Madison East-West BRT Planning Study

Join us for BRT Public Meeting #2 on Tuesday, May 14, 6:00-7:30 PM at the Madison Senior Center (330 West Mifflin Street). There will be a presentation and open house focused on route and station location options for the East-West BRT.

Click here to view materials from the Public Kickoff on December 12th

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.

Get Involved!

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

Stay Involved! Click here to submit comments, ask questions or sign up for project updates about Madison BRT.

Survey #2 will open on May 1, 2019! Stay tuned for this short 5-question survey to tell us more about your priorities for roadway space, budgeting, and station design.

Survey #1 closed on February 3, 2019. Thank you to the 2,992 community members who shared their opinion about BRT and public transit in Madison! This survey was offered in both MetroQuest and Survey Monkey formats, in order to provide a printable and screen reader accessible version. Click here and here to view the results summaries.

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.