Milwaukee County Supervisor revives call for $1 bus fares

By Steve Schultze of the Journal Sentinel

The idea flopped two years ago when Milwaukee County Supervisor Mark Borkowski floated it, but that didn’t stop him Monday from renewing his suggestion that local bus fare be cut to $1 as a way to boost ridership.

Persistent predictions that the transit system is on the verge of going broke prompted him to dust off his cheap fare idea.

“Why not a little guerilla marketing?” Borkowski asked after a presentation showed the Milwaukee County Transit System facing a $10.2 million projected budget shortfall next year. That could force 14% in service cuts, MCTS reported.

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