Schools and courts are closed but MCTS is keeping people moving in extreme cold
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- At least 200 Milwaukee County Transit bus drivers are out on the road Wednesday to help passengers to get from point A to point B in the extreme cold.
“Even though a lot of people had it off. We know that not everyone would and they needed a ride," said Matt Sliker, MCTS.
For passengers like Dyinesha Fuller, she takes the bus to get to work.
"I can rely on it every day," said Fuller.
All regular routes ran on Wednesday except for the ones that operate specifically to schools that have scheduled canceled class.
“When those schools call off classes and shut down like they did today then we don’t serve those routes," Sliker said.
With the brutally cold temperatures, it caused some problems for some buses.
“It was just so cold that the air compression system froze up for a little bit so we were able to send crews out there and get it back on the road," Sliker said.
While the bus wasn't as full as it normally is on a Wednesday afternoon. Everyone we spoke with was happy the buses were up and running.
"Y'all are great, keep on working," said Fuller.
If you are taking the bus, remember there may be delays because of the weather's impact on the equipment. To get real-time information on bus locations, clicker here.