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County committee rejects bus system management proposal

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A committee of Milwaukee County supervisors rejected a proposal on Thursday, February 20th to have MV Transportation Inc., take over management of the county’s bus system. MV Transportation is based in Dallas, Texas.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele issued the following statement after the vote:

The decision today upholds the status quo and costs taxpayers millions and millions of dollars. Our transit system has been on life-support for years, this contract would have allowed us to put more money into bus service and remake a broken system. The County Board’s decision lacks factual support or legal reasoning and it should concern every resident of Milwaukee County who wants their government to save money and run more efficiently.

Abele has directed the Department of Transportation to explore every avenue on how to best move forward.

Monitor FOX6 News and for updates on this developing story.


  • greg

    How could it run more efficently or cheaper when all of the managers/supervisors above the people driving and fixing the busses keep their jobs? Its cheaper to keep all of management, pay a company enough money to run the show while making a profit, and have better service? It doesn’t make sense. It shows two things: Management of the bus system is inept, and the only way for it to work is to cut the number of workers doing the work, cut repairs, and cut the wages/benefits.

  • Kitty Wuerl

    What would people from Texas know about Milwaukee,where places are located,etc. From what I was told, Texas has the worst bus service in the entire country. Here in the bitterly cold Wisconsin winters, it is too long of a wait between buses. Most buses are standing room only, no matter what time of day/ night you are riding. Maybe the residents of Texas don’t mind waiting what seems like an eternity at their bus stops, but then again, in Texas, their weather is much warmer down there than it is up here. Keep our Milwaukee County Transit bus service the way it is now, run by people from Milwaukee and not from out of state.

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