City of Madison, Wisconsin | Legislative Information Center
Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: 63184    Version: 1 Name: Adopting the recommendations for the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) east-west corridor described in the report entitled “Revised Locally Preferred Alternative”.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/23/2020 In control: BOARD OF PUBLIC WORKS
On agenda: 12/1/2020 Final action: 1/5/2021
Enactment date: 1/11/2021 Enactment #: RES-21-00033
Title: Adopting the recommendations for the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) east-west corridor described in the report entitled “Revised Locally Preferred Alternative”.
Sponsors: Satya V. Rhodes-Conway, Grant Foster, Keith Furman
Attachments: 1. 2020-10-30 Running Way Report.pdf, 2. 2020-11-24 LPAMemo2.pdf, 3. 2020-12-22 LPAMemo3.pdf, 4. 2021_01_04_BRT_LPA_revision.pdf, 5. Signature Copy
Fiscal Note
The 2021 Capital Budget includes $150.2 million for planning, design, and construction costs to implement the first phase of Bus Rapid Transit. Additionally, $7.0 million was appropriated in 2020 for the project. The proposed resolution adopts revisions to the Locally-Preferred Alternative, which defines characteristics of the project. No additional appropriation is required.
Title
Adopting the recommendations for the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) east-west corridor described in the report entitled “Revised Locally Preferred Alternative”.
Body
WHEREAS, in early 2020, the City identified its Locally-Preferred Alternative as part of its request of the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to enter the project development phase, eventually leading to submittal for evaluation into the Small Starts program; and,

WHEREAS, in August 2020, the FTA approved the LPA for entry into the federal project development program; and,

WHEREAS, as part of the continuing engineering and evaluation of the LPA in project development, several refinements have been proposed by the staff team - including changes to some station locations, types of running way, and end points; and,

WHEREAS, modifications to the running way on East Washington Avenue, Whitney Way and Mineral Point Road corridors are being proposed, such as the creation of bus-only lanes along the center of the roadway, as opposed to the curb side of the street - and locating the stations along those corridors in the median of the streets as opposed to the terraces; and,

WHEREAS, there are a number of advantages to center-running bus lanes and median stations, including the preservation of on-street parking during most of the day in locations where it is needed, allowing for better bicycle accommodations in all of the corridors, fostering an improved pedestrian environment and reduced cost due to having fewer stations; and,

WHEREAS, the City needs to identify its revised Locally-Preferred Alternative and request...

Click here for full text