Service Alerts

Route 52 Short Detour Starts 8/25/2014

Due to paving on 17th Ave the road will be closed between Milwaukee and Rawson and the

Route 52 will detour as follows:

Northbound: Continue north on 15th Avenue to regular route

New routes 6 and 279 start August 24/25

This new route begins service August 24/25, 2014.

44U & 49U begin service on Tuesday, September 2, 2014

44U & 49U begin service on Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Route 42U Starts Monday, August 25, 2014

Route 42U will begin service on Monday, August 25, 2014

Route 40U Begins Monday, August 25 and Runs an Exam Schedule

Route 40U will start running its EXAM schedule on Monday, August 25, 2014. Then, On September 2, it will start running its regular service.

Green Line NIGHT Detour

Green Line Detour

Effective Date Monday, August 18 between 10pm and 6am, every night for roughly two weeks. We will update once we receive notification construction is complete.

AFFECTED AREA: Water Street, between Clybourn and St Paul

Green Line will detour as follows:

Northbound:

From North on Water Street-

• East (R) on St Paul to Milwaukee

• North (L) to Clybourn

• West (L) to Water Street

• North (R) to Regular Route

Southbound:

From Water St

• West (R) on Clybourn to 2nd

• South (L) to St Paul

• East (L) to Water Street

• South (R) to regular route

Route 57 Detour Continues

Route 57 Detour has been effective since June 16 and will continue for roughly 5 months.

Due to Lisbon Ave construction, the Route 57 will detour as follows:

EB: East on Lisbon Ave to 32nd St., South (R) to Walnut St., East (L) to 30th St., North (L) to Lisbon Ave., East (R) to regular route.

WB: West on Lisbon Ave to 30th St., South (L) to Walnut St., West (R) to 32nd St., North (R) to Lisbon Ave., West (L) to regular route.

Route 57 Detour Continues

Route 57 Detour has been effective since June 16 and will continue for roughly 5 months.

Due to Lisbon Ave construction, the Route 57 will detour as follows:

EB: East on Lisbon Ave to 32nd St., South (R) to Walnut St., East (L) to 30th St., North (L) to Lisbon Ave., East (R) to regular route.

WB: West on Lisbon Ave to 30th St., South (L) to Walnut St., West (R) to 32nd St., North (R) to Lisbon Ave., West (L) to regular route.

Route 57 Detour Continues

Route 57 Detour has been effective since June 16 and will continue for roughly 5 months.

Due to Lisbon Ave construction, the Route 57 will detour as follows:

EB: East on Lisbon Ave to 32nd St., South (R) to Walnut St., East (L) to 30th St., North (L) to Lisbon Ave., East (R) to regular route.

WB: West on Lisbon Ave to 30th St., South (L) to Walnut St., West (R) to 32nd St., North (R) to Lisbon Ave., West (L) to regular route.

UBUSes Are Not In Operation

UBUS SERVICE IS ONLY AVAILABLE WHEN THE UNIVERSITY IS IN SESSION.

 

Route 55 Service Extended to Hales Corners Effective 6/8/2014

Effective Sunday, June 8, 2014 Route 55 (Layton Avenue) will be extended between 76th Street and Hales Corner Park-Ride lot. Please check the route map and schedule for details.

New Routes Available on MCTS Real-Time!

The Real-Time beta test is now available for the following routes: Blue, Red, 10 12, 19, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 30, 31, 35, 44, 49, 57, 60, 62, 63, 67, 76, 79, 80, 143 & 223.

See exactly when your bus will arrive at your stop or set alerts so you know when to head out. Try it now by clicking here!

Routes 44 and 44U Detour Expanded Effective 4/23/2014

Effective Wednesday, April 23, 2014, due to construction on 76th Street between Kearny Street and National Avenue, several Route 44 and 44U stops will be temporarily discontinued. The following stops will not be served during this time:

70th and Kearny Streets
76th and Kearny Streets
76th Street and Greenfield Avenue
84th Street and Greenfield Avenue

 

Route 80 Trips Eliminated Effective 4/14/14

Effective Monday, April 14, 2014 two Route 80 weekday, southbound AM trips will be eliminated. Eliminated trip details as well as alternative trips, are as follows:

Route 80 Southbound trip elimination:

Villard @ Sherman

8th @ Center

6th @ Wisconsin

6:52 AM

7:14 AM

7:27 AM

 
Passengers who utilize the above trip, can use this existing similar trip, which operates 3 minutes later:

Villard @Appleton

Villard @ Sherman

8th @ Center

6th @ Wisconsin

6th @ Mitchell

6th @ Layton

6:40 AM

6:55 AM

7:17 AM

7:30 AM

7:39 AM

7:53 AM

 

