At the request of the City of Waukesha, SEWRPC prepared a short-range, 5-year transit development plan for Waukesha Metro Transit. The plan covered the period 2013-2017 and was based on a review of the existing transit system, and analyses of the travel habits, patterns and needs of system users based on on-bus surveys and passenger counts. The plan was completed in late 2012, and identifies the recommended transit system and the forecast ridership, service levels, and operating and capital expenses that would be expected over the planning period.
The preparation of this transit development plan was a joint effort between Waukesha Metro Transit and SEWRPC staff. The City of Waukesha Transit Commission and the Mayor’s office will provide guidance to the technical staffs in the preparation of this plan.
Public Informational Meetings
A public informational meeting was held on August 27, 2012, to provide the public with an opportunity to learn about the Waukesha Metro Transit Development Plan, discuss it with staff, and comment on alternative transit routing and service changes as well as the other work performed to date. The alternative service changes under consideration are summarized in the City of Waukesha Transit Development Plan Newsletter No. 1, in the July 5, 2012 presentation to the Waukesha Transit Commission, and on the public information meeting display boards. Commission staff has prepared a Record of Public Comments that summarizes all comments received.
The new 5-year transit development plan for Waukesha Metro Transit is documented in SEWRPC Community Assistance Planning Report No. 311 which can be found here
The new plan was formally adopted by the Waukesha Common Council on April 4, 2013.
If you need more information on the new transit development plan for Waukesha Metro Transit, or would like the documentation in an accessible format, please inform SEWRPC staff by calling 262-547-6721.