Metro Transit and the City of Madison have taken an important step forward in addressing overcrowding and lengthy travel times by approving a project development study of an initial Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridor.

In a 2013 transit corridor study, a vision of a four-corridor BRT system was outlined to address the continued pressures put on Metro’s current system by ridership increases, urban growth, and requests for service throughout the region. The City of Madison endorsed the study’s findings and has made BRT part of its long-range transportation plans.

In 2017, the City of Madison and Metro staff performed a comparative analysis of the four corridors and identified an east-west corridor running through the UW Campus and Madison’s Central Business District as a locally-preferred alternative for initial development.

BRT Map

Eugene, Oregon Bus Rapid Transit Example

East-West BRT Corridor Proposal

The City of Madison’s Transportation Department is now preparing a study that explores the possible implementation of Madison’s first BRT corridor connecting the east and west sides of the city. This corridor is expected to cost $60 to $80 million.


Public Information #4

Thursday, September 26, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Madison College - Truax
1701 Wright St.

Join us for a brief presentation and open house to learn more about the draft recommended routes and station locations. In addition to the exhibits previously presented at the August 29th Public Meeting at the Senior Center, new exhibits will be shared illustrating a variety of BRT station types and transit amenities.

Please attend and share your input!


August Public Meeting
At a public meeting held in August, staff presented draft recommended route and stop locations for the proposed East-West corridor. Additional analysis of cost, ridership, and design was also shared.

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