Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)

bus in BRT lane pulling into station

Metro Rapid Lines

The City of Madison is building a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system as part of an effort to provide better access to jobs, reduce travel times, and improve transit equity throughout the region.

Upcoming Public Meetings

Madison's first BRT line running east-west is under construction and expected to go online later in 2024!

What is BRT?  Why does Madison need BRT?

East-West BRT
Metro Rapid Route A

Coming in 2024!

Metro's first BRT line is currently under construction!

Madison’s first Metro Rapid Route A will run east-west from Junction Rd. to East Towne through the downtown and campus area.

Construction of dedicated bus lanes, passenger stations, and implementation of larger all-electric articulated buses will last into next year.

The system is expected to go officially online at the end of 2024.

Learn More About East-West BRT

North-South BRT
Metro Rapid Route B

Expected in 2028

Metro Rapid Route B is expected to run north-south from the north side of Madison, through the downtown and UW campus area, to the south side of Madison and end in Fitchburg.

Learn more about North-South BRT

Stay Informed on Madison's BRT Project

For new meeting updates and the latest information on Madison's Bus Rapid Transit System:

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Bus Rapid Transit and the Network Redesign are part of MetroForward, Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway's plan to make a major investment in transit to speed up workforce transportation, reduce congestion, and build the transportation backbone of a vibrant regional economy.