Wisconsin Department of Transportation

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Madison Metro

Public transit provides a mobility option for people who are unable to drive or choose not to drive to their travel destinations. Approximately 55 percent of Wisconsin residents have access to public transit. WisDOT’s goal is to see that number grow to at least 75 percent.

Wisconsin transit rider trips by approximate percentage:

  • 48 percent work-related
  • 23 percent educational purposes
  • 18 percent retail trips, tourism or recreational destinations
  • 10 percent health care needs

Wisconsin has 81 public bus and shared-ride taxi systems. WisDOT administers a number of programs to help support these public transit services, along fixed route providers throughout the state. The programs assist with operating assistance, capital needs, and special needs such as transportation for the aging and people with disabilities.


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Last modified: February 28, 2014

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