Transit Development Plan
About the Waukesha Area Transit Development Plan: 2023-2027
At the request of the City and County of Waukesha, the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission is preparing a transit system operations analysis and short-range service plan. The transit development plan includes both Waukesha Metro Transit and Waukesha County Transit to effectively evaluate the current systems and potential transit service recommendations to meet current needs, including studying the potential for different bus sizes to meet demand, exploring additional partnerships between the two transit systems to gain efficiencies, and evaluating the feasibility of implementing demand responsive service in areas of lower transit demand.
Public Information Meetings and Public Comment Opportunities
Three public meetings were held in October to gather feedback on draft recommendations for Waukesha Metro the Waukesha County Transit services. The feedback received from the public will help Waukesha County and Waukesha Metro Transit determine which transit system recommendations they should pursue over the next five years. Click here (registration required) to view a recording of the virtual meeting held on October, 26, 2022.
Although the comment period ended on November 11, 2022, you can still access the draft recommendations. Additional materials can be found on the right sidebar under “Public Information Materials.” The public comments received during the plan development process will be summarized and made accessible on this page at the end of this planning process.
To provide guidance to the technical staff during the preparation of this plan, and to involve concerned and affected public officials and citizen leaders more directly and actively in the development of transit service policies and improvement proposals, an Advisory Committee was appointed by the Waukesha County Director of Public Works and the City of Waukesha Director of Public Works. The Advisory Committee is responsible for proposing to Waukesha County, the City of Waukesha’s Transit Commission, and SEWRPC, after careful study and evaluation, a plan identifying the recommended transit service improvements for the Waukesha Area over the five-year planning window.