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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 ...
07.29.2013 | | Posted at 11:38 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
I'm not quite sure how official this is, but I’ve just heard that Milwaukee Transport Services Inc. (MTS), the longtime nonprofit operator of the Milwaukee County Transit System, has lost its bid to continue running county buses. The Abele administration put the transit management services contract out to bid in April. From what I can tell, the administration informed MTS late last week that a...
Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Abele could select a for-profit bus operator without board input

 The bidding process on a three-year contract to operate the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) is less transparent than it has been in the past, said Milwaukee
Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Cuts to BadgerCare, child support enforcement and W-2 will harm women and girls

 Gov. Scott Walker’s 2013-2015 state budget doesn’t include the drastic funding cuts and collective bargaining changes he imposed in his previous budget. But its mixed bag of income tax cuts, Medicaid
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Transit’s funding is uncertain but road builders win big

 Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed state budget could provide the death knell for public transit systems across the state

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