MCTS bus capacity limit lifted starting July 1

The Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) announced today that it will lift its passenger capacity limit starting Thursday, July 1. Per federal regulations, passengers and employees must continue wearing masks while on board, regardless of one’s vaccination status.

MCTS: Bus struck in multi-vehicle crash near Good Hope and Teutonia

MILWAUKEE -- An MCTS bus was rear-ended in a crash near Good Hope and Teutonia on Milwaukee's north side Tuesday afternoon.An MCTS spokesperson told FOX6 News that two vehicles were involved in a crash and one of the two collided with the bus, which was parked for its layover, as a result.The bus driver was the only person on board at the time and was taken to the hospital for medical evaluation.This is a developing story.

MCTS to suspend bus service early through the weekend

MILWAUKEE -- Officials with the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) announced Thursday, June 4 they will temporarily suspend all bus service starting at 10 p.m. on Thursday "after experiencing significant service disruptions in the past six days" amid protests over the officer-involved death of George Floyd.MCTS will also suspend service early on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights (June 5 to June 7).Service will resume each morning as regularly scheduled, officials said.MCTS officials noted in a news release Thursday the daily protest marches close major streets and intersections that are a part of the MCTS core bus route network.

Fare collection resumes for MCTS riders at 4 a.m. Monday, June 1

MILWAUKEE -- Fare collection will resume Monday, June 1 on all Milwaukee County Transit System buses.Riders were not charged for two months during the coronavirus pandemic.In addition to fare collection resuming, all riders will be asked to enter at the front of the bus -- with social distancing rules still in effect.Only 10 people will be allowed on a bus at a time -- and riders are asked to wear masks.MCTS officials said it's been too difficult to operate without collecting money from passengers."We're collecting fares again," said Kristina Hoffman with MCTS. "We've had rising costs due to the pandemic, and without any fare revenue, that's really been difficult for us."Fare collection begins a 4 a.m. Monday.Anyone with questions about fares or bus passes can contact the MCTS Customer Service Center by phone at 414-937-3218 (Voice), 711 (TRS), or email “”

People climb atop MCTS bus, gunshots heard amid protests near 27th and Center

MILWAUKEE -- FOX6 News found several protesters near 27th and Fond du Lac who had climbed on top of a Milwaukee County Transit System bus just after 9 p.m. on Saturday, May 30.A spokesperson with MCTS said the protesters were jumping on the roof of the bus and that the driver and passengers were able to get off safely.Police arrived soon after and the bus was driven back to the station safely.