Waukesha County Bluemound Corridor Transit Enhancement Study

About the Study

Following work completed on the Bus Rapid Transit Concept Plan for the Bluemound Road at the request of the Cities of Brookfield and Waukesha, Waukesha County requested the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC) conduct a transit enhancement study along and near Bluemound Road in Waukesha County. The study will provide recommendations for an incremental investment approach to implementing transit enhancements including bus rapid transit (BRT) features and pedestrian improvements along the existing Waukesha Metro Route 1 corridor. The enhanced Waukesha Metro transit service will link to CONNECT, the Region’s first BRT line set to open in June 2023, which will connect downtown Milwaukee to the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center via Wisconsin Avenue and Bluemound Road in Milwaukee County. The study will be coordinated with the Waukesha Area Transit Development Plan, which was recently completed. 

The preliminary route is shown below and will be adjusted as the study progresses.  

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 outreach will occur, with an online, self-guided public meeting, and in-person outreach with bus riders and residents. In addition, a survey of current bus riders and a business meeting was completed in late 2022. 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 for transit vehicles 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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