Title

MILWAUKEE'S TRANSIT SYSTEM: A WAY OF LIFE

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1991

Subject Area

infrastructure - vehicle, mode - mass transit

Keywords

Transit vehicle operations, Transit operators, Transit operations, Transit operating agencies, Transit lines, Transit, Public transit lines, Public transit, Public sector, Milwaukee (Wisconsin), Mass transit lines, Mass transit, Local transit, Innovation, Governments

Abstract

The Milwaukee County Transit system (MCTS) created in 1975 which operates 560 buses over 65 routes, is described. Under public ownership, the transit system provieds safe, reliable and affordable transit sevices. The operating policies of the system are established by the county executive and the board of supervisiors of Milwakee County. The implementation of the policies as well as the day-to-day operation of the system is the charge of Milwaukee Transport Services, Incorporated. MTS is a private, nonprofit transit management corporation, and the transit system's 1,500 employees, are employees of MTS. The advantages of this organizational structuure are noted. The high standards of the transit systems operations, and its national recognition in winning awards are also noted. Its many operating innovations are pointed out.