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MCTS provides real-time data to app developers, allowing apps to display real time vehicle location updates and arrival predictions based on live GPS locations. Apps enabled with real-time information allow you to know where your bus is and when it will arrive at your stop.

The Official Ride MCTS App

RideMCTS App

Upgrade Your Ride with the Ride MCTS App

Riding MCTS is easier than ever thanks to the new Ride MCTS app. Plan, buy and ride with just a few swipes. So, whether you’re going from A to Bayshore or Bay View or Brookfield, you can ride easy. From planning to tracking to paying, the Ride MCTS app gets you on the bus and get you to where you want to “B.” 
Click here for additional information.

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Apps Created by Third Party Developers

This page showcases a selection of some of the apps using data published by MCTS.Check your device's app store for even more!

Developers: Have you made an app you'd like us to consider listing? E-mail us at marketing@mcts.org.

  • To download our API, click here.
  • To read our Developer Terms and/or download our GTFS feed, click here.
  • Bus Mke

    • Made by: Stefanik Software, LLC
    • Description: “Choose a route. The app will detect your location and show you the nearest stop and the time until the next bus.”
    • Platform: iPhone
    • Cost: Free
  • Fast Times: Milwaukee

    • Made by: Starboardland Software, LLC
    • Description: “FastTimes: Milwaukee is the quickest way to see arrival times at all your favorite bus stops. Quickly navigate between different routes, add favorites and see all buses on an intuitive map. ”
    • Platform: Android
    • Cost: Free
  • MCTS 3000

    • ​Made By: Connor Henke
    • Description: “A  material design  inspired, real time  bus tracking  application."
    • Platform: Android
    • Cost: Free
  • MCTS Tracker

    • ​Made By: Scut Farkus Studios
    • Description: “Find yourself glancing down the street, wondering where the bus is? Wonder no more, with the MCTS Tracker app. Enter the stop number for the stop you're waiting at, scan the stop's QR code, or search to find out when the bus is getting there. The system uses live data from the MCTS to determine arrival times."
    • Platform: Android, iPhone
    • Cost: Free
  • Moovit

    • ​Made By: Moovit
    • Description: “Offers real-time integrated public transit information that combines crowdsourced, real-time data with existing schedules to identify the fastest and most comfortable commuting alternatives.”
    • Platform: Android, iPhone, Windows
    • Cost: Free
  • TripGo

    • ​Made By: SkedGo
    • Description: “Choose the most efficient, fastest, or cheapest route with TripGo. This is the only app offering you to combine public and private transport options, e.g. first bike, then train, and finally catch an Uber.”
    • Platform: Android, iPhone
    • Cost: Free
  • Transit App

    • ​Made By: Transit App, Inc.
    • Description: “Transit is the fastest way to get going in Milwaukee. Right on launch, it displays all nearby transit options and departure times — instant access to the information you need most. A couple taps and you can track your bus approaching on a map in real-time, plan a-to-b trips, view schedules and more.”
    • Platform: Android, iPhone
    • Cost: Free

** Important note **
These apps (unless otherwise noted) are not made by MCTS, and MCTS does not sell or license the apps. They are written by third parties. 

Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) shall not be held responsible for the content of third party websites or any issue arising from the use of third party applications. MCTS neither endorses any third party products listed here nor makes any guarantees or representations as to accuracy or reliability. Proceed with care and understand any usage charges that may apply to you. MCTS reserves the right to remove/add applications listings without notice.

Note: Android is a trademark of Google Inc.; iPhone, iPod, iPod touch, and iPad are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple, Inc.; webOS is a trademark of Palm, Inc.; Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.