The Madison BRT project is an opportunity to provide neighborhoods with a faster, more reliable transit connection to key destinations, enhance walking conditions and the streetscape along Madison, and identify an alternate bike facility to be built as part of the project.
We are seeking input on:
- BRT design options, routing, terminals, and station locations
- Priorities for transit service and capital investments
- Design concepts for a Central Area protected bike lane
Please tell us what you think via an online survey, available through May 24:
You may also email the project team at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Seattle Transit Master Plan (2012) identifies Madison Street between Colman Dock Ferry Terminal in downtown Seattle and 23rd Avenue E as a future high-capacity transit bus rapid transit (BRT) corridor. The proposed transit investment is based on an evaluation of the Madison Street Corridor’s potential to generate ridership, supported by its land use and demographic characteristics, and a screening of potential transit modes, considering factors, such as passenger carrying capacity and constructability. SDOT and King County Metro are working closely to coordinate planning for the project.
Madison Street BRT service will be fast, reliable and frequent. It will serve densely developed neighborhoods in First Hill, the Central Area, and downtown Seattle, connecting dozens of bus routes, the First Hill Streetcar, and ferry service at the Colman Dock Ferry Terminal.
Madison Street BRT will use new state-of-the-art electric trolley buses (ETBs) that produce zero emissions and are extremely quiet. Surface rail transit is not an option for this corridor due to the steep east-west street grades.
Questions and comments can be directed to Maria Koengeter, Transit Strategic Advisor, at MadisonBRT@seattle.gov or (206) 733-9865.