Contact: Brendan Conway, MCTS
MILWAUKEE – The Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) will be heading out into the community beginning on Friday, May 1st to continue distribution of the GO Pass to eligible riders. The pass allows all Milwaukee County residents 65 and older unlimited free rides on MCTS buses. The free pass will also be available for residents with disabilities who meet certain requirements*.
GO Pass applications will be processed and the passes will be handed out at 21 senior and community centers throughout the months May and June. To see a complete list of dates, times and locations visit RideMCTS.com.
MCTS will continue to process applications at the MCTS Administration Building (1942 N. 17th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53205) between the hours of 9am and 2pm, Monday thru Friday. The free pass can be used immediately. Users must have the pass to receive the free rides.
Since March 31st, MCTS has processed more than 4,600 passes; the GO Pass has been used for more than 96,000 rides.
Anyone getting the pass at a community location or at MCTS is encouraged to fill out a GO Pass application in advance. Applications can be downloaded and printed out from RideMCTS.com.
Applicants should be prepared for possible long lines and wait times.
There are four ways MCTS will confirm eligibility in the program, only one of the four is required:
-Present a government issued picture ID card that includes age (65 and over) and proves residency in Milwaukee County.
-Present a copy of a Medicare card and a government issued picture ID that proves residency in Milwaukee County.
-Present a doctor’s statement describing the nature of your disability on professional letterhead or prescription form AND present a government issued picture ID card that proves residency in Milwaukee County. You must have your treating physician or a Wisconsin Medical Licensed health care provider complete and sign the second page of the application.
-Present an existing MCTS issued Reduced Fare card and proof of residency in Milwaukee County.
For other questions please visit RideMCTS.com or call (414) 343-1700.
*A full listing of eligibility requirements for persons with disabilities is available on the application.