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What: Madison East-West BRT Planning Study Meeting Three – Draft Recommendations

Please join City of Madison staff and consultants to learn more about the draft recommended routes and station locations for the East-West BRT. Additional analysis of cost, ridership and system design will also be shared. The meeting will begin with a short open house and presentation, followed by time to visit breakout rooms containing detailed information about the east, west, and downtown route segments. City and consultant staff will be available to discuss and answer questions.
When: Thursday, August 29, 6:00-7:30 PM (presentation begins at 6:15)
Where: Madison Senior Center, 330 West Mifflin Street
Accessibility: Let us know how we can make this event work for you!
The City of Madison strongly encourages diverse participation in all meetings. Spanish and American Sign Language interpreters will be present. For other accommodations, please contact David Trowbridge, (608) 267-1148,, at least three business days prior to the meeting.

Please refrain from strong perfumes and flash photography.

For accommodations such as interpreters, or materials in alternate formats, please contact David Trowbridge, (608) 267-1148,, at least three business days prior to the meeting. Please refrain from wearing heavily-scented products, and from using flash photography at this event.

Come to learn and share your perspective! All ages are welcome at this community event.

Project Description
The City of Madison is exploring options for a new east-west bus rapid transit (BRT) line. BRT uses dedicated lanes where feasible, modern stations, larger specialized buses, and other enhancements to provide fast and cost-effective service to jobs, entertainment, and schools. Madison’s BRT will complement existing Madison Metro routes and be our city’s next big step toward a more sustainable local transit system.

The goal of the Madison East-West BRT Planning Study is to develop a plan and initial design for the city’s first BRT route. The city will use this plan to apply for federal funding to complete design and construction. The planning study will conclude in fall 2019, with construction of the east-west BRT route possible in 2024. Among the details to be identified through this study are the start/finish locations, station locations, street routes, and locations for infrastructure such as dedicated bus lanes.

Get Involved!
The City of Madison invites community members to participate in exploring what BRT is and what it could mean for Madison’s public transit system. Madison BRT should reflect the range of community needs, concerns, and priorities. Please share your input to make this project a success!

Project Website and Mailing List
Visit to:

  • Learn more about BRT, its benefits, and how it works.
  • Access a map of the Madison East-West BRT study area.
  • View BRT photos and information about projects in other cities.
  • Sign up for project email updates, including public meetings and events.

Project Contacts
David Trowbridge, City of Madison, project manager, (608) 267-1148,
Marcus Pearson Urban Assets, (608) 819-6566 x 6,