Letters sent out: End of free rides with Milwaukee County Transit System

MILWAUKEE -- Officials with the Milwaukee County Transit System say more than 26,000 letters are being sent out this week to people with GO Pass cards informing them of updates to the program, including the end of free rides.

These changes will support the viability of the GO Pass program while also helping to increase the sustainability of the transit system.

In the two years since the GO Pass was launched, more than 13.5 million free rides have been given. By the time all the changes are implemented, an estimated 15 million rides will have been given.

The changes to the GO Pass Program were approved in the 2017 Milwaukee County Budget. The changes are being rolled out in stages:

    Officials with MCTS say the changes taking place end the free rides but still provide a discount on riding MCTS to people who meet one of the following conditions:

      Riders who do not qualify for the GO Pass may be eligible for the MCTS reduced fare of $1.10 a ride, $2 for a 1-Day Pass, or $32 for a 31-Day Pass. Riders can visit RideMCTS.com for fare outlet locations and to see all the eligible fares.