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

TRUAX A2020

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

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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 and South Campuses. Additionally there are two new stops in South Madison and Fitchburg. To ride the shuttles, you must present your Madison College OneCard as you board. Nondegree 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 6:45 a.m. to 7 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. Evening shuttle service was discontinued due to ver low ridership.

Students wishing to move between the Downtown campus and the Truax campus after the last shuttle at 6:30 p.m. are encouraged to ride Metro Bus route #6. Students heading further west may catch Metro Bus route #15. Students heading south may catch Metro Bus route #5.

The shuttle service is funded by the Commuter Services Fee. You can download the schedule (PDF, 510KB).

Students boarding the campus shuttle

Shuttle Schedules

  • East Shuttle

    Boarding from the circle driveway at the Truax Campus Gateway (1701 Wright St). A rolling stop is made 5-10 minutes and 35-40 minutes after the hour at the main entrance at the Commercial Avenue Campus (2125 Commercial Ave) and boarding on Dayton Street at the Downtown Campus (211 N Carroll St). *The East Shuttle stops at River Food Pantry (2201 Darwin Rd) on Tuesday and Thursday on the 4:30 p.m. trip out of Truax and on Friday the 5 p.m. trip out of Truax.

    Morning

    Shuttle #1

    Downtown to Commercial Ave to Truax
    7 a.m.; 8 a.m.; 9 a.m.; 10 a.m.; 11 a.m.

    Truax to Commercial Ave to Downtown
    7:30 a.m.; 8:30 a.m.; 9:30 a.m.; 10:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m

    Shuttle #2

    TRUAX TO COMMERCIAL AVE TO DOWNTOWN 
    7 a.m.; 8 a.m.; 9 a.m.; 10 a.m.; 11 a.m.

    DOWNTOWN TO COMMERCIAL AVE TO TRUAX
    7:30 a.m.; 8:30 a.m.; 9:30 a.m.; 10:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.

    Afternoon

    SHUTTLE #1

    DOWNTOWN TO COMMERCIAL AVE TO TRUAX
    12 noon; 1 p.m.; 2 p.m.; 3 p.m.; 4 p.m.; 5 p.m.; 6 p.m.

    TRUAX TO COMMERCIAL AVE TO DOWNTOWN
    12:30 p.m.; 1:30 p.m.; 2:30 p.m.; 3:30 p.m.; 4:30 p.m.*; 5:30 p.m.

    SHUTTLE #2

    TRUAX TO COMMERCIAL AVE TO DOWNTOWN
    12 noon; 1 p.m.; 2 p.m.; 3 p.m.; 4 p.m.; 5 p.m.*; 6 p.m.

    DOWNTOWN TO COMMERCIAL AVE TO TRUAX
    12:30 p.m.; 1:30 p.m.; 2:30 p.m.; 3:30 p.m.; 4:30 p.m.; 5:30 p.m.

  • South Shuttle

    The South Shuttle has changed to serve more students! Boarding on Dayton Street at the Downtown Campus (211 N Carroll St) and at the main entrances at the South Campus (2238 S Park St), Bridge Lake Point Waunona Neighborhood Center (1917 Lake Point Dr) and Badger Rock Neighborhood Center (501 E Badger Rd).

    Morning

    South to Downtown
    6:45 a.m.; 7:45 a.m.; 8:45 a.m.; 9:45 a.m.; 10:45 a.m.; 10:45 a.m.; 11:45 a.m. 12:45 p.m.

    Downtown to BLPW Neighborhood Center
    7 a.m.; 8 a.m.; 9 a.m.; 10 a.m.; 11 a.m.; 12 noon

    BLPW Neighborhood Center to Badger Rock
    7:15 a.m.; 8:15 a.m.; 9:15 a.m.; 10:15 a.m.; 11:15 a.m.; 12:15 p.m.

    Badger Rock to South
    7:30 a.m.; 8:30 a.m.; 9:30 a.m.; 10:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.; 12:30 p.m.

    Afternoon

    Downtown to South
    1 p.m.; 2 p.m.; 3 p.m.; 4 p.m.; 5 p.m.; 6 p.m. (last shuttle will take riders to South, Badger Rock and BLPW Neighborhood Center)

    South to Badger Rock
    1:15 p.m.; 2:15 p.m.; 3:15 p.m.; 4:15 p.m.; 5:15 p.m.

    Badger Rock to BLPW Neighborhood Center
    1:30 p.m.; 2:30 p.m.; 3:30 p.m.; 4:30 p.m.; 5:30 p.m.

    BLPW Neighborhood Center to Downtown
    1:40 p.m.; 2:40 p.m.; 3:40 p.m.; 4:40 p.m.; 5:40 p.m.

  • West Shuttle

    The West Shuttle has changed to serve more students! Boarding is on Dayton St at the Downtown Campus and the main entrances at the South Campus (2238 S Park St), West Campus (8017 Excelsior Dr) and Boys and Girls Club (4619 Jenewein Rd, Fitchburg).

    Morning

    West to Downtown
    6:45 a.m.; 8:20 a.m.; 9:20 a.m.; 10:20 a.m.; 11:20 a.m.

    Downtown to South
    7:30 a.m.; 8:45 a.m.; 9:45 a.m.; 10:45 a.m.; 11:45 a.m.

    South to Boys & Girls Club
    7:45 a.m.; 9:00 a.m.; 10:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m.; 12 noon

    Boys & Girls Club to West
    7:55 a.m.; 9:10 a.m.; 10:10 a.m.; 11:10 a.m.; 12:10 p.m.

    Afternoon

    WEST TO Boys & Girls Club
    12:40 p.m.; 1:40 p.m.; 2:40 p.m.; 3:40 p.m.; 4:40 p.m.; 5:40 p.m.

    Boys & Girls Club TO SOUTH
    12:50 p.m.; 1:50 p.m.; 2:50 p.m.; 3:50 p.m.; 4:50 p.m.; 5:50 p.m.

    SOUTH TO Downtown
    1:00 p.m.; 2:00 p.m.; 3:00 p.m.; 4:00 p.m.; 5:00 p.m.; 6:00 p.m.

    Downtown TO WEST
    1:15 p.m.; 2:15 p.m.; 3:15 p.m.; 4:15 p.m.; 5:15 p.m.

  • Other Commuting Options

    Students are encouraged to maximize their commuting by utilzing combinations of transportation options including:

    • Car-pooling
    • WI RideShare
    • Madison Metro Buses (and paratransit as necessary)
    • Dane County, South Central WI and Shuttle-Stop Park-n-Rides
    • Bicycling (Madison Bcycles and bike racks on buses and shuttles)

    Madison Metro Buses

    • Metro Bus route #5 serves Park Street (South Transfer Point/South Campus)
    • Metro Bus route #6 serves Downtown and Truax campuses
    • Metro Bus route #15 serves Downtown and West campuses
    • Metro Bus route #16 serves Bridge Lake Point Waunona, Badger Rock and South Transfer Point/South Campus
    • Metro Bus route #18 serves Boys and Girls Club and South Transfer Point/South Campus

    Buses typically arrive/depart every 30 minutes.

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 for Spring 2017 are piloted and funded by Student Commuter Services Fees. Services under-utilized will end or be modified. The shuttle program has provided over half-a-million rides for Madison College students since 2010. Your feedback is welcome - email senate@madisoncollege.edu, call (608) 246-6107 or visit madisoncollegesenate.org