Waukesha County Bluemound Corridor BRT Study

About the Study

At the request of Waukesha County, the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC) is completing a bus rapid transit (BRT) study along and near Bluemound Road in Waukesha County. The study will provide recommendations for an incremental investment approach to implementing BRT along the existing Waukesha Metro Route 1 corridor, including the planned extension to connect with the East-West BRT route in Milwaukee County at the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center. The preliminary route is shown below and will be adjusted as the study progresses.

At the request of the City of Waukesha and the City of Brookfield, Commission staff completed a Bus Rapid Transit Concept Plan for the Bluemound Road Corridor in early 2022. This effort is the next step towards implementing BRT in the Bluemound corridor. The study will be coordinated with the Waukesha Area Transit Development Plan, which is currently in progress. It will also include recommendations for pedestrian enhancements for improved access to and from BRT stations.

Preliminary Route Map

The preliminary route alignment is shown below.

Preliminary Route Map The preliminary route alignment is shown below.

Public Involvement

Outreach to transit riders, businesses and residents along the corridor, and members of the general public will occur as part of this study. At least one round of public meetings will occur, in conjunction with a survey of current bus riders and a business meeting. More details on public involvement opportunities will be announced when they are available.


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Advisory Committee

To provide guidance to the technical staff during the preparation of this plan, an advisory workgroup has been assembled and includes representation from the following organizations and local units of government, in addition to Waukesha County and SEWRPC:

  • City of Brookfield
  • City of Waukesha
  • City of Wauwatosa
  • Milwaukee County
  • MobiliSE
  • Town of Brookfield
  • Waukesha Metro
  • Wisconsin Department of Transportation
  • Milwaukee Regional Medical Center


What is Bus Rapid Transit?

Bus rapid transit (BRT) is typically characterized by exclusive transit lanes and signal priority preemption with enhanced stations spaced every one-half to one mile. The benefits of BRT include higher quality, more reliable and convenient, and faster service than a regular bus service that can avoid delays to better serve existing riders and attract new riders.

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