Milwaukee County Transit System
Press Release

The Best Ride to the Wisconsin State Fair

Traffic and parking are as easy as pie when you ride the bus to Wisconsin State Fair.

By - Jul 24th, 2013 03:45 pm

Traffic and parking are as easy as pie when you ride the bus to Wisconsin State Fair! Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) provides several choices for an easy, convenient and economical ride that will get you straight to the gate. Freeway Flyers and Shuttles operate from 7:30 am until one half-hour after the Fair closes every day of the Fair, from Thursday, August 1 to Sunday, August 11, 2013.

MCTS local services also provide convenient ways to get to and from the Fair, with stops near State Fair Park entrances.

NEW this year – An added park-ride lot, see Shuttle Service.

FREEWAY FLYER SERVICE

Freeway Flyers operate every day of the Fair from 7:30 am until one half-hour after the Fair closes, with the exception of service from the Green Bay lot which starts at 7:20 am. The last trip leaves the Fair shortly after the Fair closes. Parking is free at park-ride lots. Flyer service operates between the following park-ride lots and the State Fair Transit Center at Gate 4:

Half-hour service:

The following Flyers operate roughly every 30 minutes on the hour and half-hour:

§  College – (Route 40) – College Ave, at I-94 (both lots)

§  Southridge – (Route 46) Edgerton & S. 72nd St., Southridge Parking lot

§  Whitnall/Hales Corners – (Route 46) I-43, east of S. 108th St.

Hourly Service:

The following Flyers operate hourly at the times noted below:

§  Green Bay – (Route 49) Green Bay Rd., just north of Brown Deer Rd.

–       Served hourly at 20 minutes past the hour, starting at 7:20 am

§  Brown Deer East – (Route 49) Brown Deer Rd., west of I-43

–       Served hourly at 30 minutes past the hour, starting at 7:30 am

FREEWAY FLYER FARE

Round trip adult fare is $6.50 while children (6-11), seniors (65 and over) and persons with disabilities with proper ID pay $3.00 round trip. Riders with a Weekly or Monthly Pass add $2.00. Also, on both the Shuttle and Freeway Flyer, U-PASS, Freedom Pass and Commuter Value Pass are accepted as full fare.

SHUTTLE SERVICE

Shuttle service to Wisconsin State Fair operates from the Watertown Plank Road Park-Ride Lot and the Timmerman Field Park-Ride Lot. NEW this year, due to construction at the overflow park-ride lot north of Watertown Plank Road, the additional Shuttle service at the Timmerman Field Park-Ride Lot has been added to reduce traffic congestion and provide additional parking.

Shuttles operate every day of the Fair from 7:30 am until one half-hour after the Fair closes. Parking is free at park-ride lots. Shuttle service operates between the following park-ride lots and Wisconsin State Fair Park Transit Center at Gate 4:

Fifteen minute service:

The following Shuttle operates approximately every 15 minutes:

  • Watertown Plank Rd – (Route 45) on Watertown Plank Rd., west of Hwy. 45
Half-hour service:

The following Shuttle operates roughly every 30 minutes on the hour and half-hour:

  • Timmerman Field – (Route 39) on Appleton Ave., just south of Silver Spring Dr.

SHUTTLE FARE

Shuttle round trip fare is $3.00 for adults and $1.50 for children (6-11), seniors (65 and older) and persons with disabilities with proper ID. Children under 6 always ride free.

LOCAL SERVICE

Special local service on Route 23 buses will operate between Wisconsin Avenue and the State Fair Transit Center at Gate 4 (see map). Not all Route 23 buses serve State Fair, so fair-goers should look for Route 23 buses with a State Fair destination sign.

Local MCTS Route 56 (Greenfield Ave.), Route 67 (N. 76th St.-S. 84th St.) and Route 76 (N. 60th-S. 70th St.) also stop near State Fair Park entrances.

Regular fares are in effect for Routes 23, 56, 67 and 76 which are $2.25 for adults; and $1.10 for children (6-11), seniors (65 and older) and individuals with disabilities with proper ID.

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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