Milwaukee County Transit System

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The pro-immigrant mural by high school students on the side of a county bus generates controversy. Read more

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In a unanimous vote on Thursday, the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors moved forward with plans to study the feasibility of replacing the private security on Milwaukee County Transit System buses. Read more

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Two redesign options were presented at a Thursday night open house event at the Milwaukee Fire Department Engine 6 on the East Side. Read more

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Three new bus routes are being considered in the area—one of which would connect central Milwaukee to the Foxconn site nearly 30 miles away. Read more

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MCTS officials met with disabled people and advocates at IndependenceFirst to go over plans to overhaul the bus system. Read more

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Overview of the Fall Arts Guide, potential rise of all ages shows and venues, declining ridership of Milwaukee's mass transit and more. Read more

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Bus ridership across the country is on the decline, and Milwaukee has been hit especially hard. A complete redesign of the MCTS system hopes to help reverse the trend. Read more

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The Shepherd Express announces its political endorsements for the Tuesday, April 3, Wisconsin elections. Read more

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We're getting into the Valentine's Day spirit by celebrating things about the city we love. Read more

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Evan Ricketts put his skillset to use and created the MCTS Tracker, a mobile app available on IOS and Android that tracks MCTS busses in real time. Off the Cuff spoke with Ricketts about his app, its origins and what his future goals are. Read more

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“I am a firm believer in transparency and I say that generally videos should be released as soon as possible,” said civil rights attorney Jonathan Safran. Read more

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Local transportation assets are getting a closer look in proposed state and county budgets. But are decision-makers truly serious about addressing the needs of our local roads, bridges and bus systems? And can we afford it? Read more

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“The Go Pass is worth its weight in gold,” Disability Rights Wisconsin’s Barbara Beckert, who co-chairs the Make It Work Coalition, told the Shepherd. “You’re giving people a fighting chance to succeed.” Read more

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Milwaukee County is developing a 7-mile Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) plan to move riders from Downtown Milwaukee to Wauwatosa’s Milwaukee Regional Medical Center and the Milwaukee County Research Park. Read more

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If Chris Abele hadn’t put Milwaukee County on the hook to pay an extra $4 million per year toward improving our park system or the transit system, providing more care to senior citizens, stimulating greater economic development or just lowe... Read more

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Milwaukee’s transit system’s fares are in the top nationally. That squares with state Sen. Chris Larson’s claim that MCTS’ fares are “among the highest fares in the nation.” Read more

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While Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele’s campaign mailer paints a rosy picture of the county’s bus system, in reality Abele is following in the footsteps of his predecessor, Scott Walker, and holding the Milwaukee County Transit Syste... Read more

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On Monday and Tuesday, members of the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 998 held a no confidence vote on Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele’s leadership. Read more

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Paul Masterson discusses the socio-political motivators for LGBT flight from Wisconsin. Read more

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