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Bus Rapid Transit


The Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) is on the cusp of developing a nine-mile, regional, Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) route to connect major employment, education and recreation destinations through downtown Milwaukee, Marquette University, Milwaukee’s Near West Side, Wauwatosa and the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center.

This first-of-its-kind project in Wisconsin will provide enhanced access to the region’s most vital, most traveled and most congested corridor.

In February 2020, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) published its Fiscal Year 2021 Capital Investment Grant (CIG) Program Annual Report. In it, the East-West BRT was once again recommended for funding in the CIG Program with a Medium Rating and estimated federal allocation of over 73% of the project costs.

Milwaukee County and its partners continue to work with the FTA to address and refine their requirements in receiving a Grant Agreement. Contingent upon the dates in which FTA executes a grant award, MCTS can take advantage of the 2021 construction season, with revenue service by 2022.

Please visit the BRT project website for more information.

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