Jeramey Jannene
Eyes on Milwaukee

County Further Expands Real-Time Bus Routes

MCTS unveils real-time info for more bus lines, including the only bus route in Ozaukee County.

By - Jul 18th, 2014 03:33 pm
Note the stop number 1231

Note the stop number 1231

The Milwaukee County Transit System has released real-time data for an additional nine routes. The update comes just weeks after the last announcement that doubled the number of routes available. The latest release adds routes 12, 19, 27, 62, 63, 76, 143 as well as the Red and Blue lines.

Suburban commuters waiting to head home will be a big beneficiary of the new additions. Ozaukee County’s one and only bus route, the 143 Ozaukee County Express, now has real time data. The last release also added the 79 Menomonee Falls Flyer.

Real-time data allows riders to know the arrival time of buses via a website, text message, or phone system. The system gives riders up-to-the-minute information on when a bus will arrive at a given stop.

Customers can receive arrival times by texting MCTS [BUS STOP NUMBER] to 41411 or by calling the information line at 414-344-6711. Each bus stop is now equipped with a unique number, just above the route numbers. Riders can also sign-up to receive automated notifications everyday.

Our prior coverage includes a April 23rd announcementJune 16th update and July 1st update.

Real time route list (as of July 1st, 2014)

If you have an issue with the real time data, MCTS requests you contact them. According to spokesperson Jackie Janz “Please keep in mind that we are still testing the Stop Announcement System and Real-Time. We are making adjustments throughout this process. If anyone has an issue, we appreciate the feedback so we can look into the matter. When reporting, please provide the bus number, time of day and location so we can review. This can be emailed to”

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