Milwaukee County Transit System
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MCTS Is the Blue Ribbon Choice for Travel to the Wisconsin State Fair

MCTS’ Shuttles, Freeway Flyers and local routes all take riders straight to the gates of State Fair Park August 4 through August 14.

By - Jul 19th, 2016 11:49 am

MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) is the blue ribbon choice for an easy, safe and convenient way to get to the 2016 Wisconsin State Fair. MCTS’ Shuttles, Freeway Flyers and local routes all take riders straight to the gates of State Fair Park August 4 through August 14.

SHUTTLE SERVICE
Shuttle service operates every day of the Fair from 7:30 am until 30 minutes after it closes. Shuttles run approximately every 15 minutes from the Watertown Plank Road Park-Ride lot to Gate 4 of State Fair Park. The Watertown Plank Road Park-Ride lot is located at the intersection of Watertown Plank Road and Swan Boulevard, just west of US Hwy 45. Parking is free.

SHUTTLE FARE
Round-trip fare: Adults

  • MCTS M•CARD $2.50
  • MCTS M•CARD 1-, 7- or 31-Day Pass OR Valid Transfer – Free
  • Cash $3.00

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

  • MCTS M•CARD $1.25
  • MCTS M•CARD 1-, 7- or 31-Day Pass OR Valid Transfer – Free
  • Cash $1.50

FREEWAY FLYER SERVICE
Freeway Flyers operate every day of the Fair from 7:30 am until 30 minutes after it closes. Flyers provide service approximately every 30 minutes between the following park-ride lots and Gate 4 of State Fair Park:

  • Brown Deer East – Brown Deer Rd., west of I-43
  • College – College Ave, at I-94 (both lots north and south of College)
  • Loomis – Loomis Rd., north of I-894 and south of Coldspring Rd.
  • Whitnall/Hales Corners – I-43, east of S. 108th St.

FREEWAY FLYER FARE
Round-trip fare: Adults

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

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

  • MCTS M•CARD $3.00
  • MCTS M•CARD 1-, 7- or 31-Day Pass OR Valid Transfer – Tap card. Will be charged an additional 80 cents.
  • Cash $3.00

Pay full amount of fare when boarding to State Fair.

On both the State Fair Shuttle and Freeway Flyers, the U-PASS (summer semester), New Freedom Pass, GO Pass and Commuter Value Pass are accepted as full fare.

LOCAL SERVICE
A special portion of Route 23 (Fond du Lac – National) will operate between Wisconsin Avenue and Gate 4 of State Fair Park. Riders should look for Route 23 buses with a “State Fair” destination sign.

Local Routes 56 (Greenfield Avenue), 67 (N.76th – S. 84th Streets) and 76 (N. 60th – S. 70th Streets) also stop near the Fair and get riders within walking distance of the grounds. For all local routes, regular bus fares apply ($2.25 cash or $1.75 M•CARD).

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.

2016 Freeway Flyer Service to Wisconsin State Fair

2016 Freeway Flyer Service to Wisconsin State Fair

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