MCTS Brings the Party to PrideFest
PrideFest Shuttle Service Runs June 10-12
MILWAUKEE – Celebrate PrideFest with ease and convenience by taking the bus! The Milwaukee County Transit System’s (MCTS) Downtown Shuttle provides service to PrideFest, held June 10-12, 2016 at Henry Maier Festival Park. Buses make stops along Wisconsin Avenue to the festival. Shuttles run roughly every 30 minutes beginning at 3:00 pm and ending at 12:30 am on Friday, June 10; and from 11:30 am to 12:30 am on Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12.
Buses operate in both directions along Wisconsin Avenue (see map). The Shuttle stops at all bus stops marked with the Summerfest smile logo between N. 6th Street and N. Jackson Street, then proceeds directly to the Mid Gate.
Shuttle fares are $3.00 round trip for adults or $2.50 with an MCTS M•CARD. Shuttle fare is $1.50 round trip cash or $1.25 with an M•CARD for children (6-11 years), seniors (65 years and older) and persons with disabilities with proper ID. Children under age 6 ride free. U-PASS (summer semester only), GO Pass, New Freedom Pass and Commuter Value Pass are accepted as full fare.
MCTS buses also serve PrideFest with numerous regular routes in the downtown area connecting to the Shuttle. Regular MCTS fares apply for travel on local routes. Freeway Flyer service is not offered for this festival.
Customers can find additional information and suggested routing via Google Trip Planner by visiting RideMCTS.com, or by calling the 24-hour automated bus information line at 414-344-6711.
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