Metro Transit receives funding for north/south BRT

The city of Madison announced it will apply $670,000 from Federal Transit Administration grants to the development of Metro’s future north/south Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line. The entire cost of the project is $950,000. The funding comes from the Areas of Persistent Poverty Program and will help the north/south BRT line provide high-quality service to low-income families on the north and south sides of Madison by reducing the number of times residents need to transfer, reducing overcrowding on buses and providing more direct access to jobs, school, health care, grocery stores, and other services.

Madison’s BRT system, which will operate more frequently, provide faster service between stops, utilize new high-quality boarding stations, and feature larger buses that hold more passengers, is currently being developed. BRT routes are expected to launch in the summer of 2023 with the implementation of Metro’s complete network redesign. BRT stations and larger buses will start becoming available in 2024.