The city of Madison recently received a busload of money to help fund the city’s bus rapid transit (BRT) project.
The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration awarded the city a $110.6 million construction grant to support the city’s planned East-West BRT line.
The system is set to run 15 miles from Junction Road to Sun Prairie, with stops at the UW-Madison campus, Capitol Square, and the East Towne Mall.
Construction of the line began earlier this year with an expected completion date at the end of 2024.
Discussions have been had about the North-South BRT line as well. The line, expected to be completed in 2027, will run from the north side of Madison, through the downtown and UW-Madison area, to the south side of the city, ending in Fitchburg.