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Employee Commuter Value Pass (CVP)

Program Description

The Commuter Value Pass is a deeply-discounted annual bus pass for University faculty and staff. The pass allows for unlimited transit use on any route operated by the Milwaukee County Transit System (local routes, freeway flyer routes, festival shuttles, and special Brewers/Bucks routes).


The cost of the pass is split between the employer and the employee. Parking & Transit therefore pays for 50% of the cost of the pass. The employee's cost per month  is currently $33.50. This cost may be paid via pre-tax payroll deduction.


Employees who sign up are charged on a monthly basis until June 30. There are two options to pay, 1. Payroll deduction 2. The Parking & Transit office before the start of the month. Employees may sign up at anytime, but anyone that signs up after the 2nd business day of each month is not eligible to start using the CVP until the following month. 

Late Fees

  • There will be a $10 late fee to anyone that cancels the CVP and signs up within 90 days.
  • Payments must be made prior to the start of the month, failure to do so will result in a $10 fee. The exception to this is payroll deduction. 

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Routes Serving the UWM Campus


There are 6 local bus routes and 3 express bus routes in Milwaukee County that take passengers directly to the University.

Six local routes come directly to campus:

  • Green Line Oakland-Water St.
  • Red Line Capitol Dr.
  • 21 North Avenue*
  • 22 Center Street
  • 30 Sherman-Wisconsin
  • 60 Burleigh Street*

*Note that the 21 and 60 only come to campus during Fall, Winter, & Spring Semesters

To access express freeway flyer routes that come directly to campus, visit the Park & Ride page & choose the route that comes nearest to you.

Wisconsin Coach Lines

During the Fall and Spring semesters, students and staff that present a valid UWM U-PASS or UWM Faculty ID (with a Commuter Value Pass) will be able to ride at no cost to and from the UWM Campus on Waukesha 901, 904*, and 905* routes.

*On some 904 & 905 routes a transfer is needed to complete the trip to or from the UWM campus. Transfers are made on the southwest corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Cass Streets in downtown Milwaukee. Ask your driver for details. This agreement does not extend during the summer and winter breaks.