Madison East-West BRT Planning Study



Help us define the future of public transit in Madison!

The City of Madison is exploring options for a new East-West Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line to make our city’s transit system work faster and smarter. BRT uses dedicated lanes where feasible and modern stations 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 sustainable local transit system.

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We want to hear from  you. There are many opportunities for you to get involved:


  • Public Meetings
  • Community Events and Outreach
  • Email Updates
  • Online Surveys

BRT in Madison

  • BRT Service: BRT will run approximately every 15 minutes, stopping less frequently than regular buses and running most of the day, including higher frequencies on the weekends.
  • BRT Features: There will be dedicated lanes for over half of the route, intersections with Traffic Signal Priority, larger (articulated buses) that will be specially branded, and high-quality stations.

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BRT Flyer (English)

Why BRT?

Cities around the country are launching BRT systems to improve transit reliability, shorten travel times, reduce congestion, and support economic development.

+ BRT Only Lanes: separate or preferential lanes allow BRT to stay on schedule and move more efficiently through mixed traffic environments.

+ Traffic Signal Priority: BRT buses can signal a green light at an upcoming intersection to stay on schedule and reduce travel time.

+ Moving More Riders: BRT buses carry more passengers, and operate more times per hour, for more hours per day.

+ Enhanced Transit Stations: BRT stations include real-time information, covered seating, bicycle access and enhanced pedestrian crossings.

+ Support Existing Transit: BRT routes will complement other Madison Metro transit services with faster and more efficient connections.