April Gift to the Community

Public transportation in four counties will be free for an entire day via the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s April Gift to the Community. Transit systems throughout Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington and Ozaukee counties will offer rides at no cost on Tuesday, April 28, during their respective operating hours.


April 28, 2015


During all operating hours for a given system

Participating systems:

Milwaukee County Transit System


  • All system buses and Freeway Fliers
  • Route 143 Ozaukee County Express
  • 414-344-6711
  • www.RideMCTS.com 

Milwaukee Transport Services, Inc. is a quasi-governmental instrumentality of Milwaukee County responsible for the management and operation of the Milwaukee County Transit System. MCTS is a vital service to the community, connecting 45 million riders each year with jobs, schools, shopping, healthcare and recreation in Milwaukee County.

Waukesha Metro Transit and Waukesha County Transit


The City of Waukesha provides Waukesha Metro Transit, which operates 11 routes and paratransit service in the city of Waukesha and surrounding communities, including the Bluemound Road corridor in the city and town of Brookfield.

Waukesha County Transit consists of seven routes, five of which are commuter routes serving many communities throughout Waukesha County with weekday service to downtown Milwaukee. Some routes also serve the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee campus. Local service is available along Bluemound Road in Brookfield. The system includes paratransit service as well.

Washington County Commuter Express


The WCCE provides weekday commuter service on a deluxe motor coach from three park and rides (West Bend, Richfield and Germantown) in Washington County to Wisconsin Avenue in downtown Milwaukee, Schlitz Park, Milwaukee Regional Medical Center, VA Medical Center, Marquette University, Milwaukee County Research Park, and Summit Place (West Allis). There are several weekday pick-up and drop off times available to choose from, all with on board restroom and free Wi-Fi.

Washington County Shared Ride Taxi


The Washington County Shared Ride Taxi Service provides public and specialized shared ride services throughout Washington County. Specialized service is available for disabled and elderly individuals who require door-to-door assistance from the shared ride operator. Most rides are scheduled by advance reservation. A minimum of one day advance notice is suggested for any ride. Every attempt for same-day ride requests will try to be accommodated but may not be guaranteed.

West Bend Taxi Service


West Bend Taxi Service provides a shared ride taxi service within the city of West Bend.

Hartford City Taxi


The Hartford City Taxi is a curbside shared ride taxi service open to the public. Demand response service or advance reservations are available.