Press Releases

Milestone Achievement for East-West BRT Project

December 14, 2020

MILWAUKEE – The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced today the execution of a $40.9 million grant award to Milwaukee County, clearing the way for the East-West Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project to move forward. This Small Starts Grant Agreement (SSGA) is a significant milestone achievement in that it finalizes the federal government’s commitment to cover almost 80 percent of the $55.05 million project.

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December 2020 Progress Report

December 2, 2020

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County and the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) expect significant progress for the East-West Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project during the final weeks of 2020. Milwaukee County anticipates executing a Small Starts Grant Agreement (SSGA) from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in December. The executed SSGA will mark the Federal Government’s official commitment of $40.9 million, covering about 80 percent of the $55.05 million project.

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Federal Government Commits $40.9 Million to Milwaukee County’s BRT Project

June 12, 2020

MILWAUKEE – The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has confirmed its commitment to provide $40.9 million in funding towards the East-West Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line in Milwaukee County – a first-of-its-kind project in Wisconsin.

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Update on Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project

May 28, 2020

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County is tremendously appreciative to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and President Donald Trump for their commitment to fund the East-West Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project.

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East-West Bus Rapid Transit Project Receives Milestone Federal Approval

November 30, 2018

MILWAUKEE – East-West BRT will be the first rapid transit corridor in the region, providing a “central spine” for MCTS and paving the way for future rapid transit corridors.

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MCTS Application for Bus Rapid Transit Funding

September 9, 2017

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County and MCTS submitted an updated grant to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) this week for funding for the East-West Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project. The nine-mile regional BRT will run from Milwaukee’s lakefront to Wauwatosa.

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You are Invited! East-West Bus Rapid Transit Design Kickoff Meetings

June 1, 2017

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele today announced that the County has received approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation to enter into the Project Development (PD) phase of the East-West Bus Rapid Transit Project, a critical next step in the process to modernize our transit system and drive economic activity in all corners of the County.

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Milwaukee County Receives Initial Federal Approval for Bus Rapid Transit

September 23, 2016

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele today announced that the County has received approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation to enter into the Project Development (PD) phase of the East-West Bus Rapid Transit Project, a critical next step in the process to modernize our transit system and drive economic activity in all corners of the County.

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Milwaukee County BRT Project Receives Wide-Ranging Support from Community Leaders, Advocates, Business Groups and Riders

July 11, 2016

MILWAUKEE – From the ACLU to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and dozens of groups and organizations in between, support for the proposed Bus Rapid Transit project in Milwaukee County is diverse and wide-ranging.

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Bus Rapid Transit Public Meetings This Week

April 11, 2016

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County and MCTS will hold two public meetings this week to get input on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Feasibility Study. The study is examining the addition of BRT service to better connect people to jobs, school, medical appointments and other opportunities the East-West Corridor between Downtown Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center in Wauwatosa.

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Milestone Achievement for East-West BRT Project

December 14, 2020

MILWAUKEE – The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced today the execution of a $40.9 million grant award to Milwaukee County, clearing the way for the East-West Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project to move forward. This Small Starts Grant Agreement (SSGA) is a significant milestone achievement in that it finalizes the federal government’s commitment to cover almost 80 percent of the $55.05 million project.

see Press Release

December 2020 Progress Report

December 2, 2020

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County and the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) expect significant progress for the East-West Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project during the final weeks of 2020. Milwaukee County anticipates executing a Small Starts Grant Agreement (SSGA) from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in December. The executed SSGA will mark the Federal Government’s official commitment of $40.9 million, covering about 80 percent of the $55.05 million project.

see Press Release

Federal Government Commits $40.9 Million to Milwaukee County’s BRT Project

June 12, 2020

MILWAUKEE – The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has confirmed its commitment to provide $40.9 million in funding towards the East-West Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line in Milwaukee County – a first-of-its-kind project in Wisconsin.

see Press Release

Update on Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project

May 28, 2020

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County is tremendously appreciative to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and President Donald Trump for their commitment to fund the East-West Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project.

See Press Release

East-West Bus Rapid Transit Project Receives Milestone Federal Approval

November 30, 2018

MILWAUKEE – East-West BRT will be the first rapid transit corridor in the region, providing a “central spine” for MCTS and paving the way for future rapid transit corridors.

See Press Release

MCTS Application for Bus Rapid Transit Funding

September 9, 2017

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County and MCTS submitted an updated grant to the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) this week for funding for the East-West Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Project. The nine-mile regional BRT will run from Milwaukee’s lakefront to Wauwatosa.

See Press Release

You are Invited! East-West Bus Rapid Transit Design Kickoff Meetings

June 1, 2017

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele today announced that the County has received approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation to enter into the Project Development (PD) phase of the East-West Bus Rapid Transit Project, a critical next step in the process to modernize our transit system and drive economic activity in all corners of the County.

See Press Release

Milwaukee County Receives Initial Federal Approval for Bus Rapid Transit

September 23, 2016

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele today announced that the County has received approval from the U.S. Department of Transportation to enter into the Project Development (PD) phase of the East-West Bus Rapid Transit Project, a critical next step in the process to modernize our transit system and drive economic activity in all corners of the County.

See Press Release

Milwaukee County BRT Project Receives Wide-Ranging Support from Community Leaders, Advocates, Business Groups and Riders

July 11, 2016

MILWAUKEE – From the ACLU to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and dozens of groups and organizations in between, support for the proposed Bus Rapid Transit project in Milwaukee County is diverse and wide-ranging.

See Press Release

Bus Rapid Transit Public Meetings This Week

April 11, 2016

MILWAUKEE – Milwaukee County and MCTS will hold two public meetings this week to get input on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Feasibility Study. The study is examining the addition of BRT service to better connect people to jobs, school, medical appointments and other opportunities the East-West Corridor between Downtown Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center in Wauwatosa.

See Press Release

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