MCTS to resume fare collection on June 1
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee County Transit System announced Tuesday that it will resume fare collection and front door boarding on all buses and on paratransit vehicles providing Transit Plus rides starting at 4 a.m. June 1.
In a press release, MCTS says fares are needed given the rising costs and lost revenue resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
To help maintain social distancing, MCTS will continue to limit riders to 10 per bus, according to the release.
MCTS recommends that riders who are medically able wear a face mask or covering while on board.
The release also asks riders to be respectful or drivers and other passengers by remember the following:
- Riders should enter through the front door, pay and then move away from the driver. Use of contactless fare forms like the M-CARD and Ride MCTS app is strongly encouraged. Please limit conversation and interaction with the driver.
- Follow CDC guidelines for social distancing, washing hands often, covering coughs and sneezes and avoiding public transportation when sick.
- Allow for extra time. If a bus has ten people on board, the driver will not pick up additional riders. To reduce wait times, MCTS will add extra buses when possible.
MCTS says all buses undergo a daily disinfection process in addition to standard cleaning received on a regular basis.
Buses that operate Monday-Friday are running on a weekday schedule with the exception of Freeway Flyers, which are still suspended.
Saturday and Sunday schedules remain unchanged.
Anyone with questions can contact MCTS Customer Service Center at 414-937-3218 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information about MCTS and COVID-19 can be found at RideMCTS.com/Coronavirus.