|Milwaukee, WI – The last of the changes to the MCTS GO Pass Program will go into effect on Monday, June 26th; riders with a valid GO Pass card will pay $1 a day to ride. Also on Monday, the administration of the GO Pass program (i.e. issuing new and replacement GO Pass cards) changes hands from the MCTS Administration Building to the Milwaukee County Aging and Disability Resource Centers (1220 W Vliet St, 3rd floor).
GO Pass holders are encouraged to watch the how-to video at RideMCTS.com or look at the instructions available in the newsletter on the bus to see how to pay the $1 fare.
The change is part of a series of updates to the GO Pass Program that were approved in the 2017 Milwaukee County Budget. These changes will support the viability of the program while also help to increase the sustainability of the transit system that provides 40 million rides a year to people to get to work, school, job training, medical appointments and activities across the county.
All current and future GO Pass holders must meet the following conditions:
• Must be a Milwaukee County resident and,
• Must be over the age of 65 and currently receiving Medicaid or FoodShare benefits; or
• For residents under 65:
- Must be receiving Social Security income through SSI or SSDI, or have a Veterans Disability designation; and
- Must receive Medicaid benefits or FoodShare benefits.
Milwaukee County and MCTS worked with riders and advocates on changes to the program. In the two years since the GO Pass was launched, more than 13.5 million free rides have been given. By the time all the changes are implemented, an estimated 15 million rides will have been given.
Reduced Fare Program
Riders who are not eligible for the program may be eligible for the MCTS Reduced Fare of $1.10 a ride, $11 for a 7-Day Pass or $32 for a 31-Day Pass. The easiest way to use the Reduced Fare program is to get a special Reduced Fare Card. For a limited time, eligible riders can get a FREE Reduced Fare Card by coming to the MCTS Administration Building, 1942 N 17th St, any weekday from 9am – 2pm. Click here to learn more about the Reduced Fare Program.