MCTS launching bus route to connect workers to Amazon facility in Oak Creek
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – The Milwaukee County Transit System is launching a new route next month that will connect residents with jobs at Amazon’s fulfillment center in Oak Creek.
According to MCTS, Route 81 will begin service on October 11. It will operate seven days a week between the intersections of N. 35th Street and W. Fond du Lac Avenue in Milwaukee and S. 13th Street & W. Ryan Road in Oak Creek. Buses will also have stops on portions of W. Fond du Lac Avenue, N. 17th Street, W. Walnut Street, N. and S. 6th Street.
The route will also connect with 16 existing MCTS bus lines.
According to a press release, MCTS, Amazon and the City of Oak Creek worked together to make sure the route synchronizes with employee shift times at the facility.
The new facility is bringing 1,500 jobs to the area.
More information on the route can be found on MCTS’ website.