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; Sun Prairie and several east and west neighborhoods. 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 established in 2010 by the Student Senate and is coordinated by Commuter Services. It is funded by the Commuter Services Fee. The shuttle program has provided over 800,000 rides for Madison College students.

 

Shuttle Schedules 

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Downtown 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 Street). A rolling* stop (7 a.m. to 5 p.m.) is made at the main entrance of the Commercial Avenue Campus (2125 Commercial Avenue) approximately 5-10 minutes after Truax or 10-25 minutes after Downtown departure. If you want the shuttle to drop you at Commercial Avenue, please notify the driver when boarding at Truax or Downtown.

*Rolling stop means you need to watch for the shuttle, wave at the driver while approaching the shuttle or stand at the shuttle sign, or the shuttle won't stop. A "rolling stop" is used at the Commercial Avenue campus, because if the shuttle sits and waits for a specific posted departure time, it is unable to stay on schedule between the Truax campus and downtown Madison, given the variance in traffic volume and delays caused by various construction projects in the city. Years of ridership data, from the Commercial Avenue campus, indicates that there is a less than 1% chance that someone will board from this location, whether the stop is a "rolling stop" or a "designated departure time stop".

Capitol Centre Market (Downtown) to Commercial Avenue Campus and Truax Campus Departure Times

7 a.m.; 8 a.m.; 9 a.m.; 10 a.m.; 11 a.m.; 12 noon; 1 p.m.; 2 p.m.; 3 p.m.; 4 p.m.; 5 p.m.

Truax Campus to Commercial Avenue Campus and Capitol Centre Market (Downtown) Departure Times

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.; 5:30 p.m.

Commercial Avenue Campus to Truax Campus Departure Times

Shuttle will *roll through Commercial Avenue any time between 10-25 minutes after the hour from 7 a.m. through 4 p.m.
7:15 a.m.; 8:15 a.m.; 9:15 a.m.; 10:15 a.m.; 11:15 a.m.; 12:15 p.m.; 1:15 p.m.; 2:15 p.m.; 3:15 p.m.; 4:15 p.m.

Commercial Avenue Campus to Capitol Centre Market (Downtown) Departure Times

Shuttle will *roll through Commercial Avenue any time between 35-40 minutes after the hour from 7 a.m. through 4 p.m.
7:40 a.m.; 8:40 a.m.; 9:40 a.m.; 10:40 a.m.; 11:40 a.m.; 12:40 p.m.; 1:40 p.m.; 2:40 p.m.; 3:40 p.m.; 4:40 p.m.

East Neighborhoods Shuttle Departures

Serving the neighborhoods of Vera Court (neighborhood center at 614 Vera Court), Northport Drive, Owl Creek, and the Truax Campus (1701 Wright Street). Madison College shuttles have permission to stop at select Metro bus stops. This does not permit shuttles to wait, if there is a city bus approaching. Madison College shuttles must always yield to city buses. The shuttle may be early or late for pick-up. Posted times are approximate, not exact. If you are not at the bus stop when the shuttle arrives, the shuttle may not be able to wait and will proceed, even if arriving early. Shuttles run on cell phone time, set by the Atomic Clock. Cell phone should be set to enable automatic updating of time.

Troy Drive and School Road Metro Bus Stop #5796 (WB) to Truax Campus Departure Times

7 a.m.; 9:15 a.m.; 10:40 a.m.; 12:25 p.m.; 1:50 p.m.; 3:35 p.m.; 5 p.m.

Northport Drive and Dryden Drive Metro Bus Stop #5109 (EB) to Truax Campus Departure Times

7:10 a.m.; 9:25 a.m.; 10:50 a.m.; 12:35 p.m.; 2 p.m.; 3:45 p.m.; 5:10 p.m.

Great Gray Drive and Owl Creek Drive Metro Bus Stop #3827 (EB) to Truax Campus Departure Times

8:40 a.m.; 10:05 a.m.; 1:15 p.m.; 4:25 p.m.

Truax Campus to Troy Drive, School Road, Nortport Drive and Dryden Drive Departure Times

9 a.m.; 10:25 a.m.; 12:10 p.m.; 1:35 p.m.; 3:20 p.m.; 4:45 p.m.

Truax Campus to Great Gray Drive and Owl Creek Drive Departure Times

9:45 a.m.; 12:55 p.m.; 4:05 p.m.

South Shuttle Departures

Serving the Goodman South Campus (2429 Perry Street) and the Truax Campus (Circle Driveway at the Gateway, 1701 Wright Street).

Goodman South Campus to Truax Campus Departure Times

Monday - Friday: 7 a.m.; 8 a.m.; 8:30 a.m.; 9:30 a.m.; 10 a.m.; 11 a.m.; 11:30 a.m.; 12:30 p.m.; 1 p.m.; 2 p.m.; 2:30 p.m.; 3:30 p.m.; 4 p.m.;

Monday - Thursday: 5 p.m. 

