Transportation Services WinterIm Updates
UWM’s Office of Transportation Services has a variety of updates and pertinent notes for the upcoming WinterIm period. Some services operate on limited schedules or cease operations during certain period of winter break.
Prowl Line: WinterIm
The Prowl Line will continue to provide service to the UPARK located at Capitol and Humboldt through Fall 2016 Finals week. The last day of service to the UPARK will be Friday, Dec. 23 at 6 p.m. Service to the UPARK will be discontinued through the UWM WinterIm until the first day of classes for the Spring 2017 semester on Monday, Jan. 23.
Please note that service to the UWM University Housing residence halls will continue throughout WinterIm. Service hours and operation will be reduced to on-call operations, with date specific information available online. Please note that service will not be provided on Saturday, Dec. 24; Sunday, Dec. 25; Saturday, Dec. 31; and Sunday, Jan. 1.
WinterIm hours of operation will be Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.–midnight and weekends 9 a.m.-midnight. Service can be requested by contacting a UWM University Housing residence hall service desk. Service will return to normal operations on Saturday, Jan. 21.
Be On the Safe Side (B.O.S.S.)
B.O.S.S. will run through Dec. 23. Service will not be provided between Dec. 24 and Jan. 2. 0Operations will resume on Jan. 3 with a reduction in hours and staffing.
From Jan.3 through Jan. 22, B.O.S.S. will operate from 7 p.m.-midnight. B.O.S.S. will be closed on Jan. 16 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Service will return to normal operational hours (6 p.m.- 2 a.m.) and full staffing on Jan. 23.
B.O.S.S. has added a paratransit vehicle to the fleet, which will be able to transport passengers with mobility devices. This vehicle will be available effective immediately. When requesting a ride over the phone, please notify the dispatcher so the vehicle may be dispatched to you.
B.O.S.S. and the Off Campus Shuttle will begin using a new, Uber-style app called TapRide, starting this Spring 2017 semester. Students can download the app to their smartphones for Android users or for Apple users. Phone calls and walk-ups are still accepted (414-229-6503), but students are encouraged to begin using TapRide. Benefits include being viewing in real-time your van on a map, receiving notification when a van arrives, and reduced wait-times.
Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS)
MCTS will run U-Bus routes throughout finals week, however there will be adjustments to the schedule for the start of finals week. Routes 40U – Holt College, 44U – Fair Park-Hales Corners, and 49U – Brown Deer, which come to the UWM campus will run regular schedule through Dec. 14. Exam schedule for the U-Buses will run from Dec. 15-Dec. 23.
If you use the U-Bus, please note that it is not operational through WinterIm and will begin operation again Monday, Jan. 23 for the spring semester.
Student UPASSes will be operational throughout the WinterIm period, unless they are Fall 2016 graduates.