How to Ride MCTS

1. Plan Your Trip

Getting around Milwaukee is easy when you plan your trip with us. Start by downloading the Umo app, using our trip planner or a partner site to find your route. Just tell us where you are and where you want to go!



Phone images with map on them

Phone images with map on them

2. Track Your Bus

With real-time bus tracking, you’ll know when your bus is coming so you can be ready to start your trip. You can track by bus stop, route number or even by choosing “near me.” We recommend being out at the bus stop at least 5 minutes ahead of when it is scheduled to arrive.


3. Pay Your Fare

Adult Regular Fare $2/Ride    Reduced Fare $1/Ride

Paying is easy with WisGo. Simply create an account in the Umo app to use our digital pay option or visit one of dozens of our retail locations to purchase a WisGo card. If you prefer, cash is always accepted (no change is given, so please have the correct amount for your trip). 

And as an added bonus, riders who create an account and pay using WisGo can also take advantage of our frequent rider, fare capping benefit.


The easiest, quickest, most convenient way to pay.



Pick your card up at any of our "buy" retail locations and load money onto the card before you board. 



Great for single rides.

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4. Enjoy Your Ride

Sit back and relax. Be sure to pay attention to the announcements indicating that your stop is coming up. Once you hear it mentioned (or you’re a block or two away), simply pull the cord above to let the driver know that the next stop is yours!

Service Alerts

Any changes or disruptions to our normal service will be listed on our Service Alerts page.


Our stops and vehicles have accessibility features that help make traveling easier for seniors and people with disabilities.

Travel Training

We can help you ride the bus safely and independently through complimentary travel training and useful tools.

Rules for Riding

Follow these simple rules and we’ll all ride a little easier.

Bikes on Buses

Whether you're an avid cyclist or ride for fun, MCTS makes it easy to take your bike on the bus.

Traveling with Kids

If you're bringing children with you on the bus, here are some helpful tips and safety reminders.