Milwaukee County Transit System
Press Release

MCTS Serves Irish Fest

Traffic and parking are a breeze when you ride the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) Straight to the Gate of Irish Fest.

By - Aug 14th, 2014 07:05 pm

Traffic and parking are a breeze when you ride the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) Straight to the Gate of Irish Fest. MCTS offers two easy ways to the festival, held August 14-17, 2014 at Henry Maier Festival Park: Shuttle service along Wisconsin Avenue and Freeway Flyers from five park-ride lots.

DOWNTOWN SHUTTLE SERVICE

Shuttles provide service roughly every 30 minutes from 4:30 pm to 10:30 pm on Thursday, August 14; 3:30 pm to 12:30 am on Friday, August 15; 11:30 pm to 12:30 am on Saturday, August 17; and 8:00 am to 11:30 pm on Sunday, August 17. Buses operate in both directions along Wisconsin Avenue (see map). When traveling to Irish Fest, the Shuttle stops between N. 6th Street and N. Jackson Street, then proceeds directly to the Mid Gate. Stops are made at all bus stops marked with the Summerfest smile logo.

FREEWAY FLYER SERVICE

Festival-goers can catch a Freeway Flyer from the following park-ride lots (see map): Brown Deer East (Brown Deer Road, west of I-43), College (College Avenue, at I-94), Holt (Holt Avenue, west of I-94), State Fair Park (I-94, S. 76th and W. Kearney Street) and Burleigh Lot/Mayfair Collection: North of Burleigh St., east of US Hwy 45 and at 114th St.

Freeway Flyer service operates every half-hour approximately on the hour and half-hour. Service is provided during all hours of the festival, beginning a half-hour before the event and ending a half-hour after the event.

Irish Fest attendees who plan to take a Freeway Flyer from the State Fair Park-Ride Lot should be aware that there may be a $10 for charge parking. There is a large event at the fairgrounds that may need to use the transit area parking on Saturday and Sunday. As stated earlier,MCTS has Shuttle service in Downtown Milwaukee which runs along Wisconsin Avenue. Additionally, riders can catch a Freeway Flyer from Brown Deer East, Holt, College Northeast and Burleigh/Mayfair Collection Park-Ride Lots. MCTS also serves downtown with numerous local routes from all over Milwaukee County that connect with the Downtown Shuttle.

FARES

Shuttles are $3.00 round trip for adults and $1.50 for children (6-11 years), seniors (65 and over) and persons with disabilities with proper ID. Freeway Flyer round trip fare is $6.50 for adults and $3.00 for children ages (6-11 years), seniors (65 and over) and persons with disabilities with proper ID. Riders with a Weekly or Monthly Pass add $2.00 for Freeway Flyer. Regular MCTS fares apply for travel on the local routes. Also, on both the Shuttle and Freeway Flyer, U-PASS, Freedom Pass and Commuter Value Pass are accepted as full fare.

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.

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