New MCTS routes positively impacting students

New MCTS routes positively impacting students

Does your student ride the bus to UWM? It’s now going to be more convenient than ever!

New and modified bus routes being put into service this month by the Milwaukee County Transit System will have a positive impact for UWM students, faculty and staff. The new routes went into effect this past Sunday and will be in full swing as the new semester begins next week.

A new MetroEXpress route – the GoldLine – is a limited stop service that operates between UWM and Brookfield Square. The route travels via Downer Avenue, Prospect/Farwell Avenues, Wisconsin Avenue and Bluemound Road. Service on the route operates seven days a week between 5:30 a.m. and 2 a.m. with frequencies between 12 and 27 minutes depending on the time of day and the day of the week.

Meanwhile, the new 30X limited stop service will operate between Sherman Boulevard and Florist Avenue to UWM. The route travels via Sherman Boulevard, Wisconsin Avenue, Prospect/Farwell and Maryland Avenues. Service on the route is scheduled for between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sundays. Buses run every 20 minutes on weekdays and 25-30 minutes on weekends.

Service on the existing Route 30 will continue as it does now with the exception of travel on Keefe Avenue and Downer Avenue (now served by the GoldLine).

Students can travel for free on all MCTS buses by using their UPASS, which is available for pickup at the UWM Parking and Transit Office in the Union. The pass must be presented on the bus with a valid student ID. Plus, faculty and staff can purchase their commuter value pass at the UWM Parking and Transit Office. Additional information on the UPASS and other UWM transit options is available online, while the Milwaukee County Transit System website has additional information on all of the route changes and complete bus schedules. Travelers can use the Trip Planner option to map their specific route.