Madison: Planning for the North/South line
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~ The City of Madison is inviting community members to attend a public meeting to learn more about the proposed second Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line. The BRT line will run from the city's north side, through the downtown area, to the south side neighborhoods, and ending in Fitchburg.

The City of Madison is building a BRT system as part of an effort to provide better access to jobs, reduce travel times, and improve transit equity throughout the region. The BRT system will start with an east-west line, Metro Rapid Route A, from Junction Rd. to East Towne through the downtown and campus area. A second BRT line is proposed to run north-south, or Metro Rapid Route B.

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The proposed features of the North-South BRT line include thirty-three stations with raised platforms, shelters, seating and bus arrival information; buses arriving every 15 minutes throughout the day; and battery electric larger buses with more seating capacity.

City staff are hoping for input from the community on station locations, routing on the far north and far south end of the proposed route, use of 'bus only' lanes and any related walking, biking or roadway improvements.

In-person meetings will be held on November 1 at Urban League at 2222 S. Park St., November 2 at Warner Park Community Center at 1625 Northport Dr., and November 9 at MainStay Suites at 5421 Caddis Bend. There will also be a virtual meeting via Zoom on November 8 that can be accessed by registering online at

To stay up-to-date on the BRT project sign up for email and text alerts at

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