Summerfest is the World’s Largest Musical Festival and is conveniently located on Milwaukee’s lakeshore. This is also a week of additional police enforcement specifically looking for drunk drivers. The best way to avoid a Wisconsin DUI is to avoid drinking or to designate a sober driver. Who better to be your designated sober driver than a local bus driver? Summerfest 2013 shuttles are available beginning June 26 through June 30 and July 2 through July 7.
The Freeway Flyer Service in Milwaukee County transports people to and from the Park & Rides located at College Avenue, Ryan Road, Whitnall/Hales Corners, State Fair Park, Watertown Plank, Southridge, Holt, Loomis, Green Bay Road, and Brown Deer East. Park your car for free and take a round-trip bus directly to the Summerfest gates for $6.50. The buses arrive every half-hour from 11:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and every 15 minutes from 5:00 p.m. until 12:30 a.m.
The buses in downtown Milwaukee run every 7-10 minutes along Wisconsin Avenue stopping at every bus stop with the Summerfest smile logo. The fare is $3 for adults.
Shuttles run FREE on the Eastside. The buses stop at bars located on North and Brady. Round-trips are available.
The following counties offer bus transit from certain locations as well:
- Waukesha County: Shuttles are round-trip for the price of $10 at the Park & Rides located at Nagawaukee (Delafield), Meadowbrook (I-94 & Hwy. G), and Georke’s Corners (I-94 & Barker Road). The shuttles travel from 11 a.m. with the last bus leaving at 12:15 a.m.
- Ozaukee County: The first bus leaves at 11:30 a.m. from the Saukville Wal-Mart and will also pick-up at the Target/Home Depot in Grafton, running until 12:30 a.m. The buses arrive every half hour throughout the day and every fifteen minutes between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Fare is $6.50 for adults.
- Washington County: For $12, park your car and hop on a shuttle at the following locations: Washington County Fair Park (beginning at 11 a.m.), Richfield Park & Ride (beginning at 11:30 a.m.), and Life Church Parking Lot-Germantown (beginning at 11:30 a.m.). Return Service runs from 4:00 p.m. until 12:30 a.m.
- Walworth/Jefferson/Dodge Counties: Hodge Williams Companies offer roundtrip services from specific locations in Whitewater, Jefferson, Johnson Creek, Beaver Dam, Oconomowoc, and Delafield. Home pick-up is available in Watertown only. Round trip fare is $25.00 per passenger.
Please remember that fares must be presented at time of pick-up and each service only takes exact fare; no change will be given back, however the price of a Wisconsin DUI will be financially steeper and a burden to your social and professional life. If you have made the unfortunate decision to drink and drive and were charged with a Wisconsin DUI, contact OWI Lawyer Milwaukee Nathan J. Dineen. He practices 100% DUI and Criminal defense in Wisconsin. Call him at 877-384-6800 for a Free Case Review.