Milwaukee County Bus Rapid Transit: new north-south route considered

<div>Milwaukee County Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)</div>
Milwaukee County Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)

MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) is looking to expand its bus rapid transit (BRT) service – and get the public involved in the process.

A news release says the community is invited to learn more about the proposed CONNECT 2 BRT route at virtual or in-person meetings which will be held on Feb. 27, 28, and 29.

Officials say the new North-South BRT will "enhance service along one of MCTS's top five busiest routes, the PurpleLine. The proposed route is twice as long as CONNECT 1 and involves five different municipalities across the county."

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MCTS wants to get feedback about CONNECT 2. You are invited to share input on the features such as bus-only lanes, station locations and more at the following open houses:

South Open House

  • Tuesday, Feb. 27 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Wilson Senior Center, 2601 W. Howard Avenue, Milwaukee

  • Open-house style; stop by anytime

  • Take the PurpleLine to 27th Street and Howard or parking is available

Virtual Meeting

North Open House

  • Thursday, Feb. 29 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

  • Century City Tower, 4201 N. 27th Street, Milwaukee

  • Open-house style; stop by anytime

  • Take the PurpleLine to 27th Street and Hope or parking is available

Spanish-speaking translators will be available at each open house, and the locations for each are ADA accessible. Visit mkenorthsouth.com for more information.