Suspended Freeway Flyers Will Return In August: MCTS

5 Aug 2021 11:19 AM | WIPTA Admin (Administrator)

Routes 40, 43, 44, 46, 48, 49, 79 and 143 will resume service with adjusted schedules Aug. 30, the Milwaukee County Transit System said. (Courtesy of Milwaukee County Transit System)

MILWAUKEE, WI — The Milwaukee County Transit System announced Monday that its Freeway Flyer routes would return Aug. 30 with adjusted schedules.

Routes 40, 43, 44, 46, 48, 49, 79 and 143 were suspended in March 2020 when demand dropped because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the transit system said in a statement.

Freeway Flyers will make fewer trips because demand isn't as high as it was pre-pandemic, the transit system said. The routes will return as businesses start to reopen in downtown Milwaukee, it added.

Commuters were encouraged to check current online bus schedules, the transit system said.

Federal regulations still require that passengers wear masks while riding public transportation regardless of their vaccination status, the transit system said. The Transportation Security Administration requirement supersedes any local or state mask policies, it added.

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