Milwaukee Transit Riders Union

The Milwaukee Transit Riders Union is an organization of bus riders fighting for a safe, efficient, accountable, and affordable transit system.

We view our fight as part of the larger struggle to bring together systematically dis-empowered peoples against racism, classism, sexism, homophobia, and the economic dominance of the 1%. We believe that everyone has the right to democratically control the institutions that shape our lives, in environmental and economic justice, and solidarity with progressive social movements around the world.

What We Do
The Milwaukee Transit Riders Union calls for a high quality mass transit system in the Milwaukee area that efficiently responds to the needs of all of its users in a way that respects their individual dignity. We call for public transit for and by the people who use it.
Why It Matters
Improving public transportation can seriously impact the development (and re-development) of our city. Good quality public transportation that is accessible to Milwaukeeans has the power to bridge gaps in social and economic mobility, improve physical mobility options for those who cannot drive (such as seniors, teenagers, and the disabled), improve our environment and ecological sustainability, reduce traffic congestion, and lower the costs of many public services.
Location(s)
1845 N Farwell Ave
Suite 100
Milwaukee, WI 53202
December 13, 2016
“To give 100,000 rides in one year to our  customers who use mobility devices is a huge vote of confidence in our ability meet their travel needs,” says Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele.
December 1, 2016
Even with the increase, riding transit is still a great way to save money. According to a November report from the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), people who ride public transit instead of driving save more than $800 a month. 2017 MCTS Fares
February 18, 2016
by Kieth Crum
July 1, 2015
Yesterday, members of the union that represents drivers for the transit system voted overwhelmingly against a contract proposal, with 93% voting against it and 92% voting to strike. Bus drivers have been working without a contract for three months.
February 25, 2015
By Sean Ryan There was no way to make everybody happy with the Interstate 94 reconstruction around the Stadium Interchange.
February 8, 2015
On January 18, 2015 the Milwaukee County Transit System made changes to bus service on the east side. These changes will affect travel to and from Milwaukee Transit Riders Union meetings at the Milwaukee Environmental Consortium (MEC).
January 28, 2015
by Matthew Wisla Like many central city residents, the Smith family doesn’t own a car. Yvett, 55, retired last year so her transportation needs are not as critical as those of her four sons, ages 34, 22, and 19-year-old twins. They depend on the bus to get them to work or job interviews every day.
January 15, 2015
by Kieth Crum Do you ride the Routes 10, 14 and 30? Change is in store for you beginning this weekend. Route 10
December 3, 2014
By Peggy Schulz At public hearings on December 3 and 4, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation will receive comments regarding its proposed options for rebuilding a roughly 3.5-mile stretch of I-94 between 16th and 70th Streets. The hearings are scheduled for:
August 23, 2014
Two much anticipated routes to suburban job centers will start next week. The routes were created out of the settlement from the lawsuit brought against WisDOT by MICAH and BHCW. Route 6 goes to Mayfair, Brookfield Square, the New Berlin Industrial Park, FedEx and BuySeasons from the Rufus King and Midtown areas.
June 1, 2014
The lack of access to suburban jobs for urban workers has taken a toll on the Milwaukee area. Many employers have trouble filling open positions, and at the same time many Milwaukee residents feel little hope in finding work.
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