More Room Than a Vespa: MCTS Buses Head to Festa Italiana
Direct Service for Guests on Freeway Flyers, Downtown Shuttle and Local Routes
MILWAUKEE (July 18, 2019) — When riding with MCTS, you can bring several friends with you to Festa Italiana, July 19-21. We’ve got the room!
MCTS offers fast and affordable trips to Festa Italiana via Freeway Flyers, the Downtown Shuttle and Local Routes. Freeway Flyer and Downtown Shuttle service to Henry Maier Festival Park starts approximately 30 minutes prior to the start of Festa Italiana each day and runs for 30 minutes after gates close.
The Festa Italiana Freeway Flyers take you directly to the Mid Gate of the festival grounds. Flyers run 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
Freeway Flyer Fare
|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
The Festa Italiana Downtown Shuttle goes directly to the Mid Gate of the festival grounds. The Shuttle runs approximately every 30 minutes and makes stops along both sides of Wisconsin Avenue (see map) between N. 6th and N. Jackson Streets, at all bus stops marked with the Summerfest smile logo.
Downtown Shuttle Fare
|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 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 Festa Italiana. 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.
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 visit to Festa Italiana by visiting RideMCTS.com or by downloading the Ride MCTS app.
Recent Press Releases by Milwaukee County Transit System
The Facility Is Open to the Public on Saturday, Sept. 28 Only
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.