Route 80 Southbound trip elimination:

8th @ Center

6th @ Wisconsin

6th @ Mitchell

8:05 AM

8:18 AM

8:27 AM


Passengers who utilize the above trip, can use this existing similar trip, which operates one minute later:

Villard @Appleton

Villard @ Sherman

8th @ Center

6th @ Wisconsin

6th @ Mitchell

6th @ Layton

Airport

MATC - South Campus

7:29 AM

7:44 AM

8:06 AM

8:19 AM

8:28 AM

8:42 AM

8:49 AM

8:57 AM

 

Routes 44 and 44U Detour Effective 4/14/2014

Effective Monday, April 14, 2014, Routes 44 and 44U westbound ONLY will detour due to the closure of the 76th Street bridge over I-94 in conjunction with the Zoo Interchange Project. Detour routing is as follows:

From westbound I-94:
Exit at 68th Street, west on O’Connor Street to 70th Street, south on 70th Street to Main Street, west to 76th Street to regular route.

During this time westbound Routes 44 and 44U will miss two stops. One stop at 73rd and O’Connor Streets and one stop at 76th and O’Connor Streets. Passengers can use alternate stops at 69th and O’Connor Streets or at 70th and Main Streets.

UPDATED April 21! Route 76 Detour to Expand 4/23/2014

UPDATED APRIL 21, 2014! Please read carefully!
Effective Saturday, April 12, 2014 due to construction associated with the Zoo Interchange Project, a portion of 76th Street between Bluemound Road and Main Street closed and Route 76 buses (ONLY the 76th Street branch) were detoured.

Effective Wednesday, April 23, 2014
, due to an additional project along 76th Street between Main Street and National Avenue, Route 76 - 76th Street buses will follow Route 76 - 68th/70th Street bus routing between Bluemound Road and National Avenue.

Passengers will need to board the Route 76 at comparable stops located as follows:

Along 68th Street between Bluemound Road and 0’Connor Street (north of I-94)

Along 70th Street between Kearny Street and National Avenue (south of I-94)

Passengers boarding between Bluemound Road and National Avenue and traveling southbound should watch destination signs carefully as Route 76 – 68th/70th Street AND Route 76 - 76th Street buses will now be using the same stops.

Also during this time, pedestrians needing to travel over I-94 will not be required to pay a fare when boarding any Route 76 bus between Bluemound Road and Main Street. This is to help ensure public safety, accessibility and mobility during the Zoo Interchange Project and is sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Please note if a transfer is requested the passenger must pay full fare.

Please note: The detoured portion south of Main Street on 76th Street is a separate construction project, so it is NOT included in the “Free Ride” zone.

To view a detailed map of affected stops please click here.

Special Message Regarding Route 57 During Bridge Work

In early March the schedule for Route 57 was adjusted to accommodate bridge work on 33rd Street. Due to changes regarding that project since the completion of those schedules, times on the Route 57 schedule have since been adjusted. The below times have been updated to reflect those changes as of March 31, 2014.

Route 79 Trip Adjustment Effective 3/3/2014

Effective Monday, March 3, 2014, one PM trip on Route 79 will be adjusted to better serve passengers. New trip times are as follows:

PM TRIPS FROM DOWNTOWN:

Downtown Transit Center

Wis Ave &
Cass

9th &
Wis Ave

Wis Ave &
16th

Burleigh Lot

Pilgrim Park-Ride Lot

Appleton &
Garfield

Appleton &
Good Hope

Good Hope Lot

5:09 PM

5:11 PM

5:22 PM

5:24 PM

5:38 PM

6:03 PM

6:07 PM

6:14 PM

6:17 PM

Route 28 No-Fare Zone During Construction Effective 3/2/2014

Beginning Sunday, March 2, 2014 due to construction on 108th Street (Hwy 100), individuals needing to travel on 108th Street between Bluemound Road and Theodore Trecker Way will not be required to pay a fare while on a Route 28 bus. This is to help ensure public safety, accessibility and mobility during the project and sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Please note if a transfer is requested the passenger must pay full fare.

Route 28 buses will not detour at this time, however delays may be possible. Please watch for signs in the area and click here to view a map.

Possible Delays due to Closure of Downtown Transit Center Effective 2/18/2014

Effective February 18, 2014, due to the temporary closure of the Downtown Transit Center, several routes that serve the downtown area may be delayed and slightly detoured. Thank you for your patience.

