Madison East-West Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Planning Study Kickoff

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 - 4:08pm

What:    Madison East-West BRT Planning Study – Public Kickoff Open House

When:   Wednesday, December 12, 6:00-8:00 PM (presentation at 6:30)
Where:  Madison Central Library, Room 302
Why:     Join us to learn more about bus rapid transit and the goals of the Madison East-West BRT Planning Study.
             Share your perspective as we discuss community goals, concerns and priorities related to the future
             east-west BRT and public transportation in Madison.

 
Everyone is welcome at this community event – including kids!
 
Project Description
The City of Madison is exploring options for a new east-west bus rapid transit (BRT) line to make our city’s transit system work faster and smarter. BRT uses dedicated lanes where feasible, modern stations, larger specialized buses, and other enhancements to provide fast and cost-effective service to jobs, entertainment, and schools. Madison’s BRT will complement existing Madison Metro routes and be our city’s next big step toward a more sustainable local transit system.

The goal of the Madison East-West BRT Planning Study is to develop a plan and initial design for the east-west BRT route. After a plan has been developed, the city will apply for federal funding to finish design and construct the route. The planning study is anticipated to conclude in fall 2019, with construction of the east-west BRT route possible in 2024. Among the details to be identified through this study are the start/finish locations, station locations, street routes, and where infrastructure such as dedicated bus lanes will be located.

Get Involved!
The City of Madison invites community members to participate in exploring what BRT is and what it could mean for Madison’s public transit system. The kickoff meeting is the first step in a broad public engagement process designed to ensure that Madison BRT reflects a range of community needs, concerns and priorities. Please share your input to make this project a success! If you are unable to attend the meeting, feel free to participate in this survey.

Project Website and Mailing List
Visit http://www.madisonbrt.com/ to:
 Access a map of the Madison East-West BRT study area
 View BRT photos and information about projects in other cities
 Sign up for project updates, including public meetings and events
 Sign up to be notified when the online survey is released on December 5th

Project Contacts
David Trowbridge, City of Madison, (608) 267-1148, dtrowbridge@cityofmadison.com
Zia Brucaya, Urban Assets, (608) 819-6566 x3, zia@urbanassetsconsulting.com

Contacts

  • David Trowbridge, City of Madison608-267-1148
  • Zia Brucaya, Urban Assets608-819-6566 x3
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