent countdown clock. Once the time hits zero, the ticket will disappear from your ticket drawer and you’ll need to buy another ticket to ride again. Click here to learn more.
1-Day Pass Good for unlimited rides from first boarding until end of the service that same day. 1-Day Pass can be purchased on the bus. Click here to learn more.
7-Day Pass Good for unlimited rides for 7 days from first boarding until end of the service the 7th day.
31-Day Pass Good for unlimited rides for 31 days from first boarding until end of the service the 31st day.
Transit Plus Pass A special program for Transit Plus riders allowing them to travel on the bus for $2 per day. Click here for more information.
Refunds There are no refunds for fares – mobile or otherwise. Any other associated fees are non-refundable. If you think that we have made an error in taking or processing your fare purchase, please call MCTS customer service during normal business hours.