Route 31 New Trip Added Effective 1/13/2014

STATE – HIGHLAND

Effective Monday, January 13, 2014 a trip has been added to the Route 31 to better serve passengers. Details are as follows:

Innovation
&
Watertown Plank

Watertown Plank
&
92nd

Harwood
&
Glenview

35th
&
Highland

Wisconsin
&
N12

Downtown Transit Center

5:15 PM

5:26 PM

5:36 PM

5:51 PM

6:00 PM

6:13 PM

UPDATED! Route 31 Changes Effective 1/5/2014

Effective Sunday, January 5, 2014, in preparation of the closure of Watertown Plank Road under US-45 as part of the Zoo Interchange Project, Route 31 will begin operating a new schedule. We apologize for the short notice, but MCTS was just recently notified of the date.

New schedules marked with an effective date of “January 2014” will be available in information racks and on buses beginning Thursday, January 2, 2014. The new schedule is also available for preview on RideMCTS.com.

UPDATED 1/2/2013: Once Watertown Plank Road is closed, which should happen at 9:30 pm, Sunday, January 5, 2014, the Route 31 will detour as follows:

Westbound Detour Routing
West on Watertown Plank Road, north on Discovery Parkway, southwest on Swan Boulevard and continue south to Watertown Plank Road and west to regular route.

Eastbound Detour Routing
From Innovation Drive: north on Swan Boulevard, continue northeast to Discovery Parkway and south to Watertown Plank Road and east to regular route.

Once Watertown Plank Road is closed pedestrians needing to travel on Watertown Plank Road between Innovation Drive and 92nd Street will not be required to pay a fare while on a Route 31 bus. However, if a transfer is requested the passenger must pay full fare. Please watch for signs in the area and click here to see a map. 

Route 79 Schedule Correction Effective 12/8/2013

On the printed Route 79 schedule with an effective date of December 8, 2013, there is a misprint. The 7:57am time listed under weekdays to Downtown (Eastbound) should read 7:37 am. Please note the online version of that schedule is correct. We apologize for any confusion and we thank you for riding with us.

Route 27 Detour Update Effective 11/4/2013

Effective Monday, November 4, 2013, (this start date is dependent on weather) due to construction, 27th Street is going to be closed SOUTHBOUND between Highland and St. Paul and the Route 27 will detour as follows:

East on Highland to 26th Street, south to Wisconsin Avenue, west to 28th Street, south to St. Paul, east to 27th Street, south to regular route.

Please note that NORTHBOUND Route 27 buses will return to regular routing on 27th Street once southbound is closed.

Routes 40, 43, 44U, 46 and 48 May Experience Delays During Closures Related to the I-794 Lake Freeway / Hoan Bridge Project

Effective Monday, November 4th, 2013, (note this effective date may change if the ramp closures date changes - check back for updates) work in conjunction with the I-794 Lake Freeway / Hoan Bridge Project will affect several Freeway Flyers, however no bus stops will be affected. The I-794 East exit to Lincoln Memorial Drive will close as well as the Lincoln Memorial Drive southbound entrance ramp to I-794 East (Southbound) until further notice. Routes 40, 43, 44U, 46 and 48 will most likely experience delays. Additionally, Routes 44U and 48 will use detour routing during this time, however no bus stops will be affected.

We appreciate your patience during this time and we will monitor buses throughout this project and update passengers with any new information as it becomes available.

Route 79 Watertown Plank Park-Ride Lot Closure 11/4/2013

Effective November 4, 2013, due to the closure of Watertown Plank Park-Ride Lot for construction in conjunction with the Zoo Interchange project, Route 79 will serve a new park-ride lot, just north of Burleigh Street, east of US Hwy 45 and west of 114th Street at the Mayfair Collection. To get to the new lot, take US Hwy 45 north to Exit 43.

Passengers may also use Route 44 (National Flyer) service from the State Fair Park-Ride Lot, located on 76th Street at Kearney. To get there take I-94 east to Exit 306 (84th Street).

For more information regarding the Zoo Interchange project from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, please visit zoointerchange.wi.gov


Routes 80 and GreenLine Bus Stop Relocation at Airport Effective 10/28/2013

Effective Monday, October 28, 2013 due to remodeling of the baggage claim area at Mitchell International Airport, the bus stop for Route 80 and the GreenLine will be relocated until further notice. The new stop with be at the north end of the ticketing drive, just north of the US Airways area.

Route 64 Bus Stop Changes at Southridge Effective 11/1/2013

Effective Friday, November 1, 2013, Route 64 will no longer serve the bus stop location near Sears at Southridge. The stop will be moved to the existing Route 46 stop near Pyramax Bank. Please note that Route 64 buses will now layover on Grange Avenue east of Northway BEFORE reaching Southridge.
We are currently working to provide a better solution for service near Southridge and we will update passengers of any changes during the process. Please watch for signs in the area and click here to see a detailed map. Note that all other Route 64 stops in the area will continue to be served as usual.

