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06.17.2014 | 96 days ago | Posted at 03:28 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Last year, Southridge management moved its Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) bus stop to the periphery of its parking lot, a whopping 1,000 feet from the nearest mall entrance.It’s ridiculous. And it’s harmful to seniors and disabled bus riders who find it difficult if not impossible to get to the mall, all the while dodging traffic and loading trucks and coping with inclement weather...
05.20.2014 | 124 days ago | Posted at 12:31 PM
By Shepherd Express Staff
The Milwaukee County Transit System is changing some routes, as they do on occasion. Here's the information they want you to know:Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) announces schedule changes to several routes effective Sunday, June 8, 2014. Also, the Route 55 (Layton Avenue) will be extended between 76th Street and Hales Corners Park-Ride lot. Please see map. Schedules change up to four ...
03.11.2014 | | 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 | | 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 | | 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 | | 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 | | 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

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