Truax Campus to Goodman South Campus Departure Times

Monday - Friday: 7:15 a.m.; 7:45 a.m.; 8:45 a.m.; 9:15 a.m.; 10:15 a.m.; 10:45 a.m.; 11:45 a.m.; 12:15 p.m.; 1:15 p.m.; 1:45 p.m.; 2:45 p.m.; 3:15 p.m.; 4:15 p.m.;

Monday - Thursday: 4:45 p.m. 

Sun Prairie Shuttle Departures

Serving Sun Prairie High School (888 Grove Street), Prairie Phoenix Academy (160 South Street) and the Truax Campus (1701 Wright Street). Commuter parking lot for use by any Madison College student at South Street and West Lane, off of Bristol Street, East Lane and King Street in Sun Prairie. Madison College students are welcomed and encouraged to use the shuttle stop at Prairie Phoenix Academy. Madison College students may NOT board or depart the shuttle at Sun Prairie High School.

Truax Campus Gateway Entrance to Sun Prairie Departure Times

7:20 a.m.; 11:25 a.m.; 2:30 p.m.; 5:30 p.m.

Sun Prairie High School to Truax Campus Departure Times
(For use by STEM students ONLY)

7:45 a.m.; (2:50 p.m. drop-off time only)

Prairie Phoenix Academy to Truax Campus Departure Times

7:55 a.m.; 11:50 a.m.; 3 p.m.; (5:45 p.m. drop-off time only)

Truax Campus Gateway Entrance

(8:15 a.m. drop-off time only)

Protective Services Building (1701 Pearson Street) Departure Time

(8:20 a.m. drop-off time only); 11:30 a.m.

West Neighborhoods Shuttle Departures

Serving the neighborhoods of Tree Lane, Wexford, Greenbriar, Oak Creek, Elver Park (neighborhood center at 1201 McKenna Boulevard), Theresa Terrace
(neighborhood center at 1409 Theresa Terrace), Meadowwood (neighborhood center at 5740 Raymond Road), Goodman South Campus (2429 Perry Street) and Metro Bus South Transfer Point. There is no longer shuttle service to or from the West Campus. 

Madison College shuttles have permission to stop at select Metro bus stops. This does not permit shuttles to wait, if there is a city bus approaching. Madison College shuttles must always yield to city buses. The shuttle may be early or late for pick-up. Posted times are approximate, not exact. If you are not at the bus stop when the shuttle arrives, the shuttle may not be able to wait and will proceed, even if arriving early. Shuttles run on cell phone time, set by the Atomic Clock. Cell phone should be set to enable automatic updating of time.

Goodman South Campus to West Neighborhoods Departure Times

7:35 a.m.; 8:35 a.m.; 9:35 a.m.; 10:35 a.m.; 11:35 a.m.; 12:35 p.m.; 1:35 p.m.; 2:35 p.m.; 3:35 p.m.; 4:35 p.m.; 5:35 p.m.

Lussier Community Education Center (55 South Gammon Rd) to Goodman South Campus Departure Times

7 a.m.; 8 a.m.; 9 a.m.; 10 a.m.; 11 a.m.; 12 noon; 1 p.m.; 2 p.m.; 3 p.m.; 4 p.m.; 5 p.m.

McKenna Boulevard and Morraine View Drive Metro Bus Stop #8496 (SB) to Goodman South Cmapus Departure Times

7:10 a.m.; 8:10 a.m.; 9:10 a.m.; 10:10 a.m.; 11:10 a.m.; 12:10 p.m.; 1:10 p.m.; 2:10 p.m.; 3:10 p.m.; 4:10 p.m.; 5:10 p.m.

Prairie Road and Hammersley Road Metro Bus Stop #8664 (SB) to Goodman South Campus Departure Times

7:15 a.m.; 8:15 a.m.; 9:15 a.m.; 10:15 a.m.; 11:15 a.m.; 12:15 p.m.; 1:15 p.m.; 2:15 p.m.; 3:15 p.m.; 4:15 p.m.; 5:15 p.m.

South Whitney Way and Raymond Road Metro Bus Stop# 8297 (NB) to Goodman South Campus Departure Times

7:20 a.m.; 8:20 a.m.; 9:20 a.m.; 10:20 a.m.; 11:20 a.m.; 12:20 p.m.; 1:20 p.m.; 2:20 p.m.; 3:20 p.m.; 4:20 p.m.; 5:20 p.m.

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)

Important:

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 commuter@madisoncollege.edu, call (608) 243-4072 or stop into room B1244 at the Truax main campus.