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Madison’s East-West Bus Rapid Transit is a roughly $190 million project (with buses) that will span from Junction Road and Mineral Point Road, through downtown, and out to Sun Prairie.  The project includes constructing running way (bus lanes), constructing 32 station pairs, as well as traditional civil work. 

The City of Madison will be advertising for bid several Bus Rapid Transit projects in the coming months.

Bidding documents will be available on BidExpress.

Bid Package

Scope $

Anticipated Advertise Date

Anticipated Bid Date

Link to Preliminary Plans

Early Works

Up to $4 million

September 1, 2022

Sept 15, 2022

Legistar 72761 90% plans

Main Bid Package

$50 to $60 million

October 13, 2022

November 10, 2022

Legistar 73148 90% plans

Mineral Point Widened Sidewalk

Up to $5 million

June, 2023

August, 2023


These contracts are federally funded.  They will have a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) requirement, Buy America requirements, and other federal reporting requirements.

Information Meeting

A general information meeting (on zoom) for contractors is scheduled for 1 pm central, September 13, 2022.  Participate in the meeting at the link below:

Attend BRT Meeting


All submitting prime contractors must be prequalified in either Category B - 310 Street Construction, or Category B - 425 General Building Construction over $1,500,000, at the time of the bid date.  Becoming prequalified can take several weeks or more.  Contractors are encouraged to begin the prequalification process early.  Information regarding prequalification can be found at this link.  An Affirmative Action Plan is part of the prequalification process and must be approved prior to bid submittal.