Milwaukee County Transit System
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MCTS Fleet Maintenance Facility Among Featured Tours During Doors Open Milwaukee

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

By - Sep 26th, 2019 01:33 pm
MCTS Fleet Maintenance Facility. Photo courtesy of MCTS.

MCTS Fleet Maintenance Facility. Photo courtesy of MCTS.

MILWAUKEE (September 26, 2019) – Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) buses transport thousands of riders daily to their destinations. When buses need major engine or body repair, the MCTS Fleet Maintenance Building gets them rolling and ready again for service!

During Doors Open Milwaukee on Saturday, Sept. 28, visitors can take free behind-the-scenes tours of the MCTS Fleet Maintenance Building, located at 1525 W. Vine St., from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tours start on the hour and half-hour and last roughly 30 minutes. The best bus routes to get to the building are Routes 23/BlueLine and 57, all of which are within a short walking distance.

The two-story building, which covers enough space for five football fields, handles major mechanical repairs and body work for 375, eleven-ton buses.

As a Doors Open Milwaukee “Family Passport” destination, visitors will see how we handle the toughest and biggest jobs from diesel engines to body frames. Highlights on the tour include stops in the Mechanical Repair Shop, Body Shop, Paint Hangar and more. Tours will be led by MCTS Fleet staff.

Doors Open Milwaukee is a public celebration of Milwaukee’s art, architecture, culture and history. The event offers behind-the-scenes tours of more than 150 buildings throughout Milwaukee’s downtown and neighborhoods and in-depth tours led by community leaders.

More information is available at RideMCTS.com/DoorsOpen and at Historicmilwaukee.org/doors-open.

What: Free tours of the MCTS Fleet Maintenance Building as part of Doors Open Milwaukee
When: Saturday, Sept. 28, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: MCTS Fleet Maintenance Building, 1525 W. Vine Street, Milwaukee, WI

MCTS Fleet Maintenance Facility. Photo courtesy of MCTS.

MCTS Fleet Maintenance Facility. Photo courtesy of MCTS.

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