Transportation Updates For 2016-17
UWM’s Office of Transportation Services has instituted a number of updates and changes for the 2016-17 school year.
The office’s website has also been redesigned and is a great resource for all questions regarding parking or transit. The site includes a portal for paying for parking online.
Some of the changes for the upcoming year include improvement to Be On The Safe Side, a free van transportation service for students that operates in the neighborhoods surrounding campus. UWM’s shuttle service has also been modified. Plus, Bublr service continues to expand near campus and throughout the city of Milwaukee, while the UPASS remains an excellent option for getting around the city and nearby suburbs
B.O.S.S. will continue to operate as a Point A to Point B transportation service, running from 6 p.m.-2 a.m. while school is in session. The range of service is extending into more popular neighborhoods around campus and the area of service will evolve based on demand and areas of dense student population.
The B.O.S.S. call for ride service will be transitioning into the use of an Uber-type smartphone application. The app will allow riders to identify where the vehicle is and provide more efficient routing for drivers. The system will also use GPS to identify people’s locations. Full implementation of the app is scheduled for sometime this fall.
UWM’s Prowl Line shuttle service runs between the Capitol/Humboldt Park and Ride, to various Kenwood campus stops as well as the Kenilworth, Cambridge and Riverview Residence Halls. The buses have added digital signage and voice announcements, with monitors scheduled to be installed in the Union to track all buses and shuttles, including MCTS buses.
Service on the full shuttle route runs from 6 a.m.-9:30 p.m., with dynamic scheduling in use to meet demands relative to heavy class times. Shuttle service continues everywhere but the park and ride until 1 a.m. Sunday-Wednesday nights (Monday-Thursday early mornings) and 2 a.m. Thursday-Saturday (Friday-Sunday early mornings). BOSS will take students to the park and ride during these hours, if necessary.
Bublr continues to expand its services throughout Milwaukee. Students can buy an annual pass for just $20 for a 365-day period. The pass allows for unlimited hour-long rides. Bublr stations are located on campus and around the east side and greater Milwaukee.
- UPASS remains available for free MCTS transit and is funded by segregated fees
- Students should register any vehicles they plan on bringing to campus in order to reserve and pay for all parking permits