As part of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. birthday celebration put on by the Marcus Performing Art Center, two bus shelters in Milwaukee received a splash of color.
Route 81 (Amazon-Oak Creek) will begin service Sunday night, Oct. 11 and will connect to 16 existing MCTS bus routes around the county.
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.
MILWAUKEE -- A 10-year-old Milwaukee boy has a new set of wheels as a "thank you" for keeping a Milwaukee County Transit System employee company when her bus broke down.
MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee County's Transportation, Public Works and Transit Committee on Wednesday, July 8 unanimously approved a resolution that would require masks for all Milwaukee County Transit System riders amid the coronavirus pandemic.
MILWAUKEE -- In Milwaukee County, masks are mandated for county facilities.
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.
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 “email@example.com.”
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.
MILWAUKEE -- President Donald Trump on Thursday, May 28 tweeted that millions of dollars in funding is being committed to Milwaukee's East-West Bus Rapid Transit project.
MILWAUKEE -- Health officials announced Tuesday, May 26 that Milwaukee County has fallen behind in two of five categories used to track a safe reopening.The five, key indicators are used to track Milwaukee County's health and safety amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) announced Tuesday, May 26, that it will resume fare collection and front door boarding on all buses and on paratransit vehicles providing Transit Plus rides starting at 4:00 a.m. on June 1, 2020.MCTS is recommending that riders who are medically able to wear a face mask or face covering over their nose and mouth while on board.
MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police are investigating an accident that happened near 27th and Vliet on Friday afternoon.Authorities said a vehicle ran a red light and hit another vehicle around 4:40 p.m. on May 22.
MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee County Transit System and its bus drivers have asked the public to continue doing their part in keeping everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.In a video, drivers share messages of hope and public safety for both themselves and riders.All Milwaukee County Transit System buses are currently limiting ridership to 10 people in an effort to practice better social distancing.
MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee County medical examiner on Wednesday, April 15 identified the body pulled from the Menomonee River on April 12 as that of Jerome Wasielewski, a missing Milwaukee County Transit System employee.He was last seen leaving the MCTS administration building on March 20.
MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) is asking for the public's help finding a missing employee.
MILWAUKEE -- All Milwaukee County Transit System buses are now limiting ridership to just 10 people in an effort to practice better social distancing, but that change has come with other challenges.There is only so much opportunity for social distancing in confined spaces like on a bus or at a bus stop.
MILWAUKEE -- The next time you wait for a Milwaukee County bus, don't be surprised if it passes you by.The Milwaukee County Transit System will begin on Thursday, April 9 limiting the number of passengers on buses to just 10.
MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) has already made changes to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.