Milwaukee County Transit System
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MCTS Connects You to Celtic Culture

MCTS’ Freeway Flyer, Downtown Shuttle and Local Routes Deliver Direct Service to Irish Fest

By - Aug 14th, 2018 09:29 am

Milwaukee, WI – Celtic culture takes center stage during Irish Fest, and MCTS’ Freeway Flyer, Downtown Shuttle and Local Routes get you to the celebration at Henry Maier Festival Park, August 16-19.

IRISH FEST SERVICE
MCTS service to Irish Fest will operate:

  • Thursday, August 16 from 4:30 pm to 10:30 pm.
  • Friday, August 17 from 3:30 pm to 12:30 am.
  • Saturday, August 18 from 11:30 am to 12:30 am.
  • And Sunday, August 19 from 8:00 am to 10:30 pm on, which includes early morning service for Mass with the Freeway Flyer and Shuttle stopping at the South Gate.

FREEWAY FLYER
During Irish Fest, the Irish Fest Freeway Flyer takes you directly to the festival grounds.

Service is roughly every 30 minutes and may vary on the weekend. 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
2018 Freeway Flyer Summer Service to Lakefront Festivals

2018 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
Ride MCTS App 24-Hour Pass Free Free
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 6 ride free when accompanied by an adult.

DOWNTOWN SHUTTLE
The Irish Fest Shuttle runs approximately every 30 minutes and makes stops along both sides of Wisconsin Avenue (see map), between N. 6th Street and N. Jackson Street, at all bus stops marked with the Summerfest smile logo.

2018 Downtown Shuttle Service to Lakefront Festivals

2018 Downtown Shuttle Service to Lakefront Festivals

Shuttle Fare

Regular Discounted
M•CARD Ride $2.50 $1.25
Cash Ride $3.00 $1.25
Ride MCTS App 24-Hour Pass Free Free
1, 7 or 31 – Day Pass Free Free
Valid Transfer – Tap card Free Free

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

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

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 the festival grounds. Regular local fares apply.

Plan your trip to Irish Fest at RideMCTS.com or by downloading the Ride MCTS app.

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