County committee rejects bus system management proposal

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- A committee of Milwaukee County supervisors rejected a proposal on Thursday, February 20th to have MV Transportation Inc., take over management of the county's bus system. MV Transportation is based in Dallas, Texas.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele issued the following statement after the vote:

The decision today upholds the status quo and costs taxpayers millions and millions of dollars. Our transit system has been on life-support for years, this contract would have allowed us to put more money into bus service and remake a broken system. The County Board’s decision lacks factual support or legal reasoning and it should concern every resident of Milwaukee County who wants their government to save money and run more efficiently.

Abele has directed the Department of Transportation to explore every avenue on how to best move forward.

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