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, Downtown, Truax, West, South Campuses 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 7:00 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 commuter program has provided over 700,000 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 on Dayton Street at the Downtown Campus (211 N Carroll Street). 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

    Downtown Campus to Truax Campus

    7 a.m.; 7:20 a.m.; 8:00 a.m.; 9 a.m.; 9:30 a.m.; 10:00 a.m.; 10:30 a.m.; 11 a.m.; 11:20 a.m.

    Noon≈; 1 p.m.; 1:30 p.m.; 2 p.m.; 2:30 p.m.; 3 p.m.;  4 p.m.; 4:30 p.m.; 5 p.m.*; 5:30 p.m*.

    Truax Campus to Downtown Campus

    7:30 a.m.; 8:30 a.m.; 9 a.m.; 9:30 a.m.; 10 a.m.; 10:30 a.m.; 11 a.m.; 11:30 a.m

    12:30 p.m.; 1 p.m.; 1:30 p.m.; 2 p.m.; 2:30 p.m.; 3:30 p.m.; 4 p.m.; 4:30 p.m.; 5 p.m.*; 5:30 p.m.*

  • West Shuttle Departures

    Direct Service between the West Campus and Truax Campus. There is no stop at the Downtown Campus. Boarding at the main entrance of the West Campus (8017 Excelsior Drive) and circle driveway of the Truax Campus Gateway (1701 Wright Street).

    West Campus to Truax Campus

    7 a.m.; 8:30 a.m.; 10 a.m.

    1:15 p.m.;  2:45 p.m.

    Truax campus to West Campus

    7:45 a.m.; 9:15 a.m.

    12:30 p.m.; 2 p.m.; 4:30 p.m.

  • South Shuttle Departures

    Direct Service between South and Truax. There is no stop at the Downtown Campus. Boarding at the main entrance of the South Campus (2238 South Park Street) and circle driveway at the Truax Campus Gateway (1701 Wright Street). 

    South Campus to Truax Campus

    7 a.m.; 8 a.m.; 9 a.m.; 10 a.m.; 11 a.m.

    Noon; 1 p.m.; 2 p.m.; 3 p.m.; 4 p.m., 5 p.m.

    Truax Campus to South Campus

    7:30 a.m.; 8:30 a.m.; 9:30 a.m.; 10:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.

    12:30 p.m.; 1:30 p.m.; 2:30 p.m.; 3:30 p.m.; 4:30 p.m. (4:30 is the last shuttle from South. Due to heavy traffic we recommend taking the East shuttle to Downtown and then taking the Metro #5 bus to the South campus)

  • Monona Shuttle Departures

    Boarding at La Follette High School in Madison (702 Pflaum Road), MG21 Charter School in Monona (5301 Monona Drive) and Monona Grove High School (4400 Monona Drive). There are no Madison College shuttle stop signs at these locations.

    La Follette High School to Truax Gateway

    11:55 a.m.

    MG21 Charter School to Truax Gateway

    12:05 p.m.

    Monona Grove High School to Truax Gateway

    12:15 p.m.

    Truax Gateway to LaFollette, MG21 & Monona Grove

    3:15 p.m.

  • Sun Prairie Shuttle Departures

    Boarding off of Kroncke Drive in front of the Prairie Phoenix Academy in Sun Prairie (160 South Street), Protective Services Building at the Truax Campus (1701 Pearson Street) and the circle driveway at the Truax Campus Gateway (1701 Wright Street). Madison College students catching the shuttle at the Phoenix Academy may park on South Street and West Lane Street parking lot off of South Bristol Street, East Lane Street and King Street.

    Truax Gateway to sun prairie phoenix academy

    11:40 a.m.; 3:10 p.m.


    11:45 a.m.


    8:10 a.m.; 12:05 p.m.; 3:35 p.m.

  • Madison Metro Buses

    The following bus routes serve the Madison Campuses.

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

    Downtown Campus: #2-8, 10-12, 14, 15, 19, 25, 27-29, 37, 47, 56-58, 70-72, 75, 81

    South Campus: #5, 13, 44, 48

    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)

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 between Madison campuses for currently enrolled students. Children attending the Madison College Child and Family Centers at Downtown and/or 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.