bicyclists pedestriansThe City of Madison/Metro Transit endeavors to begin planning, project development, design, and eventual construction of the North-South bus rapid transit (BRT) line.

The North-South BRT line was generally described in the 2013 Madison Transit Corridor Study as beginning in Fitchburg near the intersection of Fish Hatchery/McKee Road in Fitchburg, traveling north through the isthmus and terminating in north Madison near the Sherman Ave/Northport Drive intersection.

Metro’s more recent Transit Network Redesign updated this alignment as Route B, the service pattern for which will be implemented in June 2023. Other than potential minor adjustments, this route should be assumed for the project.

Services associated with this RFQ encompass activities needed to enter Federal Transit Administration’s Capital Improvement Grant (CIG) program under the Small Starts category.

The City seeks to take advantage of the CIG funding incorporated in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Services will include:

  • Corridor Planning and Locally Preferred Alternative document
  • Entering Project Development
  • Small Starts (CIG) application
  • Environmental Documentation (NEPA)
  • Preliminary and Final Design
  • Right of Way Plat, legal documents
  • Final Bid Package
  • Support Services During Construction
  • Investigations and Analyses needed to support the above activities.

The City will provide a full-time Project Manager for the effort. The City will also enlist a public involvement/engagement consultant under a separate contract.

The selected BRT consultant will provide support services for public engagement, such as exhibits and meeting attendance, but will not lead the Public Involvement effort.

This project will be partially funded with Federal (FTA) funding and has a DBE goal of 15%.

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