Milwaukee County Transit System
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Save Some Green: Head to Irish Fest with MCTS Bus Service

No matter if you take the Freeway Flyer, Downtown Shuttle or local routes, Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) offers easy ways to get to the festival

By - Aug 17th, 2016 08:44 am
"Smiling Eyes" Head to Irish Fest with MCTS Bus Service

“Smiling Eyes” Head to Irish Fest with MCTS Bus Service

MILWAUKEE – Celebrate Irish Fest with ease and convenience by taking the bus! No matter if you take the Freeway Flyer, Downtown Shuttle or local routes, Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) offers easy ways to get to the festival, held August 18-21 at Henry Maier Festival Park.

DOWNTOWN SHUTTLE SERVICE
Shuttles provide service roughly every 30 minutes from 4:30 pm to 10:30 pm on Thursday, August 18; 3:30 pm to 12:30 am on Friday, August 19; 11:30 am to 12:30 am on Saturday, August 20; and 8:00 am to 10:30 pm on Sunday, August 21 (8:00 am early morning Shuttle service for mass stopping at the South Gate). Buses operate in both directions along Wisconsin Avenue. When traveling to Irish Fest, the Shuttle stops between N. 6th Street and N. Jackson Street, then proceeds directly to the Mid Gate. Stops are made at all bus stops marked with the Summerfest smile logo.

Shuttle Fare

Round-trip: Adults

  • MCTS M•CARD: $2.50
  • Cash: $3.00
  • M•CARD 1-, 7- or 31-Day Pass: Free

Round-trip: Children (ages 6 – 11), seniors (65 and over) and persons with disabilities with proper ID. Children under age 6 ride free when accompanied by an adult.

  • MCTS M•CARD: $1.25
  • Cash: $1.50
  • MCTS M•CARD with a 1-, 7- or 31-Day Pass: Free

LOCAL ROUTES
MCTS also serves downtown with numerous local routes from all over Milwaukee County. Many local routes connect with the Downtown Shuttle. For all local routes, regular bus fares apply ($2.25 cash or $1.75 M•CARD).

FREEWAY FLYER SERVICE
Freeway Flyer service is provided during all hours of the festival, beginning 30 minutes before the event and ending 30 minutes after the event. Frequency of service is approximately every 30 minutes. For Sunday Mass, there will be early morning service and buses (including Shuttles) will drop off at South Gate. Festival-goers can catch a Freeway Flyer from the following park-ride lots:

  • Brown Deer East – Brown Deer Road, west of I-43
  • College – College Avenue, at I-94, north and south lots
  • State Fair Park – I-94, S. 76th and W. Kearney Street

Freeway Flyer Fare

Round-trip: Adults

  • MCTS M•CARD – $4.70
  • Cash – $6.50
  • MCTS M•CARD 1-, 7- or 31-Day Pass OR Valid Transfer – Tap card. Will be charged an additional $2.

Round-trip: Children (ages 6 – 11), seniors (65 and over) and persons with disabilities with proper ID. Children under age 6 ride free when accompanied by an adult.

  • MCTS M•CARD or Cash – $3
  • MCTS M•CARD 1-, 7- or 31-Day Pass OR Valid Transfer – Tap card. Will be charged an additional 80 cents.

Pay full amount of fare when boarding the Downtown Shuttle or Freeway Flyer to Irish Fest. Exact fare required. On the Shuttle and Freeway Flyer, U-PASS (summer semester only), GO Pass, New Freedom Pass and Commuter Value Pass are accepted as full fare.

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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