New Routes New Moves ~ Transit and Jobs Go Together
Media Campaign by BHCW & MICAH in conjunction with MCTS
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Individuals across Milwaukee County have relied on the Milwaukee County Transit System as their main source of transportation. With construction taking place all across the county, driving has become a serious headache for some. The four-year reconstruction project of the Zoo Interchange has left many drivers in a commuter’s obstacle course as they figure out the best way to avoid traffic hassles.
These new routes will connect individuals to jobs and those who enjoy shopping to nearby malls. Routes 6 and 279 were made possible because of a settlement agreement between representatives from the Milwaukee Inner-City Congregation Allied for Hope and Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin with the State of Wisconsin Department of Transportation. The new routes are as follows:
"Focusing on the Highest Quality of Life for African Americans"
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Route 6 - (New Berlin Industrial Park Express) travels from Port Washington Road & Capitol Drive along Capitol Drive, 108th Street, Bluemound Road, and Moorland Road to New Berlin. This route began August 24, 2014. This route provides services daily with convenient hours for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts employees.
Route 279 - (Menomonee Falls Industrial Park Express) primarily travels along Fond Du Lac Avenue from 35th Street to the Park Place business park and then on to the Menomonee Falls business park. This route began August 24, 2014 and provides services Monday through Friday with convenient hours for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts.
Route 61 - (Germantown Industrial Park) travels from 35th & Capitol Drive going west on Capitol, on to Keefe Ave, then to Appleton, west on Silver Spring (passing the Walmart), briefly on Interstate 45 and then loops back on Appleton Ave. in Menomonee Falls, goes the distance of the various retail stores and restaurants on Appleton Ave., to the major retail area that includes Target, JC Penny, Aldi's, and Walmart. This route ends in the Germantown Industrial Park.