By Press Release Submitted to Published May 16, 2016 at 11:25 AM

Milwaukee County and MCTS will hold another public meeting this week to get input on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Feasibility Study. The meeting on Wednesday, May 18, will feature an open house format from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Marquette University Campus Alumni Memorial Union.

New information will be available for the public to see, ask questions and give their input. New items include:

  • Updated BRT Route Maps
  • Conceptual Costs for the Route and Stations
  • BRT Ridership Estimates
  • BRT Benefits and Potential Impacts

The BRT Feasibility Study is examining adding BRT service to better connect people to jobs, school, medical appointments and other opportunities within the East-West Corridor between Downtown Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center in Wauwatosa.

The East-West Corridor has long been recognized as the most heavily congested corridor in the Milwaukee area. BRT would strengthen existing transit service and create economic development while also taking cars off the road and easing congestion in neighborhoods.

MCTS currently gives more than 50,000 rides a week to people in the East-West Corridor – that’s 2.6 million rides a year. The proposed BRT service would increase ridership in the corridor while also speeding up travel times for bus riders.

The meeting will be held in the third floor ballroom of the Marquette University Alumni Memorial Union, 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave. Street parking is available or, you can take the GoldLine, BlueLine, Routes 14, 23, 30 or 30X to campus.