Commuter Value Pass

Faculty/Staff may purchase the Commuter Value Pass (CVP), which is a reduced fare, unlimited-ride bus pass valid on all Milwaukee County Transit System routes.

Faculty and staff may purchase the CVP after the 15th day of the month preceding the month intended for activation through the second business day of the month intended for activation. The option to purchase the CVP will be deactivated online after the second business day of the start of the month.


How to Purchase a Commuter Value Pass
  1. Go to Transportation Services portal (uwm.edu/transportation/portallogin).
  2. Click on “Affiliated Login” which is in the center of the page
  3. Click on “Get Permits” which will be located in the permits section
  4. Click on “Next >>”
  5. Fill the required fields
  6. Click on the desired permit
  7. Click on box to agree with”Transportation Rules & Regulations”
  8. Click on “Next >>”
  9. add a vehicle if necessary
  10. Click on “Next >>”
  11. Click on “Next >>”
  12. Enter the email as needed
  13. Click on “Pay Now”
  14. Click on the box to agree
  15. Click on “Pay Now”


  16. *NOTE: Purchases of the CVP on the second business day of the month intended for use and waiting for a CVP card to be issued will cause a delay in the activation of your CVP. Transportation Services requires a photo to be sent to MCTS for the CVP card to be issued, which will be the cause for the delay. We appreciate your understanding and thank you for your patience.
How do Payments Work?
If you are paid monthly it will be a $33.00 charge via payroll deduction, and if you are paid bi-weekly it will be $16.50 via payroll deduction until the CVP is canceled or expires.
How to get a CVP Card
If a faculty/staff member is purchasing the CVP and does not have a CVP card issued by MCTS, the staff member WILL need to visit Transportation Services in person. A photo will need to be taken, which will be provided to MCTS for the CVP card to be created. The CVP card will be available at Transportation Services after two business days. Transportation Services will then notify the faculty/staff member that they may pick up their CVP.
How to Return Commuter Value Pass
If you are looking to return your CVP, please fill out the Payroll Deduction Cancellation Form. It is recommended that notification is provided to Transportation Services in advance of the approaching pay period.
Emergency Ride

Milwaukee County Transit System is now offering an Emergency Ride Program through LYFT.

Commuter Value Program customers are automatically eligible to participate in the Emergency Ride Program. MCTS recognizes that a major obstacle in using transit services is the riders’ fear of being “stranded” in case of personal or family emergency. As a result, this program was created to provide alternate transportation for Commuter Value Program participants if an emergency arises and normal bus service is not readily available.

Please review the following to better acquaint yourself with the conditions and responsibilities of this great program benefit.

MCTS Emergency Ride Program Conditions:

  • Rides are available only through LYFT Concierge MCTS company profile.
  • Trips must be completed between 8:00am and 4:30pm.
  • Rides are provided within the MCTS service area only and are limited to two trips per quarter and four every twelve months.
  • Trip destinations may include the employee’s home, transit point of origin, or a medical care facility.
  • MCTS will pay a maximum of $50.00 for any user in the program. All costs incurred after the $50.00 maximum are the responsibility of the participant.
  • Regardless of the destination, it is the employee’s responsibility to arrange for additional transportation after the trip has been completed.
  • An employee will forfeit their eligibility to use the program if they do not complete their trip after it has been arranged.



It is highly recommended that rides be requested by calling our Transportation Services at (414) 229-4000. Alternatively, rides may be requested using the form below, and a representative from Transportation Serivices will make contact to confirm.

Emergency Ride

Commuter Value Pass customers may use this form to schedule an emergency ride through MCTS/Lyft.
  • We will call to confirm your ride request.
  • :
    Must be Monday - Friday between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm. Ride requests outside of this time-frame will not be processed.
  • Must be an exact address within MCTS service area.
  • Must be an exact address within MCTS service area.