About the Study
Milwaukee County and the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission are beginning a transit study along and near 27th Street to enhance transit service, increase frequency, add amenities, and potentially expand the existing Milwaukee County Transit Service (MCTS) PurpleLine service area. Both rail and bus services will be evaluated. These transit improvements are expected to increase transit ridership along the corridor and will serve those residents and businesses along the preferred alternative.
Existing MCTS PurpleLine Bus Service
More than 118,000 people live within one-half mile of the PurpleLine, which provides essential transit trips to the following destinations:
An enhanced North-South transit service will expand connectivity in Milwaukee County and build upon the recent approval of Federal investment in the Milwaukee East-West Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor to provide faster transit service with modern amenities for riders throughout the County.
Return on Investment
Every $1 invested in public transit generates $4 in economic returns.*
Every $1 billion invested in public transit supports and creates more than 50,000 jobs.*
12 community resource centers
(includes community service centers, senior centers, social security offices, food pantries, and youth centers)
31 grocery stores and
5 big box discount stores
63 K-12 schools
4 major medical facilities
49,233 jobs and 2 job centers