Republican National Convention | View Alert

We welcome RNC delegates and visitors from around the world to Milwaukee County. Note that from approximately Thursday, July 11-Friday July 19, security measures during the RNC will impact bus stops in the downtown area and traffic will impact service systemwide. Please expect delays and service changes with short notice. Visit for the complete list of stops served & interactive map with detour routing.



There's a new way to ride the CONNECT 1. Riders must prepay and validate their fare at CONNECT stations using the Umo app, WisGo card, cash or credit card. Just follow these easy steps to pay, board & ride!



Step 1

Person scanning phone on CONNECT validator


  • All along the CONNECT line, you'll see these validators that you'll use to pay before you board.
  • Scan your WisGo card or the Umo app on your phone and you're all set to board the bus.
  • All current WisGo fares apply ($2 regular fare/$1 reduced fare).
  • If you don't have a WisGo card or the Umo app, no problem! You can also prepay at the Ticket Vending Machine (TVM). Once you have your ticket, simply walk to the other side of the TVM and swipe your ticket on the validator. 



Step 2

Person boarding a CONNECT bus


  • Prepaying makes boarding quick and easy! Since you've already paid, all you have to do is enter through any door and choose a seat.



Step 3

Person riding CONNECT bus


  • Ride Faster. Ride Cleaner. Ride CONNECT! With CONNECT's high-frequency bus schedule, you can get from community to community faster than ever.