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By Tiffany Crouse
The Milwaukee County Transit System is now offering unlimited free rides to seniors and persons with disabilities through a new transit card. Applications were first accepted and processed Tuesday, March 31. That same day the first “Go Passes” were handed out to eligible people.
Once the application has been filled out, processed, and you receive your Go Pass, you can use it that same day.
“Long lines and long waits for the first day” said Brandon Conway, Media Coordinator for MCTS. Conway believes that the long waits will only be …
MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele has unveiled a new website to update the community on the Milwaukee County transit system and what you need to know.
The Milwaukee Courier got an early look at the website titled “Moving Forward: Transit in Milwaukee County.”
The website (www.County.Milwaukee.Gov/ Transit) includes a letter from County Executive Abele explaining why he thinks transit is such a critical resource to help people get to work, school and run errands.
“For many Milwaukeeans transit is simply something that exists, but I know how crucial it is to …
Milwaukee Innercity Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH) and the Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin (BHCW) will sponsor a press event and bus tour on Friday, August 15th at 10:00 to launch two of three projected new bus routes to the suburbs.
The event, to be held on the MICAH parking lot at N. 4th and Brown Streets, will celebrate the significant victory achieved by these groups in reaching a settlement with state and federal transportation officials and agencies, in their Zoo Interchange lawsuit.
It was represented on their behalf by the ACLU …
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Milwaukee, WI, May 21, 2014– In what is being seen as a landmark victory, Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin, Inc.
(BHCW) and Milwaukee Inner-city Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH) have reached an agreement with the Wisconsin and the U.S. Departments of Transportation to spend $13.5 million to create and expand bus routes linking Milwaukee central city residents to employment opportunities in suburbs North of Milwaukee County.
The agreement is the result of a lawsuit by BHCW and MICAH who combined their forces in a legal challenge to create mass transit opportunities to …
County Board Chairwoman Marina Dimitrijevic, Supervisors Michael Mayo, Sr., Anthony Staskunas and Theo Lipscomb said this week that it is “time for Milwaukee County to move forward on transit,” calling on the County Executive to re-open transit bids.
Mayo, Chairman of Administrative Determination Review Committee (ADRC), and Staskunas, Vice-Chairman, said that since the ADRC rejected the process that awarded a transit contract, it was critical that a new Request for Proposal be issued as soon as possible.
Staskunas said the ADRC, with the assistance and guidance of Milwaukee County Corporation Counsel, deliberated …
In the game of chess, the pawn is the piece of lowest value. And while there are more pawns in the game than any other game piece, in most circumstances it also is the weakest.
This is how many members of the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 998 sees ourselves, as pawns in the public transit battle that is taking place in Milwaukee right now.
Why? Because between the “official” information, or lack thereof, that we are receiving from MTS management, along with the rumors and blatant lies we’ve heard from our union …
By Cassandra Lans
The Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS), the current private provider for the Milwaukee County transit system has managed the system since 1975.
Back in April of 2013 Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele put out bids for the transit system contract.
Based on an independent board’s scoring process, an African American, woman owned company based out of Dallas, TX, MV Transportation, Inc. was awarded the bid.
The county executive made the decision to search for an alternative to MCTS based on feedback that he had received since taking office in 2011. County …
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The popular Miller Lite Free Rides™ program is returning to Milwaukee this St. Patrick’s Day to encourage residents and visitors to celebrate responsibly by planning ahead for a safe ride home. In partnership with Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) and Beer Capitol Distributing, Miller Lite is providing free bus service Sat., March 17, on all MCTS routes beginning at 6 p.m. until the end of regular service.
“As a result of the program’s rich history in Milwaukee, Miller Lite Free Rides has become ingrained in the city’s St. Patrick’s Day traditions,” …
Priscilla Coggs-Jones said “My deepest prayers and heart goes out to the mother that was beat up in a violent manner. I keep all transit riders and drivers in prayer as we all execute our daily tasks“
Milwaukee County Supervisor Candidate for the 5th District Priscilla Coggs-Jones took to the streets on 35th and Fond du Lac to make recommendations on the recent violent attacks on passenger and bus transit drivers. Although we are challenged during these tough times we must protect everyday people who ride on the Milwaukee County Transit …
From the editor’s desk
Back on July 2, 2011 the Courier ran a lead article that read, ‘Bus drivers are fed up with physical attacks’, and the photo used for the article was from a rally held by Milwaukee County Transit bus drivers with representatives from their unions.
One of their complaints was the lack of support that they say they were receiving from the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS). Bus drivers were being fired and suspended for attempting to defend themselves in anyway from robberies and assaults from unruly passengers. At …