Ozaukee County Express

Ozaukee County is continuing discussions about keeping the Ozaukee County Express Bus (MCTS 143) service after 12/31/2022. The Public Hearing presentation can be found here.

Update 9/26/2022: Ozaukee County is planning to continue limited Ozaukee County Express service in 2023, pending successful procurement of a new vendor. Riders will be notified in November 2022 of expected changes to service. 

Be a Clever Commuter. Take Route 143 Downtown.

The Ozaukee County Express (Route 143) offers seven morning departures from Ozaukee County and seven afternoon returns from downtown Milwaukee. This convenient two-way bus service is the clever way to commute. This service is funded by Ozaukee County and is operated through a contract with the Milwaukee County Transit System. 

With record gas prices and freeway construction, the bus is an affordable, convenient, safe option for your commute.

Riders enjoy:

  • A reliable alternative to high commuting and parking costs
  • A stress-free ride with time to read and relax
  • A safe commute during winter weather
  • A reduction in their carbon footprint

Route Schedule & Map

Route 143 follows I-43 between Saukville and Milwaukee. Ozaukee County has free parking at three park-ride lots located at the Saukville Wal-Mart, the Grafton Commons, and County Highway C (Pioneer Road) near Cedarburg. Approximately 15 stops are located in Downtown Milwaukee along Kilbourn St. and Wisconsin Ave.

MCTS Online Schedule

Route Map and Schedule pdf

Call For Information: 414-344-6711


CLEVER COMMUTERS DON’T GET CAUGHT IN CONSTRUCTION: With lane closures, construction barrels and work crews, the Ozaukee County Express provides a safe, relaxing commute during the ongoing I-43 construction project.
CLEVER COMMUTERS CHOOSE CLEAN, COMFORTABLE, CAREFREE RIDES: With heavy traffic and high gas and parking costs the Ozaukee County Express is a convenient, practical and cost-saving alternative to driving.
CLEVER COMMUTERS COUNT ON 143 DURING COLD WEATHER: When snow and ice make driving conditions difficult the Ozaukee County Express offers a safe, reliable and stress-free alternative to driving.