In cooperation with the Milwaukee County Transit System, the University developed the UPASS transit program to serve both commuting students and students living on or near campus. There are 6 local bus routes and 3 express bus routes in Milwaukee County that take passengers directly to the University.
What is a UPASS or M-Card?
The M-Card or UPASS is a new card device that is scanned in order to gain access to any MCTS bus at no charge. (Must show current student ID with UPASS)
Get your UPASS or M-Card
Eligible students may collect a UPASS at the Parking & Transit Office during regular office hours. (See eligibility requirements below)
Lose your UPASS?
If a student loses the UPASS issued to them, there is a $45 replacement fee, and the department can only issue one replacement UPASS/M-Card to each student. Any student that loses their replacement M-Card will not be eligible for another one.
To be eligible, you must be a student taking at least one class for credit on the Kenwood campus (not online). The cost of the M-Card is included in your tuition as part of the student segregated fees.
The UPASS or M-Card is accepted as full fare on every MCTS-operated bus route, whether it's a local, freeway flyer, or special route. Your M-Card must be presented with a valid student ID in order to ride the bus.
Six local routes come directly to campus:
GREEN Line Oakland-Water St.
RED Line Capitol Dr.
21 North Avenue*
22 Center Street
60 Burleigh Street*
*Note that the 21 and 60 only come to campus during Fall, Winter, & Spring semesters
To access express freeway flyer routes to campus, visit the Park & Ride page.
Wheelchair-accessible buses are available. For detailed Milwaukee County Bus timetable information visit MCTS on the web at www.ridemcts.com or call the MCTS BusLine at 414-344-6711.
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