Beyond Vision

MCTS Next Update May 2021

Milwaukee Team:

The Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) is reminding passengers that the second phase of its MCTS NEXT system redesign takes effect Sunday, June 6, 2021 with improvements, additions, and adjustments to Routes 11, 12, 14, 21, 34, 53, 57, 58, 80, 88, and PurpleLine.

Some of these updates include the following:

    • Route 80’s high frequency service will be extended north of Locust Street (including 7th Street/8th Street, Dr. M.L.K. Drive and Green Bay Avenue) to Florist Avenue.
    • Route 12’s high frequency service will be extended north of Hampton Avenue all the way to Brown Deer Road (via Teutonia Avenue and Green Bay Road).
    • The PurpleLine’s high frequency service will be extended to include new routing on the northern end to Bayshore.
    • There will also be more frequent service on Hampton Avenue (Route 11), Hopkins Street (Route 34), Villard Avenue (Route 58) and Brown Deer Road (Route 88) compared to what is currently available along these corridors.
    • Four new routes – Routes 11, 34, 58, and 88 – will provide additional routing options for passengers. Visit to see maps showing where these routes will operate.
    • Route 88 will provide brand new service to and from Woodman’s, Sam’s Club, and Aldi at 124th & Bradley as well as Briggs & Stratton nearby. This is the first time employees and shoppers will be able to access these destinations by MCTS bus.
    • Route 12 will now provide more direct service to destinations like the Milwaukee Public Museum, the Milwaukee County Courthouse, and MATC.
    • We’re making improvements to weekend service on Routes 11, 12, 34, 58, 80, and 88.

Passengers are encouraged to visit or call 414-344-6711 for specific information about what to expect on their routes.