Milwaukee County Transit System
Press Release

German Fest Arrives with Summer’s Midpoint

MCTS Freeway Flyers, Downtown Shuttle and Local Routes Deliver Guests

By - Jul 24th, 2019 09:29 am
German Fest

German Fest

MILWAUKEE (July 24, 2019) — Celebrate summer’s halfway point with family and friends at German Fest, July 26-28! Thanks to MCTS’s Freeway Flyers, the Downtown Shuttle and Local Routes, festivalgoers can go directly to German Fest quickly with low round-trip fares.

Bus service to German Fest will operate the following hours:

  • Friday, July 26 – 2:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
  • Saturday, July 27 – 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
  • Sunday, July 28 – 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.

FREEWAY FLYERS
MCTS runs special Freeway Flyers to German Fest, picking up at four Park-Ride lots and dropping off at the Mid Gate of Henry Maier Festival Park. Service runs approximately every 30 minutes.

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 Streets
2019 Freeway Flyer Summer Service to Lakefront Festivals

2019 Freeway Flyer Summer Service to Lakefront Festivals

Freeway Flyer Fare

Regular Discounted
M•CARD Ride  $5.00 $3.00
Cash Ride  $7.00 $3.00
1, 7 or 31 – Day Pass Additional $2.50 Additional $0.80
Valid Transfer – Tap card Additional $2.50 Additional $0.80

DISCOUNTED: 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.

DOWNTOWN SHUTTLE
The German Fest Downtown Shuttle stops along Wisconsin Avenue between N. 6th Street and N. Jackson Street and goes directly to the Mid Gate of the festival grounds. Riders can look for bus stops marked with the Summerfest smile logo. The Shuttle runs approximately every 30 minutes.

2019 Downtown Shuttle Service to Lakefront Festivals

2019 Downtown Shuttle Service to Lakefront Festivals

Shuttle Fare

Regular Discounted
M•CARD Ride $2.50 $1.25
Cash Ride $3.00 $1.50
Ride MCTS App 24-Hour Pass No additional fee No additional fee
1, 7 or 31 – Day Pass No additional fee No additional fee
Valid Transfer – Tap card No additional fee No additional fee

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

Riders must pay the full amount of fare when boarding the Freeway Flyer or Downtown Shuttle. Exact fare is required. This fare is for a roundtrip to and from German Fest. On the Shuttle and Freeway Flyer, U-PASS (summer semester only), GO Pass, Freedom Pass and Commuter Value Pass are also accepted as full fare.

LOCAL ROUTES
Not coming from downtown or a park-ride lot? No problem. Routes 14, 15, GreenLine and GoldLine all drop you off within walking distance of Henry Maier Festival Park. Regular fares apply.

Plan your trip to German Fest at RideMCTS.com or download the Ride MCTS app.

Mentioned in This Press Release

Organizations:
Neighborhoods:

Recent Press Releases by Milwaukee County Transit System

Milwaukee County Transit System

MCTS Has Highest-Rated Transit Tracking and Ticketing App in North America

In less than two years, the app has been downloaded more than 100,000 times, received thousands of positive reviews and achieved an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars in the iOS App Store.

MCTS Fleet Maintenance Facility Among Featured Tours During Doors Open Milwaukee

The Facility Is Open to the Public on Saturday, Sept. 28 Only

MCTS Offers Service To and From Briggs & Al’s Run & Walk for Children’s Hospital

Freeway Flyer service on Route 44 begins at 8:30 a.m. and runs approximately every 15 minutes until 9:30 a.m. from the State Fair Park-Ride Lot at S. 76th Street and W. Kearney Street.

Leave a Reply

You must be an Urban Milwaukee member to leave a comment. Membership, which includes a host of perks, including an ad-free website, tickets to marquee events like Summerfest, the Wisconsin State Fair and the Florentine Opera, a better photo browser and access to members-only, behind-the-scenes tours, starts at $9/month. Learn more.

Join now and cancel anytime.

If you are an existing member, sign-in to leave a comment.

Have questions? Need to report an error? Contact Us