By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Nov 15, 2016 at 8:55 AM

To celebrate the second anniversary of its M•Card travel fare card, Milwaukee County Transit System says it's announcing "the most exciting giveaway ever" at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 16.

The announcement will be made via a Facebook live on the MCTS Facebook page. In order to convince the media to look in, the system sent out these Wonka Bar-like packets.

I opened one and although I didn't find a golden ticket that would get me a tour of MCTS facilities and potentially result in my becoming the maven of Milwaukee transit, I did get a nice, weighty Hershey bar.

If you want to get in on the giveaway, watch the Facebook live tomorrow at noon for details.

In the meantime, MCTS introduced the M•Card in 2014 and the cards now facilitate 1.5 million rides each month. So far, the electronic smartcards have been used for 25 million rides on Milwaukee County buses.

The cards are available online and via 100 locations throughout the county.

Incidentally, the wrapper on the bars boasts, "In your wildest dreams you can not imagine the marvelous SURPRISES that await you when you Ride MCTS!"

Surely, they meant this awesome driver ...

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.