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MCTS makes service changes to routes four times a year (typically December, March, June, and September). There are many reasons why changes are made, e.g., road construction / long-term detours, new commercial developments, and in response to how people use MCTS. MCTS needs to be efficient with its resources and allocates them accordingly based on ridership trends and route productivity. Ultimately, we want to provide service that is reliable, efficient and focused on best serving our community.


Summer Changes (In effect June 5, 2022)

Routes with Minor Schedule Adjustments:

The following minor schedule adjustments (slight timepoint changes) have been made that make it easier for our drivers to run on schedule and get you to your destination as quickly as possible: 20, 21, 28, 33, 51, 53, 54, 57, 58, 60, 63, 66, 92 & RedLine. Please view more details by route below.

  • Route 20:  

    • Weekday and weekend schedule adjustments have been made to improve reliability and in response to feedback from bus drivers. 

  • Route 21: 

    • Weekday and weekend schedule adjustments needed to be made due to a long-term closure of the bridge over the Milwaukee River. In addition, Route 21 will switch to a summer schedule where buses only travel to North Avenue & Lake Drive (instead of UWM). 

  • Route 28: 

    • We’ve added buses during the daytime so they’ll arrive more frequently – every 28 minutes (instead of 40)! This new schedule will help accommodate employees at several major businesses along the route. 

  • Route 33: 

    • Weekday and weekend schedule adjustments have been made to improve reliability and in response to feedback from bus drivers. We’ve also added an extra bus to arrive downtown before 6:30 a.m. 

  • Route 51: 

    • Weekday schedule adjustments have been made to improve reliability. We’ve also added buses during the morning so they’ll arrive more frequently –  every 13 minutes (instead of 15)! Service after 10 p.m. was adjusted to better match ridership. 

  • Route 53:  

    • Weekday schedule adjustments have been made to improve reliability. We’ve also added buses during the midday, so they’ll arrive more frequently – every 20 minutes (instead of 27)! 

  • Route 54: 

    • Weekday and weekend schedule adjustments have been made to improve reliability and in response to feedback from bus drivers. 

  • Route 57:  

    • Weekday and weekend schedule adjustments have been made to improve reliability and in response to feedback from bus drivers. We’ve also added buses during the morning so they’ll arrive more frequently –  every 20 minutes (instead of 25)! Service after 10 p.m. was adjusted to better match ridership. 

  • Route 58:  

    • Weekday and weekend schedule adjustments needed to be made due to a long-term construction project on Fond du Lac Avenue / the Grantosa Avenue Bridge. Weekend service after midnight was adjusted to better match ridership. 

  • Route 60: 

    • Weekday and weekend schedule adjustments have been made due to a long-term closure of the bridge over I-894 / I-41 freeway. 

  • Route 63: 

    • Weekday and weekend schedule adjustments have been made to improve reliability and in response to feedback from bus drivers. Weekend service was adjusted to better match ridership. 

  • Route 66: 

    • Route 66 will switch to summer schedule where buses only travel to Humboldt Boulevard & Locust Street (instead of UWM). 

  • Route 92:  

    • We’ve added buses during the morning so they’ll arrive more frequently –  every 30 minutes (instead of 37)! This new schedule will help accommodate employees at the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center. 

  • RedLine: 

    • Weekday and weekend schedule adjustments have been made to improve reliability and in response to feedback from bus drivers. 


Fall Changes (Proposed for August 28, 2022)

Our goals for these fall changes is to expand our high frequency service, reduce or remove lightly used service, and make service easier to understand overall. 

Routes with Service Adjustments:

  • Route 18:
    • Route 18's high frequency service will be extended west along Greenfield Avenue from 84th to Highway 100.
    • Route 18 service on National Avenue will be replaced with an extension of Route 54 (Mitchell-Burnham).
    • The Route 18 will provide new service to Beyond Vision's new VisAbilitty Center at 108th & Lapham.
    • Buses will continue to run from 5 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. like today.
    • Click here to view a map of the Route 18 changes.
  • Route 19:
    • Route 19 service will be extended to Howell Avenue & Centennial Drive in Oak Creek
      • Replaces Route 80 service
    • Maintains service to Drexel Town Square and Oak Creek business park.
    • Provides restroom access for bus drivers on the southern end.
    • Buses will continue to run from 4:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. like today.
    • Click here to view a map of the Route 19 changes.
  • Route 28:
    • Route 28 service will be modified via Grange Avenue & Forest Home Avenue to provide restroom access for bus drivers.
    • Simplifies confusing service between Janesville Road and the Hales Corners park ride lot.
    • Frequency of service will be like today (30 minutes).
    • Buses will start earlier and end later to meet the needs of employees/business along the route (5:30 a.m to 12:30 a.m.).
    • Click here to view a map of the Route 28 changes.
  • Route 35:
    • Route 35 limited weekday service to Green Bay Avenue and Good Hope Road will be eliminated
      • Buses will continue to travel to Good Hope Road & Teutonia Avenue.
    • Service on Good Hope Road will be replaced with an extension of Route 80 to Good Hope Road & Teutonia Avenue.
    • Buses will continue to run from 4:30 a.m. to  1 a.m. like today.
    • Click here to view a map of the Route 35 changes.
  • Route 54:
    • Route 54 service will be extended west along National Avenue to 112th & National Avenue.
      • This will replace Route 18 buses that are being moved from National Avenue to Greenfield Avenue.
      • These changes are being made in response to customer feedback.
    • The Route 54 will have more frequent service on the weekend (35 minutes vs 45 minutes.). Weekday buses will continue to run every 30 minutes.
    • Buses will continue to run from 5 a.m. to 12 a.m. like today.
    • Click here to view a map of the Route 54 changes.
  • Route 60:
    • The Route 60's one-way loop service between 60th & Layton and Southridge will eliminated due to low ridership.
    • This means more frequent service between National  Avenue and Layton Avenue – every 30 minutes compared to 45 minutes.
    • Passengers can still travel to the Southridge area via the Route 14 at Forest Home Avenue.
    • Buses will continue to run from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. like today.
    • Click here to view a map of the Route 60 changes.
  • Route 66:
    • Route 66 service will be improved to every 20 minutes compared to 30 minutes to meet the high demand for service.
    • Buses will continue to travel between UWM and Mayfair shopping center (no change to routing).
    • Service will run from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m. like today.
    • Click here to view a map of the Route 66 changes.
  • Route 80:
    • Route 80 service will be extended north via Green Bay Avenue and Good Hope Road to Teutonia Avenue.
    • Route 80 service from MATC South to Oak Creek will be replaced by an extension of Route 19 service.
      • All buses will go to MKE Mitchell Airport. Every other bus will go to College Avenue/MATC South when classes are in session.
    • Travel times to Oak Creek will be shorter on Route 19 buses compared to Route 80.
      • Route 19 will travel more directly than Route 80 which has to travel to both the Airport and MATC South.
    • Buses will continue to run from 4:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. like today.
    • Click here to view a map of the Route 80 changes.
  • PurpleLine:
    • PurpleLine one-way only service on Ramsey Avenue, 35th Street, and College Avenue will be eliminated due to low ridership.
    • Simplifying  the route will shorten the time for riders to travel to NML and IKEA.
    • Allows more time to be added to the layover at IKEA.
    • Buses will continue to run from 4 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. like today.
    • Click here to view a map of the Route PurpleLine changes.

Winter Changes (TBD)


Spring Changes (TBD)

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