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.


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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.

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