New rapid bus service connecting downtown to Wauwatosa hospitals, Medical College to begin running by October 2022

9 Dec 2020 10:01 AM | Ann Smith (Administrator)

A new rapid bus service connecting downtown Milwaukee to the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center in Wauwatosa should be operating by October 2022.

That's according to a report provided Wednesday to the County Board's Transportation, Public Works and Transit Committee.

Construction on the new service, known as the East-West Bus Rapid Transit, is to begin in 2021, said Mike Zabel, a project manager at HNTB Corp., which is overseeing the project for the Milwaukee County Transit System.

The $55 million project is being funded mainly with a $40.9 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration. The remaining funds are coming from Milwaukee County.  Read more

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