Reduced Fare

Reduced Fare & Go Pass Riders: MCTS has changed the way you pay for your bus ride. The Reduced Fare WisGo card - a new card - has replaced the Reduced Fare, GO Pass and Transit Plus M-Cards. If you have any questions about your Reduced Fare Card, GO Pass, or Transit Plus M-Card, or need to update your contact information in our database, please call Customer Service at 414-937-3218


The MCTS Reduced Fare Program offers riders aged 65 and over, aged 6 to 11, or riders with a qualifying disability the opportunity to ride MCTS at a reduced rate.

The easiest way to pay for your ride is with an MCTS Reduced Fare Card. This card works just like a regular WisGo Card but is programmed for the reduced fare. Reduced Fare Cards can only be obtained through MCTS. Please see the "How to Apply" section below for more information.

Don't have the MCTS Reduced Fare Card? No problem. You can still use cash or a WisGo Card.

Categories for Eligibility

Still unsure? There are three categories used to determine whether or not you're eligible for this program:

  1. If you are 65 years or older OR between the ages of 6 & 11 OR

  2. If you are currently covered under Medicare (Medicaid not applicable)

  3. If you have a qualifying physical or mental impairment (see application for details.)

How to Apply

How you apply to see if you can receive Reduced Fare:

  • Click here to download the application

  • Complete and sign the front of the application

  • Have your treating physician or licensed health care provider (WI Medical Lic.) complete and sign the back of the application

  • Mail your completed application and copy of your photo ID, along with a recent photo, to our office, 1942 N. 17th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53205. Your card will be mailed to you once your application has been processed.
  • Our office is open to the public Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. if you prefer to submit your application in person.

What is the advantage of the Reduced Fare Card?

Not only does this card allow you to take advantage of reduced fare pricing, it also means you no longer need to carry a separate ID. Since the Reduced Fare Card has your picture on it, it's the only card you need.

If I'm paying with cash, can I get a transfer?

No, the only way to get a transfer is by using the Reduced Fare Card.

I plan to ride a lot, what's the best option for me?

The MCTS Reduced Fare Card allows you to take advantage of the $1 reduced fare pricing and fare capping. 

How can I replace my card that is about to expire?

See the section above called "How to Apply".

How much does it cost to replace my card?



If you have questions about Reduced Fare, please call Customer Service at 414-937-3218 or 711 (TRS), Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.