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MCTS to suspend nighttime bus services through June 7

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) will temporarily suspend all bus service starting at 10:00 p.m. Thursday, June 4. This, after MCTS said they've had significant service disruptions in the past six days.

MCTS will also suspend service early on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights (June 5-7). Service will resume each morning as regularly scheduled.

According to a news release from MCTS, daily protest marches close major streets part of their core bus route network. Daytime detours have allowed them to continue service with little disruption, but safety navigating around demonstrations -- on foot and in cars -- in nighttime hours has become increasingly challenging. 

“We understand that the suspension of service will be an inconvenience to riders who use the bus to get to and from work in the late-night hours,” said MCTS Managing Director Dan Boehm. “But we had to make this difficult decision in order to help ensure the safety of our employees, passengers and those that are protesting to make their voices heard.” 

Passengers are encouraged to make alternative nighttime travel plans for the immediate future. Should conditions change, MCTS will post updates on social media and at RideMCTS.com/Alerts.

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