The first step in the journey toward Milwaukee County Transit System’s (MCTS) new fare collection system is launching with a switch to a new mobile app. Riders can download the Umo App™ and select the Milwaukee metro area to find WisGo and take advantage of Southeastern Wisconsin’s newest way to plan, track, and pay for a ride all in one place.
The new app moves Milwaukee County closer to achieving a better, simpler, and more equitable rider experience come fall, when the modern fare collection system goes live. In addition, WisGo, powered by Umo, will connect MCTS riders to not only its bus services but to other forms of travel across Wisconsin, such as The Hop and Bublr Bikes, as well as all transit systems that use Umo in the future.
Riders can get WisGo when they download the Umo App in the App Store or Google Play and enter in “Milwaukee” as their location. Umo replaces the previous RideMCTS app, which will expire on April 29.
Two fare changes come with the new app. First, riders may purchase a 105-minute fare for $2 or a 24-hour fare for $5. Transfers are automatically included. Second, both fare types are time-based, so the clock begins to countdown the instant you purchase a fare. Riders are being encouraged to purchase fares only when they are ready to travel. Downloading the app will not impact any other modes of payment such as M•CARDs, U-Passes, Commuter Values Passes, or cash.