Routes 14, 55 and 76 Bus Stop Changes Near Southridge Effective 11/1/2013

Effective Friday, November 1, 2013, Routes 14, 55 and 76 will no longer serve the bus stop location near Sears at Southridge. The stop will be moved to the existing Route 46 bus stop near Pyramax Bank. Please note that Route 14, 55 and 76 buses will now layover at 74th Street and Holmes Avenue BEFORE reaching Southridge.
We are currently working to provide a better solution for service near Southridge and we will update passengers of any changes during the process. Please watch for signs in the area. During this time new stops have been added and some other stops in the area have been discontinued due to routing changes (all other stops in the area will continue to be served as usual). Please click the links below to see detailed maps of the affected stops.

Route 14

Route 55

Route 76

Route 46 Stop Moved Near Southridge Effective 11/1/2013

Effective Friday, November 1, 2013, Route 46 buses will no longer be permitted to stop on Southridge property. The Route 46 stop will be removed from its current location near Pyramax Bank. See the following new and existing alternate stop locations and a detailed map here.

On 76th Street at: Grange Avenue, Martin Luther High School (MLHS) and Edgerton Avenue

On Grange Avenue at: Northway and 76th Street

Special Message Regarding Temporary Stops Near Milwaukee Regional Medical Center

Beginning in October, due to work in conjunction with the Zoo Interchange project near the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center (near the area between 85th Street and Innovation Drive), bus stops are expected to move frequently. To assist passengers with locating temporary bus stops as they move to accommodate construction, MCTS will be marking the stops with 10 foot tall feather banners like the one pictured below. During this time, please board stops at these banners.

Routes 44 and 44U Bus Stop Change Effective 9/3/2013

Effective Tuesday, September 3, 2013 the regular bus stop at State Fair park-ride lot will be removed due to construction. During this time, please board buses near the southwest corner of 76th Street and Main/Adler Street (near southeast corner of the lot).

Route 54 Bus Stop Change Effective 8/25/2013

Effective Sunday, August 25, 2013 the Route 54 will no longer stop in the Pick ‘n Save lot at 108th and Cleveland until further notice. Nearby Route 54 stops are as follows:

Westbound: at 10740 W. National (near Office Max)
Eastbound: on 108th St. at Cleveland

Signs will be posted in the area to assist passengers. We apologize for any inconvenience

RedLine and RS4 Bus Stop Change Effective 8/25/2013

Effective Sunday, August 25, 2013 the RedLine and RS4 Routes will have a bus stop change until further notice. The bus stop that is currently located at the west end of the route (Capitol Drive and 124th Street) will be moved across the parking lot to the front of Pick ‘N Save. Signs will be posted at the new bus stop. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Route 49U Bus Stop Change Effective 9/3/2013

Effective Tuesday, September 3, 2013 the 49U will no longer serve the Green Bay Road Park-Ride Lot. Please use the Brown Deer East Park-Ride Lot, on Brown Deer Rd., west of I-43. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Route 35 (35th Street) Southbound - Detour Effective 7/2/2013

Effective:
Tuesday, July 2 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Wednesday, July 3 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Friday, July 5 from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

AFFECTED AREA: 35th Street between Scott and Greenfield Avenue (SOUTHBOUND ONLY)

Due to sewer work in the southbound lanes of 35th Street between Scott and Greenfield
Avenue the southbound Route 35 (35th Street) will detour as follows:

West (R) on National to 40th street, south (L) to Greenfield Avenue, east (L) to 35th street, south (R) to regular route.

During the detour, the southbound bus stops located on 35th Street at Scott, and on 35th Street and Greenfield Avenue will not be served.

Please board buses on 35th Street at National Avenue or on the southwest corner on 35th Street at Greenfield Avenue.

We apologize for this inconvenience.

Route 31 Detour Effective 5/13/2013

Effective Monday, May 13, 2013, eastbound Route 31 buses will detour to avoid delays due to construction. During this time, westbound buses will continue to serve westbound stops along Watertown Plank Road, Mayfair Road, Research Drive and Innovation Drive as usual. Eastbound detour routing is as follows:

Eastbound Only: From the layover on Innovation Drive, buses will continue on Innovation Drive to Watertown Plank Road and east on Watertown Plank Road to regular routing.

Please view this map to see which eastbound stops will no longer be served and where new temporary bus stops will be located during this time.

Special Message Regarding School Routes

Please note Routes 50, 85, 87, 88 and 89 ONLY operate while school is in session.

Wisconsin Avenue Bus Stops

To view a detailed map of stops on Wisconsin Avenue, please click here.