Madison brt

HEWITT supported efforts to define and develop a new RapidRide route along E Madison St by conducting feasibility studies and conceptual designs for passenger shelters.




Bus Transit


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about the project

These accommodate a variety of stop configurations, including center-running, side-running, business access and transit-only (BAT) lanes, and mixed-flow lanes in a 45 city-block span. The Madison Street BRT 2.5 mile corridor spans between 1st Ave in downtown Seattle and Martin Luther King Jr Way, connecting Downtown, First Hill, Capitol Hill, Central District, and Madison Valley neighborhoods. The route provides connections to additional bus routes, the First Hill Streetcar, and ferry service at the Colman Dock Ferry Terminal.

The design included appropriate siting for passenger shelters and driver comfort stations and 3D visualizations. Each ADA-accessible shelter kit of parts (designed by HEWITT) includes real-time arrival information, off-board fare collection, benches, pedestrian-scale lighting, and signature signage. The goal for the Madison Street Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) program is to improve transit capacity, travel time, reliability, connectivity, comfort, visibility, and legibility in one of the City’s most heavily-traveled multimodal corridors.