Last MCTS buses to pull out of downtown transit center this weekend

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MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) buses will pull out of the Downtown Transit Center (DTC) for the final time this weekend.

The Transit Center property was sold by Milwaukee County to developer Rick Barrett who is redeveloping the land into the Couture project. The Couture is planned as a 44-story high-rise building. The project will include access to the proposed MCTS Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line and the City of Milwaukee Street Car.

Buses that serve the DTC will run their normal schedules on Saturday, August 27th. The Route 12 will be the last bus to ever leave the DTC in service when it pulls-out early Sunday morning (12:35 a.m.).

All routes that served the DTC will being new routing on Sunday, August 28th. The new routing will allow riders improved access to the Milwaukee Intermodal Station via Route 12, and a direct route to grocery stores, restaurants and the Lakefront for people living on the west side via Route 33. The new routing also clears up some bus congestion along Wisconsin Avenue. CLICK HERE for more information on the changing routes.

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