4:14 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Buses Running Behind Schedule

The Milwaukee County Transit System says a number of buses are running late Monday afternoon because of traffic and weather conditions.

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Politics & Government
11:05 am
Wed February 12, 2014

County Exec Abele: Change In Mental Health Oversight "A Good Thing"

Chris Abele speaks with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.

Some state lawmakers are pledging that action will still be taken this session to reform Milwaukee County's embattled mental health system.  

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1:00 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Bus Messages Encourage People to Shop on Health Care Exchange

MCTS buses have been advertising the health care exchange for a few weeks
Credit MCTS

If you’ve seen a Milwaukee County bus lately, you may have noticed a new digital message on the front. It alternates with the one telling you where the bus is headed.

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1:00 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Riders Upset About Southridge Plan to Move Bus Stops; Mall Cites Safety Concerns

The managers of Southridge Mall want to move all bus stops off the premises.
Credit Marti Mikkelson

Protesters will gather outside Southridge Mall Thursday. They’re upset with its plan to move all bus stops off the premises – starting in November.

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11:22 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Solar Panels Top Some Milwaukee Bus Stop Shelters

Bus stop located on N. 17th St. and W. Highland Ave. in Milwaukee
Michelle Maternowski

The panels will power ads on the sides of 50 bus shelters. Clear Channel Communications maintains them for the Milwaukee County Transit System.

Economy & Business
11:32 am
Wed June 12, 2013

MCTS Adds More New Buses to Fleet

More new buses with "cleaner" engines and more roomy interiors have been added to the local fleet.

The first of 55 new buses that are part of an upgraded Milwaukee County Transit system fleet have been put in service. The vehicles feature new styled diesel engines that emit 80 percent less particulate matter and 95 percent less oxides of nitrogen.  The MCTS began modernizing its fleet with new bus purchases in 2010. By later this year, there will be 235 new vehicles in the fleet that totals 420 buses. Other features of the new buses include:

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