Milwaukee County Transit System

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The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors is expected next week to consider final approval of a program that would provide free bus rides to an estimated 30,000 disabled and senior riders a year on Milwaukee County Transit.

If it’s approved, the GO Pass program would go into effect at the beginning of April. The County’s Transportation director, however, has recommended a three-month delay in implementing the program to allow for broader distribution of passes.

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The Milwaukee County Transit System has made changes to routes and technology in recent years, but questions about its stability remain. 

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Although I take public transportation all the time when I’m in New York, I hadn't been on a Milwaukee bus since I got my driver's license at 16.  But half a century later, I’m old enough to get a discounted fare again, so when work took me downtown on a regular basis last winter, I decided to bury my old prejudices and take the bus. 

That was when I discovered the zen of riding the bus. 

County Executive Chris Abele has named a Texas company to run the Milwaukee County Transit System, but two other firms are not giving up the fight.

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Late last week, a contract for the operation of the Milwaukee County Transit System was extended for an additional year. 

This summer, the news came out that the for-profit, Texas-based MV Transportation was the chosen bidder to operate the Milwaukee County Transit System.

The future management of the Milwaukee Country Transit system is still in flux.  The for-profit Dallas-based MV Transportation emerged as the leading bidder in the process. 

Dallas Company Could Soon Run Milwaukee Transit

Sep 18, 2013
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The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors will soon take up a proposed contract with MV Transportation to run the county’s transit system. 

The Milwaukee County Transit System has revised a few bus routes, as of this week. Meanwhile, county leaders may change which company runs the system.

Bill Locher

Those of us who ride the bus on a regular basis take it for granted that the man – or woman – behind the wheel is going to get us where we’re going safely.  But few of us give much thought to the driver and what he or she does, aside from stopping the bus, opening the doors, and accepting fares.