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03.11.2014 | 44 days ago | Posted at 02:42 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Yesterday, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele delivered an astonishing ultimatum to county board members: Get rid of supervisors’ authority to review request for proposals (RFP) appeals, or I’ll sue.  Abele is upset that a legally appointed review panel voted to spike his decision to award a half-billion-dollar contract to MV Transportation to run the Milwaukee County Transit System....
02.24.2014 | 59 days ago | Posted at 10:41 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
The Dallas-based MV Transportation lost a big contract last week, when a Milwaukee County review panel denied the Abele administration’s intent to award it a half-billion dollar, 3-year contract to run the Milwaukee County Transit System.  Now comes word that MV is up for sale—and that the company is the source of numerous complaints in Dallas over its paratransit service. According to...
02.20.2014 | 63 days ago | Posted at 04:22 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
A Milwaukee County panel shot down the pending contract between the county and Dallas-based MV Transportation to operate the Milwaukee County Transit System, calling the bidding process “arbitrary and unreasonable.” The RFP process was so flawed, they found, that an intent to award a contract based on it cannot be made. The decision to award the half-billion dollar contract to MV was reverse...
02.18.2014 | 65 days ago | Posted at 10:00 AM

New schedules begin March 2

By Evan Rytlewski
Milwaukee County Transit System announced today schedule changes for a dozen bus routes beginning Sunday, March 2. The affected routes are 10 (Humboldt Wisconsin), 12 (Teutonia Hampton), 17 (Canal Street), 27 (27th Street), 31 (State Highland), 44 (National Flyer), 51 (Oklahoma Avenue), 57 (Walnut N. 92nd), 64 (S. 60th Street), 76 (N. 60th S. 70th), 143 (Ozaukee County Express) and the RedLine (Ca...
01.08.2014 | 106 days ago | Posted at 04:49 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Looking through the documents presented by the losing bidders for the contract to operate MCTS, it’s easy to see why the Chris Abele administration fought so hard to keep its own documents private.  Abele’s aides, if you remember, stonewalled on providing the current operator, Milwaukee Transport Services (MTS), the documents it needs to appeal the contract that Abele wants to award to t...
Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013

If it’s not broken, don’t try to fix it

 The Dallas-based bus company MV Transportation wants to win the contract to operate the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) so that it can gain a toehold in the Midwest, a
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013

Judge orders administration to release documents, panel will review contract process

The stalled contract to operate the Milwaukee County Transit System seems to be closer to a resolution. This summer, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced that he intended to award the contract to Texas-based, for-profit MV Transportation...
10.24.2013 | | Posted at 11:09 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
I just got word that the Abele administration has decided to extend Milwaukee Transport Service’s contract to run the bus system for up to one year. The county was in talks with the Dallas-based, for-profit company MV Transportation to take over the operation of MCTS beginning in January 2014. The local, nonprofit MTS has operated MCTS for decades. The pending agreement with MV is tied up in ...

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