ENHANCING TRANSIT ALONG 27TH STREET
Investing in Access and Racial Equity
More riders depend on transit along the 27th Street corridor for access to jobs, healthcare and education than most other corridors in the Milwaukee area. To meet the community’s modern mobility needs, the Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) has begun the environmental review and design process to deploy bus rapid transit (BRT) service along the 27th Street corridor, the second route planned for Milwaukee County’s newest BRT system, CONNECT. The use of BRT in this corridor was recommended by the transit enhancement feasibility study completed in 2022. Outreach will continue to be an important aspect during this next phase of the project, with opportunities for the public to provide input.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
By deploying BRT along the 27th Street corridor, the Milwaukee North-South Transit Enhancement project will enhance service for the current MCTS PurpleLine riders and intersect with CONNECT (East-West BRT), the first route in the CONNECT BRT system. The project would increase frequency, add amenities and serve more community members along the 27th Street corridor.
This project is one way Milwaukee County is keeping the commitment to achieving racial equity and social justice made in 2019 when the County resolved to advocate for policies that improve health in communities of color. The project will improve access to convenient transportation for jobs, education, healthcare, grocery stores and other essential services—each with a positive impact to health and economic opportunity.
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Address inequities in our transportation system
Improve the quality of service for those who depend on transit
driving in the corridor
2020 - 2022
2023 - 2025
Environmental Review and Design
2026 - 2027
BRT Open to Service