The Milwaukee County East/West Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Study needs to hear from you!

Thanks to Kerry Thomas for sharing this action alert! Transit is vital to the independence and mobility of people with disabilities, older adults, and many other community members. Check out the Action Alert and please take action down to support Bus Rapid Transit – and plan to attend the public meeting on May 18th (details below)!

Barbara Beckert, Milwaukee Office Director: DISABILITY RIGHTS WISCONSIN
6737 W. Washington St., Suite 3230 Milwaukee, WI 53214
414–773–4646 Ext 15 Voice
414–773–4647 Fax

Your action is needed: The Milwaukee County East/West Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) Study needs to hear from you!

Your comments to project planners and elected officials will:

1. Help shape the initial BRT recommendation so it meets the needs of our community. Let them know your ideas.

2. Show your support for advancing the East-West BRT, high quality mobility that would provide quick, frequent, easy, and safe access to the region’s top jobs, healthcare, cultural, entertainment and shopping areas.

See below and visit the web site here to learn more about BRT and see how it would operate. VERY EXCITING!

Send your comments to: East/West BRT Project team:

Copy your message to your elected representatives:

  • Milwaukee Common Council: Find your Alderperson here
  • Milwaukee County Board: find your supervisor here:
  • Wauwatosa Common Council: here. To find out who your alder is call 414–479–8900
  • Be sure to include your name and address.

And, Save the date for the final Public Information Meeting on May 18 from 5–7,
You will learn about the initial recommendation and are invited to add your ideas for creating the final recommendation. (Location to be announced.)

ABOUT East-West BRT:
Milwaukee County is exploring adding high quality rapid transit service in the highest traveled and congested east-west corridor, connecting downtown Milwaukee at the lakefront, to the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center and all the neighborhoods in between.The exact route is being developed now. Common Councils and County Board will be voting on the BRT in June and July.

BRT would give transit riders quick, frequent, easy to use, safe, reliable access to region’s top jobs, healthcare, cultural, entertainment and shopping. East-West BRT would provide travel times competitive with driving, and include high quality stations, raised platforms with precision docking to provide easy level boarding. It should have robust connections with buses and the new Downtown Streetcar.

Fares would be the same as bus fares.

A multi-modal solution is critically needed to provide mobility for all people, accommodate robust growth and traffic and parking challenges, and help spur efficient, accessible job growth and economic development.

Looking forward to seeing you at the Public Meeting on May 18th!


Kerry Thomas | MetroGO!
Executive Director | 262–246–6151
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