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No More Free Rides on the Milwaukee County Transit System

Dealing with a tightening budget, the Milwaukee County Transit System will eliminate free rides under the Go Pass program, which offered free transit passes for qualifying riders.
May 4, 2017, 8am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Big changes are coming to the Milwaukee County Transit System on June 26th," reports Jeramey Jannen. "The controversial GO Pass program that provides a free bus pass to senior citizens and the disabled will no longer be free. The program, which has cost millions more than expected, has provided over 13.5 million rides to-date."

The changes in June are expected to save the Milwaukee County Transit System about $1.1 million this year, starting with its 2017 budget. The system's budget has decreased $2 million since last year, and almost $5 million since 2015. Some riders who qualified for the GO Pass will still be able to access reduced-cost passes, as Jannen details in the article.

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Published on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 in Urban Milwaukee
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