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MCTS Next: A Redesign of Milwaukee County's Transit System in the Works

In the next few years, riders can expect big changes to the county's bus system. The Milwaukee County Transit System is conducting the first comprehensive evaluation of its services in at least 40 years.


Milwaukee Regional Medical Center reaches agreement with county to purchase land

Milwaukee County and four of the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center member organizations have reached initial agreements for the members to purchase the county land they lease on the Wauwatosa campus.


New partnership giving local artists chance to show off their work at bus shelters

Milwaukee already has world-class sculptures lining Wisconsin Avenue, now local bus shelters are turning into works of art. A painting by artist CK Ledesma is now displayed at a shelter at Humboldt and North. A partnership between Milwaukee County Transit System and a group called Bus Art MKE have collaborated to give more local artists a chance to show off their work.


China Lights returning to Boerner Botanical Gardens in 2018

If you didn't get a chance to go last year fear not, the popular Chinese Lantern Festival is coming back to Milwaukee in the fall. On Friday Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced that the Milwaukee County Parks and Festival Pro LLC have agreed to bring back the China Lights.


Spare change for change: Airport may adopt program to fight homelessness

The loose change in your pocket when you go through security at Mitchell International Airport could soon be used to help fight homelessness in Milwaukee County. Under a proposal that's already passed out of committee and headed for the full county board, travelers would be able to drop their loose change into designated collection bins outside of each of the airport's terminals.


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Recent Press Releases

How Would You Balance It? County Seeks to Preserve Service Priorities, Asks Public for Input


Milwaukee County is again asking everyone in the county to use an online tool to see how they’d balance the budget and share their priorities, County Executive Chris Abele announced today.


Make Change With Spare Change


Travelers using Milwaukee's Mitchell Airport can take the spare change out of their pockets and put it to work fighting homelessness, thanks to four new donation boxes installed this week, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced today.


Staying Cool and Safe: Milwaukee County Resources for Beating the Heat


As the heat index is expected to climb in Milwaukee County headed into this weekend, several County departments are working to ensure residents, visitors and employees are staying safe. The County provides a number of resources to help ensure vulnerable populations and those spending time outdoors stay cool and hydrated during intense heat.



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