Student Life



Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Friday: Closed

CALL: (608) 246-6224

Madison College Shuttles

Currently enrolled degree-credit students at Madison College are eligible to ride the shuttles, which serve the Commercial Avenue, Truax, and South Campuses; Downtown Madison and Sun Prairie. To ride the shuttles, you must present your Madison College OneCard as you board. Non-degree students may also ride the shuttle if they buy the Student Activities/Commuter Services/Health and Fitness Package, which costs $75 a semester.

The shuttles operate Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. when classes are in session during the fall and spring semesters, including final exam weeks. Shuttles DO NOT operate during the summer months. All shuttles are wheelchair accessible and equipped with bike racks. 

The shuttle service was created by the Student Senate and is coordinated by Student Life. It is funded by the Commuter Services Fee. The shuttle program has provided over 750,000 rides for Madison College students since 2010.

Students boarding the campus shuttle


Shuttle Schedules 

East Shuttle Departures

Boarding from the circle driveway at the Truax Campus Gateway (1701 Wright Street) and boarding at the Capital Centre Market (111 North Broom St). A rolling stop (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.) is made at the main entrance of the Commercial Avenue Campus (2125 Commercial Ave) approximately 10 minutes after Truax or Downtown departure. If you want the shuttle to drop you at Commercial Avenue, please notify the driver when boarding at Truax or Downtown.

If you are a volunteer or a customer of the River Food Pantry and want to be dropped off at the pantry at 2201 Darwin Road, please notify the driver before the shuttle departs from Truax. The shuttle does not make pick ups at the pantry. Find current hours for River Food Pantry groceries, meals and volunteering at

Key: ≈ Slight delay; * No rolling stop at Commercial Ave

Capitol Centre Market (Downtown) to Truax Campus

Schedule is under development. Check back later in summer 2019.

Truax Campus to Capitol Centre Market (Downtown)

Schedule is under develpment. Check backer later in summer 2019.

West Shuttle Departures

There is no longer a shuttle service to the West Campus.

Routes and schedules are under development to possibly serve west Madison areas. Check back later in summer 2019.

South Shuttle Departures

Direct Service between South and Truax. Boarding at the main entrance of the South Campus (801 West Badger Road) and circle driveway at the Truax Campus Gateway (1701 Wright Street). 

Goodman South Campus to Truax Campus

Schedule is under development. Check back later in summer 2019.

Truax Campus to Goodman South Campus

Schedule is under development. Check back later in summer 2019.

Sun Prairie Shuttle Departures

The shuttle will serve Prairie Phoenix Academy, Sun Prairie High School, the Human and Protective Services building and Main building at the Truax campus. Schedule is under development. Check back later in summer 2019.

Madison Metro Buses

The following bus routes serve the Madison Campuses.

Commercial Avenue Campus: #2, 4, 17, 20-22, 27-29, 56, 57

Downtown: #1-6, 10-12, 14, 15, 19, 25, 27, 29, 37, 38, 47, 56-58, 70-72, 75

Goodman South Campus: #4, 5, 13, 16, 18, 40, 44, 48, 49

Truax Campus: # 6, 20, 34

West Campus: # 15, 68, 74

You can find additional information at  

Other Commuting Options

Commute smart by combining transportation options:

  • Rideshare
  • WI Van-Pool and Car-Pools with Truax preferred parking
  • Metro Bus and Paratransit
  • Dane County and South Central WI Park-n-Rides
  • Bikes (Madison Bcycles and bike racks on buses and shuttles)


Depending upon enrollment from various neighborhoods throughout Madison, additional shuttle routes may be added. Over 20 neighborhoods are being monitored for enrollment: West, Southwest, South, Southeast and Northeast.

Additional Information

Please note that Madison College students may not bring friends or family, who are not students, with them on the shuttles. This service is intended to provide efficient transportation for currently enrolled students. Children attending the Madison College Child and Family Center at Truax may ride the shuttles only when accompanied by their legal guardian, who is a currently enrolled student of Madison College.

Madison College faculty, staff and administrators are welcome to ride the shuttle if room is available, but students have priority. Employee shuttle rides are funded through the college's parking reimbursement fund.

Service enhancements are piloted and funded by Student Commuter Services Fees. Services under-utilized will end or be modified. Your feedback is welcomed - email, call (608) 243-4072 or stop into room B1244 at the Truax main campus.