• BHC and MICAH announce launching of new bus routes to suburbs

    August 22, 2014
    Patricia McManus, Ph.D, R.N. President and CEO Wisconsin Black Health Coalition

    Patricia McManus, Ph.D, R.N.
    President and CEO Wisconsin Black Health Coalition

    On Friday, August 15, 2014, MICAH and the Black Health Coalition of Wisconsin held a joint press conference and bus tour event to announce the launching of projected new bus routes to suburban communities.
    The event highlighted the significant achieving by the groups in reaching a settlement with state and federal transportation officials and agencies, of their Zoo Interchange lawsuit, which was brought on their behalf by the ACLU of Wisconsin and Midwest Environmental Services.
    Over the next four years, $13.5 million will enable three new bus routes to transport workers and potential job seekers from the City of Milwaukee to suburban job opportunities.
    At the conclusion of the press conference attendees were invited to board MCTS buses to experience rides on the new Rt. 6 to Menomonee Falls and Route 279 to New Berlin industrial park.
    The rides acquainted elected officials and job seekers with the route and employment and other resources along the route. The two routes will begin to function on Sunday, August 24, 2014. The route to New Berlin will launch in January 2015.

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